Six Nations prefer to sit pretty rather than expand the sport

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Six Nations prefer to sit pretty rather than expand the sport

It has become clear that rugby’s globalisation is held to ransom by a handful of European heavyweights

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Rugby’s long established status quo will remain in place for the foreseeable future. It means the disparity between the game’s haves and have-nots is likely to deepen after World Rugby shelved ambitious new plans for a Nations Championship that was supposed to pit 12 teams against each other on an annual basis.

The global body failed to find consensus among its affiliates.

The venture, if it saw the light of day, would have helped bridge the gap between rugby’s top tier nations and those a rung or so below...

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