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Club world cup.
Rugby is at a very worrying but important time in its development right now. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the fixtures calendar with huge financial losses across the board – but an opportunity to restart couldn’t have come at a better time.
World Rugby is an unprecedented situation but could finally get their way in terms of a nations championship and a unified calendar as unions across the world scramble for something to next rugby to that next level and truly become a global game.
But what about the stakeholders just beneath them on the ladder? The clubs that provide the players for the national game. Isn’t it time we injected some much-needed life into our domestic scenes?
All Blacks and Crusaders star Sam Whitelock wants to see it.
Speaking to Newshub this week, Whitelock, said there is definitely interest for a similar model to be introduced at club level.
“In general, aligning the world’s competitions to open up these possibilities is a good thing,” Whitelock said
“You can imagine having the best northern vs southern hemisphere clubs and international sides meeting every couple of years would be pretty cool.
“There is an appetite to see that – Munster vs the Crusaders sounds pretty cool. There are options on the table, and we just need to work through those and debate them.”