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The latest global rugby calendar proposal sees European rugby start in December with the Six Nations being pushed back as far as April.
Plans revealed by The Rugby Paper would see thee Six Nations end in May to run at the same time as the Rugby Championship which would be pushed back from its usual August start.
World Rugby see the potential move as essential in reducing the damaging conflict between the club and international game which consistently overlap despite the current test windows that are in place.
“We are working on a model for the club game starting sometime in December,’’ a leading club executive told The Rugby Paper.
“The proposal is for a 29-30 week season which would take us through to July with a break for the Six Nations to be played in April and finished in mid-May.”
“That schedule is gaining a lot of traction with clubs in the Gallagher Premiership, the PRO14 and the Top 14.
New global calendar proposal
Autumn internationals: October – November
Six Nations: April – May
Rugby Championship: April – May
Club and European games: December- – July
You can check out the full report in The Rugby Paper here.