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News24.com | Test rugby calendar to ‘optimise’ existing windows

No new worldwide men’s rugby union competition will be launched before 2024, with the existing July and November Test match windows to be “optimised” instead.

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No new worldwide men’s rugby union competition will be launched before 2024, with the existing July and November Test match windows to be “optimised” instead, the sport’s global governing body said on Wednesday.
The problem of aligning a congested fixture list in what is predominantly a winter game in both the northern and southern hemispheres, has plagued rugby in the professional era.
Wednesday’s statement from World Rugby said competition format change is “key to increasing interest and value”.

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