English Premiership Clubs To Push For Radical Six Nations Overhaul
England’s leading Premiership clubs have put forward a radical proposal for the Six Nations Championship.
According to The Telegraph, the clubs wants the Six Nations to be condensed from seven to five weeks as part of the new global season following the 2019 World Cup.
The plan would mean each country playing Test matches on five successive weekends, with the two gap weekends in the current schedule being scrapped. It would represent the biggest overhaul of the championship since Italy joined in 2000.
It is understood that the proposal will be presented to a meeting of rugby’s stakeholders from both the northern and southern hemispheres in San Fransisco next week to negotiate a new global season from 2020.
At the time of writing it remains unclear as to whether or not they will have the backing of the English Rugby Football Union. Chief executive Ian Ritchie will will be part of a three-man Six Nations subcommittee at the American summit.