EPCR discuss possibility of Club World Cup

EPCR also affirmed that the European competitions will not be threatened by the new proposal
EPCR also affirmed that the European competitions will not be threatened by the new proposal
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The European Professional Club Rugby has confirmed that they are in discussion about unveiling an annual Club World Cup concept.

The organisers of both Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions in Europe, EPCR added that there was already a discussion took place with the shareholders and the competition might take place once in every four years.

If the proposal goes through then teams from English Premiership, Pro14, Top14, Super Rugby along with league winners of Japan's Top League and USA's Pro Rugby competing in a single tournament.

"Discussions have already taken place on an official level between EPCR and its shareholders regarding a global club tournament which could complement the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup and which could take place once every four years.

"Work on possible formats is ongoing with a collaborative approach and issues of player welfare to the fore

"EPCR does not believe it appropriate to highlight such discussions while the public health crisis due to COVID-19 continues, and currently, the organisation’s focus is on attempting to reschedule the knockout stages of the 2019/20 tournaments subject to government and local authority directives."

 

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