Club World Cup back on the table
NEWS: Plans for a Club World Cup have been confirmed this week by the Chief Executive of the organisers of the European Champions Cup.
The new tournament is set to feature eight teams from the Northern Hemisphere and the same number from the south’s Super Rugby, with the former possibly being the eight European Champions Cup quarterfinalists of that season.
“We have some basic principles, that it is played every four years to keep a rare and exclusive format,” European Professional Club Rugby chief executive Vincent Gaillard told AFP on Tuesday.
“More than that, it devalues the product.
“We’ll probably play in the same period, probably a bit tighter, on consecutive weekends. But it’s still early.
“We’re advancing. There’s a unanimous agreement among our board that it’s the EPCR that carries it,” he added.