Clubs demand input in shaping international rugby calendar

  • Premiership CEO and French counterpart send letter
  • Post-pandemic plans for England to have hectic autumn

An escalating club versus country row intensified on Monday with Premiership Rugby demanding a say in any changes to the international calendar when the sport resumes in a letter sent to World Rugby and the Rugby Football Union.

The Premiership chief executive, Darren Childs, and his French counterpart, Paul Goze, both signed the letter addressed to World Rugby, the RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney and the France federation president Bernard Laporte, insisting that it was “essential” that the domestic leagues were involved in shaping the post-pandemic landscape.

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