World Rugby gives unions more time over Nations Championship

• Rugby Championship and Six Nations given new deadline
• NZRU’s Steve Tew says ‘great idea comes with complications’

World Rugby has extended its deadline for the Six Nations and Rugby Championship unions to take the concept of a Nations Championship a step further to next week.

The unions had been given until Friday to agree to sign up to due diligence, which allows a mutual examination of books. It would not commit a union to joining the Championship, which World Rugby would like to start in 2022.

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