European rugby bosses confirm Club World Cup discussions

European rugby bosses confirm Club World Cup discussions

European rugby union's governing body, the EPCR, has confirmed talks are ongoing regarding a proposal for a global Club World Cup.

The organisers of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, say discussions have already taken place between shareholders for a competition to complement both and take place once every four years.


The proposal floated by French Federation president, Bernard Laporte could see teams from the English Premiership, French Top14, Pro14 and Super Rugby, along with the league winners from the United States and Japan competing.

 

A statement admitted 'work on possible formats is ongoing with a collaborative approach and issues of player welfare to the fore.

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