The Rugby Pod spoke this week about the proposed plans to introduce a World League into the sport, potentially overhauling the entire layout of the game that we know.

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The concept has drawn criticism from many of the top players in World Rugby.

International Rugby Players President Jonathan Sexton said: “While players gave this idea a cautious welcome when we met at the end of last year, it now seems like a commercial deal on the future of the game is being negotiated at a rapid pace with little consideration given to the important points we raised with World Rugby in November.

Andy Goode and Jim Hamilton spoke at great length about the proposed plans, focusing on how this would affect the Pacific Islands.

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