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Meetings planned on Six Nations expansion and relegation

It’s been confirmed a sub-committee of the Six Nations council is being set up to review the Championship and it will report by the end of the year and we understand that absolutely nothing is off limits.

The possibility of expanding the Six Nations will be discussed and Georgia is just one of a number of possibilities, with South Africa, Japan and, of course, the promised land of the USA all in the mix.


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Japan might be a stretch but there are two good reasons for South Africa to look north: two of its professional teams already do so; the Cheetahs and the Kings play in the Guinness Pro14.

Europe is the wealthiest rugby centre in the world and the time zones are infinitely more friendly for South Africa than those in Sydney, Wellington and Buenos Aires; something we will return to.


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