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Sir Bill Beaumont calls for emergency meeting

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has called an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the international game.

Representatives from all tier-one countries – along with Fiji, Japan and the players’ union – will gather in Dublin at the end of the month.

t follows widespread criticism of the latest proposals for a World League.

“I look forward to a constructive debate with my colleagues and productive outcomes,” said Beaumont.

“Only by working together in the interests of the global game can we achieve something truly impactful in this important area for rugby’s future global growth.”

Beaumont added that “no decisions have been made” amid concerns over player welfare and the marginalising of the likes of Georgia and the Pacific Islands.

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