Business of Sport: Nations Championship risks blowing US rugby opportunity

Business of Sport: Nations Championship risks blowing US rugby opportunity
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Trevor McKewen
One of the challenges facing World Rugby is how to fit the USA Eagles into the mooted Nations Championship league. Right now, the United States team doesn’t even feature in discussions around the 12 international teams to form two conferences. The Six Nations partnership obviously shuts them out, so the Eagles would need to be one of the two teams added to the Sanzaar conference. But so far, those two slots seem certain to go to Japan and Fiji. Both are justified inclusions for different reasons – Japan for the commercial...

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