Negotiations have already started.
The leaders of the largest Rugby Unions are discussing the idea of creating a World Nations Championship. 24 strongest national teams will be invited to participate in the competition. The tournament will have two divisions of 12 teams each, with promotion and relegation.
According to the head of New Zealand rugby Mark Robinson, if the parties agree, the World Nations Championship could start in 2024 and be held every two years. Competitions will be designed to replace test matches. At the same time, the new tournament will not affect the holding of the Rugby Championship and the Six Nations Cup.