Key Points:

    • 12-team World League from 2020
    • Japan and USA to join Rugby Championship
    • Deal worth $10-14m a year for each nation
    • Pacific Island nations locked out
    • Six Nations unchanged

International rugby is braced for the biggest change in modern history with plans to create a World League that will see Japan and the USA join the Rugby Championship set to be signed off as early as next month.

The Herald understands that a 12-team World League has captured the imagination of the leading nations and that an unknown broadcaster has already tabled an offer to finance the


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