The idea of a new Club World Cup makes Irish rugby legend Keith Wood ‘just want to puke’, as there are already too many pressures on players as it is.
Reports this week have suggested that a new rugby Club World Cup could be up and running every four years, starting from as soon as 2src28.
This would add a new competition to the global game in the middle of the four-year World Cup cycle, in the same years as British & Irish Lions tours, and will place increasing pressure on squads and players.
There has also been no indication that the regular season of already established club competitions, such as Super Rugby, the URC or Champions Cup, will be truncated or shortened in any way.
This leaves players in the position where they will be playing an increased number of matches every two years, with the current setup already taking it’s toll on players as it is.
For former Ireland captain Keith Wood, there is nothing good about adding a new international club competition to the calendar.
Everything wrong with a Club World Cup
Speaking on Wednesday Night Rugby, Wood looked at everything wrong with the proposed Club World Cup.
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