Alan Gilpin, executive director of World Rugby, announced the shocking figure that the institution lost after the coronavirus pandemic. In full presentation of a four-year strategic plan, he pointed out that the economic damage suffered was around one billion pounds.
“We are seeing players young and old returning to their clubs in record time. We hope and need that to happen all over the world, that people return to the sport quickly and that we can all move towards success,” Gilpin noted with some enthusiasm. , although he believes that predicting the time it will take for World Rugby to reverse the deficit is virtually impossible.
The executive director said that the plan presented by the organization is the way to “tackle” Covid and lay the foundations for a more attractive and sustainable game.