The outgoing President of the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), Simon Halliday, insists that they are on track and committed to creating a Club World Cup. It is scheduled to be held every four years and would be a further step towards aligning the calendars of the northern and southern hemisphere.
Halliday has been in the role for more than six years and will hand it over to Chief Financial Officer Anthony Lepage as the governing body searches for a new CEO and chairman.
“We are now working on the participation of the South African provinces and moving towards a Club World Cup every four years,” Halliday said.
“Along with our improved formats, small group matches and more knockout rugby, EPCR is in a great position to grow.
The issue of calendar alignment is very latent and is a constant request from many countries, such as Argentina, which suffer from the fatigue of their players due to this problem.
The illusion of a tournament between the best teams in Super Rugby, the URC and the Champions Cup excites everyone for the next few years.