Players want say on Nations Championship

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Owen Farrell, Johnny Sexton and Kieran Read voiced serious concerns over World Rugby's Nations Championship plans just two weeks ago, in IRP's first concerted mobilisation against the proposed radical Test arena shake-up.

The Luxembourg-based buyout firm made the offer this week, according to two people familiar with the talks, spotting an opportunity to become a leading financial player in the development of rugby union worldwide. "Players having a genuine, and greater say, can't be undervalued".

Cape Town - International Rugby Players has committed to Thursday's global competition discussions in order to explore options and see if a constructive solution for the game can be found.

Premiership Rugby and the French Rugby League (LNR) also released a joint statement on Monday calling on World Rugby to include all stakeholders in its upcoming talks in Dublin.

Among other announcements made by World Rugby, the proposed new format would be "underpinned by a record commercial partnership" with marketing company Infront, which they say will guarantee nearly £5 billion ($6.6 billion/€5.9 billion) for investment in the sport over 12 years.

Top players across the world are more attuned to their own welfare and safety than ever before. "Most teams would play 11 matches".

'We want to be part of key decisions in the game, however, at the moment we don't have a proper seat at the table to exert any influence, ' Hooper said.

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'World Rugby not fully involving all stakeholders in Nations Championship talks'

'Moving forward, we want to ensure that the players have independently appointed representation on the World Rugby executive committee and other key World Rugby decision-making bodies'.

It is believed that both Ireland and Scotland oppose the Nations League concept primarily because they do not agree with there being relegation and promotion for the Six Nations.

The original suggestion for a 12-strong league of the world's best teams, split between the current Six Nations and Rugby Championship, but also featuring season-ending semi-finals and finals, was criticised on player welfare grounds as it would have forced finalists to play five weekends in a row.

CVC Capital Partners has made a £500m bid to acquire a minority stake in the Six Nations, the global rugby union tournament, as the private equity group seeks further investments that would give it a grip over the sport's financial future.

CVC's bid for the Six Nations is a natural extension of its strategy to invest in the sport, with the private equity group believing it can provide the financial firepower and corporate knowhow to derive better sponsorship and broadcast deals for the game.

"The feeling on the [conference] call was that it is no longer appropriate for World Rugby and the unions to determine tournament structures, logistics and terms of participation without getting to an agreed outcome with players".

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