World Rugby is making contingencies in case cross-hemisphere travel is not possible for global groups until 2021.

World Rugby has developed a $100m (₤ 80m) relief fund to assist alleviate the monetary pressure on the international video game from the coronavirus pandemic.

Scottish Rugby announced a series of pay cuts, in addition to furloughing about 75% of its personnel, earlier this week.

The Rugby Football Union has stated it anticipates to lose out on ₤ 50m of revenue, while Rugby Australia is another union to take drastic cost-cutting measures.

We are taking unmatched action as a sport united to support global rugby, its competitors, unions and players,” said World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont.

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The worldwide governing body is likewise checking out alternatives for reorganizing the international rugby calendar in the brief term in preparation for sport restarting.

World Rugby’s contingencies consist of the possibilities that cross-hemisphere travel may not be permitted, which would affect on the northern hemisphere’s autumn series, which no global rugby at all might be feasible up until 2021.

We are quickly moving towards a feasible calendar option and, while compromises are being made, the outcome will remain in the very best interests of the entire game,” included Beaumont.

For the Six Nations unions and Australia, Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand in the southern hemisphere, World Rugby stated a monetary package would “possibly include a mix of loans and advances”.

World Rugby is also devoted to supporting emerging countries and regional associations where needed,” it included a statement.

An RFU representative said: “We invite all assistance from UK government and worldwide federations to help sustain the game across England and the rest of the world.

Beaumont is being challenged by World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot as he runs for re-election to his post next month.Pichot is calling for a “international adjustment” in the game’s governing structure, “proceeding from the time where those advantages were for just a couple of”.


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