World Rugby’s vice president wasn’t consulted on RWC 2023 pool draw timing

first_imgTuesday Feb 4, 2020 World Rugby’s vice president wasn’t consulted on RWC 2023 pool draw timing World Rugby vice president Agustin Pichot has said that he is “completely against” having the draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup at the end of this year.ADVERTISEMENTThere was widespread criticism last week when it was revealed that the draw will take place in late November 2020, three years before the tournament starts in France in 2023. Not only would eight teams still not have qualified, but the rankings could change so much during the intervening time that the pools at the RWC may not actually reflect the balance of power in rugby.This has clearly been shown in the past, most noticeably in 2015 with a pool consisting of Australia, England and Wales, three of the top four teams in the world.The former Argentina captain Pichot said on Twitter that he was not “informed or consulted” about this decision, neither were RWC board members Steve Brown, Steve Tew or Michael Hawker.Pichot has not been afraid to criticise World Rugby in the past, as he also took aim at the ranking system last year which saw Wales climb to world number one. On this occasion, he certainly has a lot of backing from the rugby world.ADVERTISEMENTHolding the draw so far in advance of the RWC does help with ticket sales and planning for travelling supporters coming from all corners of the world, and that is partly why World Rugby does this.However, the drawbacks seem so glaringly obvious that they outweigh any of the reasons behind such a decision. Although football is a more popular sport, the FIFA World Cup draw is held just six months before the tournament starts, and there is still no problem with ticket sales.The timing of the draw is not a new thing, and it has grown increasingly unpopular, but this shows that those in World Rugby are not keen either.YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY: ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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