World Rugby has announced a new competition starting in 2026 as part of a “significant overhaul” of the men’s international calendar.
The new tournament will be made up of 24 teams, split into a first and second division, with promotion and relegation from 2030.
The top division will include the 10 sides from the Six Nations and Rugby Championship, plus two unnamed others.
The World Cup will also be expanded to 24 teams from 2027.
More to follow.