Australia and New Zealand praise new rugby World Cup model

  • Australia and New Zealand, the world’s top two rugby nations, have hailed a new financial model for the World Cup.

    The overhaul is set to increase their shares of takings from the competition.

    The International Rugby Board announced the new model in Dublin this week, adding it would pump an additional $80 million to further develop the sport.

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