Tuesday July 14, 2020

The battle for modern rugby's soul

Rugby's most crucial debate is about whether a small group of rich investors or the wider community will determine the future of the sport.

26th October, 2014
Tom McGurk.

Next month, the 2014-15 international rugby season in the northern hemisphere gets under way with the autumn internationals. The Six Nations will follow in March 2015 and, come September, a hugely anticipated Rugby World Cup will kick off in England. Already, the ticket demands for the World Cup have reached spectacular heights.

On the surface, rugby has never looked so successful. But behind the scenes, there are fundamental questions that remain unanswered.

The most immediate ones...

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