http://www.the42.ie/world-rugby-test-4277910-Oct2018/ This has been doing the rounds lately and World Rugby are now backing the idea... It sounds terrible for so many reasons, I'll list the ones that come to mind: 1. What's the point? We have a RWC and every rugby fan loves test matches; 2. This presumably requires two additional teams to join the Rugby Championship, do we really need to add precessions against Fiji and Japan to a tournament already lacking competitiveness. 3. The format appears to be skewed in the SH's favour if I'm reading it correctly, the first rounds to be played between the NH and SH will be in the traditional test series spots when the SH are fresher and at home. In addition there's even more travelling for the NH. 4. It seems straight up robbed from UEFA's European Nations League which captivated nobody. There may have been a slight improvement in viewers but international soccer is no where near as healthy as rugby. 5. It's Augustin Pichot's idea, he's a ******* idiot.