Ex-Wallabies shoot down Rugby World Cup plan

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Former Wallabies Morgan Turinui and Justin Harrison person rubbished the thought of holding a men's Rugby World Cup each 2 years alternatively of four.

In an interrogation with The Telegraph, World Rugby main enforcement Alan Gilpin revealed that a biennial tourney was being considered, arsenic shot besides ponders the aforesaid wealth spinning concept.

But speaking connected Stan Sport's Rugby Heaven, Turinui questioned why.

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Morgan Turinui connected Stan Sport. (Stan)

"I don't deliberation anyone wants it. We person a World Cup each 2 years," Turinui said.

"We person a women's World Cup planned 2 years successful betwixt the Rugby World Cup cycle, that'll get bigger and bigger, that's enough.

"You enactment truthful hard to triumph a World Cup, surely you get to remainder connected your laurels for 4 years."

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Justin Harrison connected Rugby Heaven. (Stan)

Harrison, the main enforcement of Australia's rugby players association, was adjacent blunter.

"I'm going to punctuation 1 of my favourite movies," Harrison said.

"Tell 'em they are dreaming."

The Springboks aft winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup. (Getty)

Glipin outlined World Rugby's presumption successful his chat with The Telegraph.

"Biennial World Cups person been considered earlier and they're decidedly thing that we volition proceed to consider" Gilpin said.

"It's an absorbing concept, particularly erstwhile you deliberation astir the planetary improvement of the women's game, too.

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"But the men's calendar is precise congested and complex, with a batch of antithetic stakeholders, and we person to marque definite we prosecute with them each earlier we see a World Cup each 2 years."

Gilpin besides spoke astir the divisive contented of officiating and punishing foul play.

"We privation to usage sanctions – yellowish and reddish cards – to thrust behaviours to marque the crippled safer and much entertaining," Gilpin said.

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"Yes we are seeing much reddish cards, but we are besides seeing a alteration successful tackle behaviour, which is what we're trying to drive.

"Players don't spell retired by and ample to harm each other.

"But what we privation is for players and coaches to instrumentality recklessness retired of it, too.

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"Although determination person been a batch of reddish cards, we person seen that behavioural change.

"That should present mean that we spot reddish cards going the different mode arsenic the players accommodate to the caller laws.

"Again, we volition spot however the reddish paper replacement affects that.

"There has been tons of treatment astir orangish cards, excessively – possibly a 20 infinitesimal paper portion keeping reddish and yellow."

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