The decision facing World Rugby is clear: wait about two months before sending players back into combat and avoid deeply unpalatable law changes‚ or yield to commercial imperatives and risk emasculating one of all of sport’s most testosterone-driven pursuits.

World Rugby‚ the sport’s governing body‚ is considering a range of options to get the professional game back on track and it may include making the most fundamental changes to the sport since William Webb Ellis took matters into his own hands many moons ago...

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