12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
To assist in this process an IRB Management team will be meeting with the Unions in the coming weeks. Completed proposals will then be considered by the RWC Directors whose recommendations will be put before the IRB Council in April.
RWCL has made it clear that all negotiations, terms and conditions, relating to the Host Union Agreement should be concluded and that the Agreement should be signed by the bidding Unions before a recommendation is made to the Council. Alternative options proposed by England were not considered by RWCL. It was agreed that as these proposals materially altered the entire structure of RWC, they would require to be considered at the IRB Council meeting in November.