Ireland and Wales cancel reciprocal World Cup profit-sharing deal

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has given up its proper to 20% of any earnings ought to Eire be chosen to host the 2023 World Cup.

That settlement, which might have been price thousands and thousands to Welsh rugby, has been annulled with a purpose to “defend the integrity of the host choice course of”.

The reciprocal deal was struck between the unions in 1998 and enabled Wales to host the 1999 World Cup, whereas additionally utilizing venues in Eire, England, Scotland and France. These 4 unions acquired a share of the earnings, with the IRFU believed to have been paid £4million on the time, in keeping with WalesOnline.

Since then the match has grown dramatically and the WRU settle for they’ve been suitably recompensed as “the spirit of the unique settlement has already been fulfilled”.

It signifies that the WRU, who’ve members on the World Rugby Council which is able to determine the match host in November, gained’t stand to doubtlessly revenue on account of the vote.


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