World Rugby is focusing on delivering a meaningful competition model for unions outside of the Six Nations and Rugby Championship.
Sir Bill Beaumont today officially confirmed he will be seeking a second four-year term as chairman of World Rugby.
More than one million spectators have attended fanzones at this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan, according to World Rugby.
Rugby World Cup organisers are celebrating a successful first week, with record broadcast and social media figures.
The ninth Rugby World Cup is up and running and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is confident it promises to be the best-ever tournament.
World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont is confident that the 2019 Rugby World Cup will be one of the great editions on every level, with more than 96 per cent of tickets for the event now sold.