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World Rugby CEO Says Organization Would Back Expansion To North America

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 29 / 16

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said that the organization "would support North American teams joining the Pro12," according to the BBC. Pro12 officials "have held talks" that could lead to U.S. and Canadian sides being involved in the future. Gosper: "We'd be supportive of any competitions includ...

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