Danny Care needs some help with the proposed World League. Chris and Ugo oblige.

World Rugby are prepared to be flexible on the format of the proposed Nations Championship after opposition from players, unions and clubs.

Plans for the new tournament include end-of-year semi-finals and a final.

This means the finalists would play five weekends in a row, which has been strongly opposed on welfare grounds by the international players’ union.

However, it’s understood taking away the semi-final stage will be mooted at Thursday’s crunch meeting in Dublin.

Representatives from all tier-one nations, along with Fiji, Japan and International Rugby Players,