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Gregor Townsend backs World Rugby idea to combine international windows

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World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont is keen for Tests between southern and northern hemisphere teams to take place in consecutive months.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has backed moves to combine two international windows.

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont is keen for Tests between southern and northern hemisphere teams to take place in consecutive months with October and November the suggested option, and for there to be a competition at the heart of it.

Productive talks have already taken place between the Six Nations and Sanzaar bodies.

"I really hope we do get an aligned calendar," Townsend told BBC Radio 5 Live. "My preference is to move to the summer to align with the southern hemisphere and have a really competitive element in the October and November window, as we do with the Six Nations.

"It seems like there is a will from a lot of people to make that happen. It would almost be like a World Cup, but you are flying to the southern hemisphere countries and then coming back to host southern hemisphere teams.

"Having a competitive element – whether it is a cup or league – would add something tangible. It would be great to get the players together for a longer period.

"Just now with the three Test windows – Six Nations, July and November – it has worked OK.

"But from an international perspective to move July into October would be better for continuity and in terms of seeing the players develop, but also it works for the clubs, in that they don't have to have three Test windows in the year.

"Two Test windows means the clubs get a really good long run with their players."

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool35303276274993
2Manchester CityMan City35233991345772
3Chelsea351861163491460
4Leicester CityLeicester351781065362959
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd341610859332658
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves351413848371155
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd35141293833554
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs351410115445952
9Arsenal35121495144750
10Burnley35148133947-850
11Everton35129144152-1145
12Southampton34135164356-1344
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle351110143652-1643
14Crystal Palace35119153045-1542
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton35812153652-1636
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham3597194459-1534
17Watford35810173354-2134
18Bournemouth3587203660-2431
19Aston Villa3586213865-2730
20Norwich CityNorwich3556242667-4121
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