@mofitzy_ said in World League Rugby / Nations Championship:
I guess you missed the part about it being a 12 team league with promotion/relegation?
The status quo is what you are describing.
That's why I listed nations left out of the proposed 12 team league. They'd never see a T1 fixture outside the RWC, when they'd be on a hiding to nothing.
The promotion/relegation was to be shelved for the first 10 years of the agreement. And once installed would only happen in non RWC and Lions years... so every second year.
And even then, the only T2 nations playing a 'T1' fixture are the winners of the European and Rest Of World conferences taking on the whipping boys of the top division in the biennial promo/rel match. So, for example, Russia would play Georgia 12 years from now. And Samoa would play Fiji 12 years from now. That's it! How does that globalise rugby?