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‘Growing optimism’ for rugby world club championship in 2022

Joe Simmonds of Exeter Chiefs lifts the trophy with his teammates after victory in the Heineken Champions Cup Final match on October 17, 2020 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Backers of a new world championship for leading club rugby union teams are increasingly optimistic the first edition can be launched in 2022, according to UK newspaper The Telegraph