World Rugby’s attempts to bring about a globally-aligned season goes to a crucial vote on June 30.

One proposal would see the northern hemisphere move on to a calendar-year campaign, beginning in January and continuing through to November, with the July international window moving to October.

What everybody needs to do now over the next few days is take a step back, put their vested and personal interests aside to make sure we move forward with the right decision for the global game.

Everybody involved in the game must make the decision not just for their country, their union, competition or club. They must do it for the benefit of the whole game, as it will have a knock-on effect from the very top all the way down to the grassroots community game.

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