Pressure was ramped up on rugby administrators Tuesday to establish a global playing calendar amid complaints that the season is too long and players risk burnout.
Gary Van Aswegen of the Stormers during a Super 15 match against the Melbourne Rebels in Melbourne on May 17, 2013. In the southern hemisphere, a change would do away with Super Rugby's month-long break and allow players an extended pre-season.
The International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA), the worldwide body for professional players, called for shifting the June Test match window to the last three weeks of July, beginning in 2016.
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