Rugby: Women's Rugby Championship in pipeline, says SANZAAR boss Brendan Morris

Women's rugby could receive a major boost on the global stage, as SANZAAR's new boss sets his sights on further growing the game.

Brendan Morris wants to explore the potential for a Women's Rugby Championship, with the southern hemisphere governing body keen to capitalise on the popularity of the women's game.

"Part of SANZAAR's remit is to help the unions and grow the game, and the women's game is escalating at an enormous pace and popularity," Morris tells Newshub.

Plans for the annual four-team tournament are very much at an early stage, and Morris acknowledges that in order to make it work, it will take some time to sort the logistics.

"We have to be really careful that we do it properly as well, so we can't rush into these things," he says.

"We'll continue to work with the unions, because, at the end of the day, it's their programmes."

NZ Rugby has refused to comment on the prospect of a Women's Rugby Championship, with so much still to work through.

"There's a lot more work to be done, but we're certainly open-minded about getting it done sooner, rather than later," says Morris.

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