So after the success of the World Cup, should we stick with the same number of teams and a similar format? Do we want a return to having the big three in the same group and no quarter finals?
Personally I liked the 2013 format and number of teams, although the cross-group matches seemed a bit odd.
Perhaps we could have three groups of five with two groups producing three QFs and the other producing two?
Using this years teams plus one qualifier, maybe the following:
Group A - Australia, England, Ireland, PNG, Cook Islands
Group B - New Zealand, Fiji, Scotland, Italy, Tonga
Group C - France, Wales, Samoa, USA, Qualifier