Rugby: Australia gets the nod for 2027 Rugby World Cup

Wallabies participant Len Ikitau celebrates with workforce mates after scoring in opposition to the Springboks. Photosport

Australia has been given ‘most popular candidate standing’ to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup, World Rugby have introduced in a single day whereas the USA is ready to carry the occasion for the first time.

Australia final hosted the occasion in 2003 and shared internet hosting rights with New Zealand for the inaugural match in 1987. Russia was the solely different nation vying for internet hosting rights for the 2027 occasion after Argentina withdrew from curiosity final 12 months whereas the United States switched focus to the males’s match in 2031.

A World Rugby assertion mentioned: “USA will enter into unique focused dialogue for Rugby World Cup 2031 inside a mannequin that focuses on constructing significant partnerships between World Rugby and potential host international locations.”

World Rugby additionally introduced England as the most popular candidate for the 2025 girls’s Rugby World Cup.

“Alongside the awarding of Preferred Candidate standing to England and Australia, the World Rugby Council moreover voted to implement a sequence of unique discussions with the USA in relation to Rugby World Cup 2031 internet hosting. As an rising rugby market with a 10-year runway to the 2031 match, the USA would require a singular and prolonged method that may require in depth additional dialogue with key stakeholders. This dialogue will happen with a view to creating the simplest internet hosting mannequin for a Rugby World Cup in North America and the international sport in the long-term,” a World Rugby assertion mentioned.

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