Australia call to host 2027 Rugby World Cup for ‘good of global game’

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  • Bid team suggest rival US option would be better for 2031
  • Top rugby league players could be tempted to switch codes

World Rugby is being urged to help bridge the widening north-south financial divide by confirming Australia as the host nation of the 2027 men’s Rugby World Cup. The Australian bid team also believe their principal rivals, the United States, would be a better option to stage the 2031 tournament.

Before Saturday’s Cook Cup fixture at Twickenham, Rugby Australia’s chairman Hamish McLennan has further raised the ante, suggesting that leading rugby league players could be tempted to switch codes if a “golden decade” of sporting events in Australia, including a British & Irish Lions tour in 2025, also included the first World Cup to be held in the country since 2003.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/nov/10/australia-call-to-host-2027-rugby-world-cup-for-good-of-global-game under the title “Australia call to host 2027 Rugby World Cup for ‘good of global game’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.