United States to host Rugby World Cup and pledges not to ‘do a Qatar’


  • US to host men’s 2031 and women’s 2033 editions for first time
  • Organisers aim to avoid clash with the NFL season

The groundbreaking 2031 Rugby World Cup in the USA may have to move to July and August to avoid a clash with the NFL after organisers vowed not to “do a Qatar”.

World Rugby’s council rubber-stamped the decision to award the next five men’s and women’s World Cups at a meeting in Dublin on Thursday with Australia awarded the 2027 tournament, 24 years after hosting the 2003 competition in which England were crowned champions.

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Written by Gerard Meagher in Dublin
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