World Rugby presents joint men’s and women’s World Cups host selection
World Rugby will be award hosting rights for the following two men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups in the equivalent double procedure, the sport’s global body declared on Thursday.
Offers for the 2027 and 2031 men’s Rugby World Cups, as well as the women’s competitions in 2025 and 2029, will be directed as part of a joint exercise, World Rugby stated, potentially boosting the probabilities of non-traditional rugby countries making an effective offer.
The hosts of the four Rugby World Cups will be reported in May 2022.
World Rugby boss Brett Gosper said awarding offers for two World Cups all the while permitted them to think about a built-up rugby country, for example, England and Australia for one, and a rising country for the other.
The procedure was last utilized in 2009 when England and Japan were awarded the 2015 and 2019 competitions respectively.
Japan’s Rugby World Cup had the greatest economic effect, creating 4.3 billion pounds ($5.62 billion).
“This ground-breaking dual awarding process reflects our vision to further align the selection process of our men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups, providing longer-term certainty … for future hosts,” said World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont.
Australia are top choices to host the 2027 men’s World Cup and Phil Kearns, executive director of its offer, welcomed the decision by World Rugby.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate the growth of the women’s game. While we intend to bid for the 2027 World Cup, we welcome the opportunity to have an open dialogue with World Rugby and our partners around the women’s events,” Kearns said.
France will host the men’s World Cup in 2023, while New Zealand will organize the women’s event next year.