USA to host rugby World Cup for the first time in 2031

USA will host the World Cup in 2031, marking the first time rugby’s showpiece event will be heading Stateside. Australia has also been confirmed as hosting the 2027 men’s and 2031 women’s competitions following a World Rugby meeting in Dublin on Thursday.

England has been confirmed as host for the 2025 women’s World Cup as World Rugby mapped out all destination countries for its global events until 2033.

RFU chief operating officer Sue Day said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the 2025 women’s World Cup – it’s going to be incredible.

“Working closely with Government, UK Sport, Sport England and World Rugby, we will create a lasting legacy for women’s rugby in England, the UK and across the world, both in terms of attracting more people to play and attracting new fans.

“As we have seen from other home World Cups in cricket, hockey and netball, a World Cup will further advance all women’s sport.

“The tournament will also deliver significant economic benefits right across the country.”


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