Tag: Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup 24-teams’ expansion

Rugby WC will expand for 2027 tournament

The World Rugby made an announcement recently with what includes an expansion to the current World Cup and a new Nations Championship tournament. Four more teams are set to take part in the next edition of the World Cup, with 24 teams included in 2027, rather than 20 competing in France this year.... » Read more

France rugby show organizers to pull up socks

France again Fans have trouble to get into stadiums

The Rugby World Cup organizers will take steps to improve access to Marseille’s (France) Stade Vélodrome after numerous fans missed the start of England’s match against Argentina on September 9th night. ‘AP’ stated that all 63,118 ticket-holders eventually reached their seats after many... » Read more

Japan keen to host World Rugby showcases again

Japan plans to bid for Rugby World Cups

Four years after the success of Rugby World Cup 2019 and Japan are eager to host World Rugby’s showpiece event again. ‘yahoo!news’ stated that the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) Chairman Kensuke Iwabuchi has informed World Rugby that his country wants to host the Rugby World Cup as early... » Read more

France Rugby World Cup boss get the boot

Rugby WC 2023 chief fired

The 2023 Rugby World Cup (France) Chief Executive Claude Atcher has been fired following an investigation into his workplace conduct. ‘yahoo!news’ stated that Atcher had already been suspended in August following an internal investigation at the request of France’s Minister of Sport and the... » Read more

Denver meet crux USA-hosted Rugby World Cup

US wants to go big with World Rugby

The USA Rugby World Cup Bid Committee was joined by World Rugby Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alan Gilpin, and colleagues recently in Denver (US) for a series of productive workshops to progress the exclusive targeted dialog for a USA-hosted Rugby World Cup. The meetings reviewed central topics... » Read more

Australia likely to host Rugby World Cup 2027

Australia is the preferred candidate for Rugby WC 2027

World Rugby has announced Australia as the ‘preferred candidate’ for Rugby World Cup 2027. ‘Rugby Australia’ stated that the announcement comes after a World Rugby Council meeting held on November 25th accepted a recommendation from the Rugby World Cup Limited Board to work exclusively with... » Read more

NFL stadia could double up as rugby venues

US Rugby World Cup Bid

NFL stadia (US) could soon be employed to stage a Rugby World Cup, should USA Rugby succeed in its attempt to host the men’s event in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s in 2029. ‘The Guardian’ stated that the American union is proceeding with its bid to host the fourth-biggest world sporting... » Read more