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Australia confirmed to host the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups

The 2027 and 2029 Rugby World Cups will be hosted by Australia which is expected to bring billions of dollars into the local economy.

Australia has officially been confirmed as the host of the Rugby World Cup 2027 and 2029 – following a vote by the World Rugby Council in Dublin overnight.

Rugby Australia is today hosting a ‘National Day of Celebration’, with public activations and media opportunities happening all across the country to revel in the win. You’ll find Adelaide’s activation in Gawler Place on Rundle Mall with Morgan Turinui and Bronwyn Calvert, SA Rugby Chair Mike von Berg MC OAM and SA Rugby CEO Carl Jones all in attendance.

Australia first launched its bid to be the official host back in May 2021 with the decision confirmed at a council meeting in Ireland yesterday. Rugby Australia estimates that hosting the tournaments will provide $2.8 billion to the local economy through both direct and indirect spending while also creating 14,000 jobs across the country.

The men’s competition will be first beginning in 2027 with the women’s tournament to follow in 2029. The last time Australia hosted the men’s Rugby World Cup was back in 2003 but our team haven’t won the title since 1999. It will be the first time Australia has hosted the women’s tournament.

Rugby Australia is today hosting a ‘National Day of Celebration’, with public activations and media opportunities happening across the country. You’ll find Adelaide’s activation in Gawler Place on Rundle Mall.

The focus now turns to where the final will be played with Melbourne, Sydney and Perth putting forward their arguments to be the host.

For more information, visit the Rugby Australia website.

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