Australia has announced that it will bid to host the 2021 women’s and 2027 men’s World Cups.
Australia hosted the 2003 World Cup, and co-hosted the 1987 tournament, but have never held a Women’s World Cup.
‘The World Cup is the pinnacle for our Wallabies and Wallaroos teams and we want to bring those tournaments home for any player who has ever dreamed of lifting the Cup here on our home soil,’ Rugby Australia chairperson Cameron Clyne said.
Australia’s bid for the 2027 World Cup could come up against that of South Africa, with SA Rugby hinting that it would consider another bid after losing out on the right to host the 2023 event.
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