The 2031 World Cup could be played in June or July in order to avoid a clash with the NFL after the tournament hosting rights were awarded to the United States for the first time.
World Rugby have officially confirmed that Australia and the USA will host the two men’s World Cup tournaments in 2027 and 2031 respectively.
The United States staging a first Rugby World Cup would be a “game-changer” for the sport in the country, according to Eagles international Nick Civetta.
Neil Powell was left unhappy with the way the Blitzboks performed in their Pool A loss to the USA in the Singapore Sevens on Saturday, which brought their 36-game unbeaten run to an end.
World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin sees a $500 million plan for the United States to host the 2031 men’s and 2033 women’s World Cups as essential for growing the sport globally.
USA Rugby officials have said they will refocus bid plans and seek the 2031 Men’s World Cup and 2033 Women’s World Cup after a three-day summit with World Rugby leaders.
The Blitzboks were crowned Dubai Sevens champions after beating the USA 42-7 in the Cup final on Saturday.
Australia is set to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup after being confirmed as the preferred candidate by World Rugby.
The All Blacks scored SIXTEEN tries to destroy the USA 104-14 at FedEx Field in Washington on Saturday.
Will Jordan scored three tries as the All Blacks thrashed the United States 104-14 on Saturday to launch their five-match northern hemisphere tour.