Australia confirmed to host the Rugby World Cup in 2027 and 2029

Just two years after rugby in Australia went almost unimaginably back to the amateur days, rugby is back in the greatest possible way.

At a historic moment before the match, Australia was confirmed on Thursday in Dublin to host the men’s World Cup in 2027, but the country will also host the women’s World Cup in 2029.

When the announcement came, Sydney’s stars were blocked by thick clouds and rain, but the Harbor Bridge shone brightly in yellow and green.

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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper, 30, will only be 35 by the time the World Cup is played domestically, but just as he is cruising over Sydney Harbour, he will be taking it easy by then.

“I’m going to sit in the stands with a beer,” replied the most clad Wallabies captain, when asked for the second time in as many days if he hoped to appear at the World Cup.

His Wallaroos counterpart Shannon Perry, meanwhile, said the World Cup announcement could be the springboard for women’s rugby in the country.

It will be the first time Australia has hosted a Rugby World Cup in nearly a quarter of a century, when Jonny Wilkinson kicked England to victory one night in November 2003 and the game started to decline.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said he will be “in the stands with a beet” by 2027.Source: Getty Images

A week earlier, a young 12-year-old Hooper watched Stirling Mortlock intercept mercurial All Blacks playmaker Carlos Spencer and “ran what felt like 150 yards but closer to 75” and scored to send the Wallabies through to the World Cup final.

After blowing the $42 million war coffers, the World Cups, as well as the upcoming England series and the Lions tour in 2025, are poised to pump $100 million into the game.

The 2027 World Cup will also bring in $2.8 billion for the country’s economy.

In doing so, it gives Rugby Australia one last chance to secure the future of the game, while attracting 217,000 international visitors.

“Tonight’s World Rugby announcement will mark the most significant moment in Australian rugby history by winning RWC 1991 and putting rugby on the map in Oz,” tweeted Tim Horan, two-time World Cup winner.

Rugby Australia has one last chance to secure the future of the game.Source: Delivered

“Hosting 2027 for men and 2029 for women will increase participation and provide financial security for our game for generations.”

While Parry was on the fence when it came to where the World Cup final should be played, Hooper showed his NSW bias when he said “Sydney”.

Sydney, as well as Melbourne’s MCG and Perth’s Optus Stadium, are in contention to host the final as all three venues offer more than the required 60,000 seats.

While the Men’s World Cup is five years away, Rugby Australia is fully aware that they can no longer drop the ball.

There are already plans to invest in the windfall, with CEO Andy Marinos and chairman Hamish McLennan determined to create a legacy.

“Based on much of the discussion that has taken place over the years, and the board that Hamish McLennan has put together, the discussions about winning the World Cup and a fair pay, this money should be invested in the game. , not spent, invested,” Rugby Australia president David Codey said foxsports.com.au.

Justin Harrison, Matt Cockbain and Stirling Mortlock after defeat in the 2003 World Cup final in Australia.Source: News Corp Australia

‘I don’t think there will be any more wild fantasy projects.

“The term a ‘future fund’ has been called how do you conserve capital for the benefit of rugby at all levels because I wouldn’t disagree, we haven’t been as smart as a code.

“But there’s a very clear understanding that if we get this we may never get another World Cup, so that’s why we have to count this and I’m very confident that will happen.”

For now, however, Australian rugby has the chance to celebrate what a golden decade has ahead of it with a Commonwealth Games in 2026 and Olympics in 2032 to ensure that rugby is at the forefront of the country’s sporting landscape.

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