The Sydney Harbour Bridge lit up in resplendent inexperienced and gold on Thursday evening as Australia was awarded internet hosting rights for the 2027 (males’s) and 2029 (ladies’s) Rugby World Cups.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper and Wallaroos skipper Shannon Parry had been on the Sydney Opera House because the bridge lit up and World Rugby solid its ultimate votes in Australia’s favour.
The choice to award Australia internet hosting rights for each tournaments was a fait accompli after a profitable marketing campaign to win over the sport’s powerbrokers.
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Australia set for twin Rugby World Cups
It would be the third time Australia has hosted the lads’s World Cup after co-hosting the primary match in 1987 with New Zealand then profitable sole rights in 2003.
“What an opportunity for young players,” Hooper stated.
“What a time to be a part of rugby and as someone who’s probably going to be on the other side of it then, but for some of younger guys to be part of that… what a great era or chapter of Australian rugby.”
Wallabies legend Tim Horan tweeted that it was “the most significant moment in Australian rugby’s history” since profitable the 1991 World Cup.
It was busy evening for World Rugby who introduced the host nations for the lads’s and ladies’s World Cups for the interval 2025-2033, a complete of 5 tournaments.
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Using a brand new partnership internet hosting mannequin, World Rugby needs to present the identical nation back-to-back World Cups, believing it is going to “underpin the growth of the sport”.
The American market is regarded by World Rugby as an space of untapped potential, in each a business and sporting sense.
The 2015 males’s World Cup in Japan was the primary to be held in Asia.
In some components of the world, the lads’s match — held each 4 years — ranks No.3 in world sports activities occasions behind the Olympics and the soccer World Cup.