Australia set to host 2027 Rugby World Cup

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Australia is acceptable to big the 2027 Rugby World Cup aft World Rugby this greeting announced it was its "preferred candidate" to big the men's tournament.

Australia had been up against the United States to triumph hosting rights but the Americans present look apt to big successful 2031 instead.

It volition beryllium the archetypal clip Australia has hosted the World Cup since 2003 erstwhile England bushed the Wallabies successful a thrilling final.

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Federal Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck, Rugby Australia president Hamish McLennan and erstwhile Wallaby Phil Kearns. (Getty)

"This is simply a immense measurement guardant successful our ambitions to big Rugby World Cup 2027 and for rebooting the crippled successful Australia," Rugby Australia president Hamish McLennan said.

"Throughout this process, we've held the genuine content the clip was close to bring the Rugby World Cup backmost to our shores.

"The squad astatine Rugby Australia person worked hard connected this for a fig of years and today's announcement is large reward for those efforts ... we've been capable to get to a presumption wherever we tin show to World Rugby that we're a harmless brace of hands and the evident prime to big RWC 2027.

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The Sydney Opera House is illuminated arsenic portion of Australia's 2027 Rugby World Cup bid. (Getty)

"This is simply a once-in-a-generation accidental and we're present person than ever earlier to making that imagination a reality."

RA volition present enactment successful an exclusive concern with World Rugby to further make the tourney model, up of a last World Rugby assembly ballot successful May adjacent year.

"We present person the accidental implicit the coming months to enactment with our colleagues astatine World Rugby to make the optimal exemplary for delivering Rugby World Cup 2027 successful a mode which volition assistance foster the continued maturation of the crippled not lone successful Australia, but successful our portion and globally," RA main enforcement Andy Marinos said.

Sir Rod Eddington, Hamish McLennan and Bernard Laporte successful London. (Getty)

"The hosting of the 3rd biggest planetary sporting lawsuit volition not lone reposition Australia connected the sporting representation and present a boost to our system but supply america with an accidental to showcase erstwhile again our magnificent country...

"We're conscious determination is inactive overmuch enactment to bash and we surely won't beryllium resting connected our laurels."

RA is projecting the tourney to pull much than 2 cardinal fans crossed 7 weeks, including 200,000 planetary visitors, and make $2.5 cardinal successful nonstop and indirect expenditure to the economy.

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