Australia has been named World Rugby’s most well-liked host of the 2029 Girls’s Rugby World Cup because the nation continues to draw main sports activities occasions.
If confirmed as host in Could, it is going to be the primary time Australia has staged the ladies’s event, simply two years after holding the lads’s 2027 Rugby World Cup, which is all however locked in.
It could imply Australia will host the Olympic Video games, Commonwealth Video games, FIFA Girls’s World Cup, world street biking championships, males’s T20 cricket World Cup and a British and Irish Lions Tour together with the 2 Rugby World Cups within the subsequent 10 years.
As the popular host, World Rugby will now meet with Rugby Australia and authorities representatives this week to progress a internet hosting mannequin for each World Cups earlier than a ultimate vote in Could in Dublin.
“It is a really fantastic addition to our bid for Rugby World Cup 2027 and we’d like to welcome the head occasion on the ladies’s XVs calendar to our shores for the primary time in 2029,” Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan stated.
“Internet hosting two Rugby World Cups is a once-in-a-generation alternative for Australia and the Rugby neighborhood and all aspirational future Wallaroos and Wallabies who will shortly be kicking off their season throughout the nation.
“The actual fact we now have reached this stage within the course of as most well-liked candidate for each the lads’s and girls’s tournaments is one thing the Australian Rugby neighborhood ought to be extremely pleased with.”
Sport Minister Richard Colbeck stated it was one other instance of Australia’s popularity for efficiently delivering sporting occasions.
“Securing the Girls’s Rugby World Cup 2029 for Australia will likely be one other milestone occasion in our inexperienced and gold decade to boost the profile of ladies’s sport,” he stated.
“It should drive elevated participation in bodily exercise by women and girls, and enhance gender equality and social inclusion in sport.”
World Rugby chief govt Alan Gilpin stated internet hosting the 2 occasions would “cement the nation’s standing as being on the coronary heart of the rugby universe for a three-year interval”.
Australia has by no means received the Girls’s World Cup, however did end third in 2010.
It co-hosted the lads’s World Cup in 1987 with New Zealand and staged it solo in 2003.