The Rugby World Cup gathers fans to see the action on the field every four years. In this article, we’ll explore the countries that have hosted the Rugby World Cup and those that aspire to do so.
Rugby World Cup Host Countries
|2||1991||UK & France|
|1||1987||Australia & New Zealand|
In 1987, New Zealand & Australia co-hosted the first World Cup. The United Kingdom and France co-hosted the second edition of the Rugby World Cup in 1991. South Africa one time hosted the World Cup in 1995.
Wales hosted the 1991 World Cup for the first time. In 2003, Australia hosted the World Cup for the second time. In 2007, France again hosted the Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand hosted the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and England hosted the 2015 RWC. The 2019 Rugby World Cup was first time hosted by Japan. In 2023, France will host the World Cup for the third time.
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Most Rugby World Cup Host Countries
There are eight countries have hosted the Rugby World Cup. France & Australia 3 times, New Zealand 2 times, Japan, England, and other countries have hosted the tournament one time.
|Country||No. of Time|
|New Zealand||2 Times|
|South Africa||1 Time|
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Which Countries Have Hosted the Rugby World Cup most times?
New Zealand, France, and Australia have each hosted the Rugby World Cup numerous times.
Is the USA to Host the Rugby World Cup?
Yes, the United States will host the Rugby World Cup in 2031.