SA not keen to bid for 2027 and 2031 Rugby World Cups

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Chances appear to be slim for South Africa to host the 2027 and 2031 rugby world as reports indicate that South Africa does not have the capacity to host a global showpiece anymore.

South Africa looked ready to host the 2023 world cup which later on went to France. This came as a shocker after World Rugby had recommended South Africa to host the global event.

“The government will not currently be able to secure the guarantee of R2-billion, which was last required by World Rugby,” a source told Rapport when asked if SA Rugby could bid again.

“Not now with the state of the economy, and especially not with what the economy will look like after the Covid-19 pandemic,”

Thus far, SA Rugby has handed in bids to host 2011, 2015 and 2019 tournaments and were unsuccessful on all occasions.

Meanwhile, Australia is expected to be awarded the right to host the 2027 World Cup, while the United States of America (USA) will top the early queue to host the 2031 event.

World Rugby is set to vote and make the announcement in May 2022.


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