Following a final vote in Dublin, The World Rugby Council has given Australia the rights to host the men’s 2027 and women’s 2029 Rugby World Cups.
“It sets us up for what I think is going to be a golden age of rugby in this country,” Rugby Australia’s president David Codey said.
Australian Women’s Rugby president Josephine Sukkar said “the impact of what this means, not just for Australia but for the region” couldn’t be overstated.
The 2027 event alone is estimated to attract 200,000 international visitors, and generate $2.5bn for the Australian economy, create 13,300 jobs and attract $500million in investment & new trade.
Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos believes the two events could generate up $60million for the troubled governing body, which was considering reverting to amateur status due to a deficit of over $27,000,000 in 2020 through COVID restrictions.