/ 26 November 2021

Fingers crossed for the Rugby World Cup

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

We’ve been to this rodeo once already this year. Brisbane was named the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Olympic Games, and then we found out it was ours. And yesterday, Oz was named the preferred host of the 2027 Rugby World Cup by the sport’s governing body. We’d been in a contest with the great/renowned rugby nation, the United States. Huh? Exactly… America’s likely to do the honours in 2031, World Rugby said. The battle over carving up the spoils has already commenced, with Sydney and Melbourne hoping to host the final. Whatever happens, Pacific nations’ hands have been strengthened… A rule change announced yesterday will see players able to represent more than one country at Test level. Previously, that could only happen if they didn’t play a Test for 3 years and participated in an Olympic qualifying event. Long story short, the Wallabies could soon face off against their former teammate Israel Folau…

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