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USA set to bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup


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Article Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011


USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville has revealed that USA Rugby plan to bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Melville said in the latest RuggaMatrix American podcast that the USA's bid might end up being a joint bid between the USA and Canada even though the IRB prefers one country to host a Rugby World Cup.

The USA were asked apply to host a Rugby World Cup by the IRB but Melville said he doubts that the IRB would award them a world cup in 2023.

However Melville said that if the USA want to host a world cup as soon as 2027 they would need to bid for the 2023 world cup.

The USA would have no shortage of stadiums that qualify for Rugby World cup requirements and most cities would not have a problem accommodating fans in hotel rooms. Infrastructure in terms of transport is also excellent.

According to Rugbymag, arguably the biggest problem the USA would face is that the current timing of the even is in September-October which is in the middle of the NFL season, college football season, and the end of the baseball season.

The IRB have loosely started a rotation system for World cups by alternating Rugby world cups between developing Rugby nations and established rugby nations which are considered to be bankers.

New Zealand hosted the 2011 Rugby World Cup and while it is not a developing rugby nation it's size and the time zone meant that it was not as profitable as the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

England host the 2015 Rugby World cup and this is expected to be a 'banker' which is necessary as in 2019 the Rugby World cup moves to Japan which is a developing Rugby nation.

If the IRB stick with a similar rotation system they need a 'banker' in 2023 which could possibly mean taking the 2027 Rugby World Cup to a developing rugby nation such as the USA.

 
 
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