Cape Town - World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper has indicated he would like to see the USA host the Rugby World Cup in future.
Last weekend’s Rugby World Cup Sevens was hosted at AT&T Park in San Francisco and more than 100 000 fans attended the three-day event.
Gosper feels the time is right for the USA to bid to host the XV-a-side World Cup as well.
Japan will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup, France the 2023 event, while a decision on the 2017 edition is expected by 2021.
“I think this is obviously going to be a destination for the World Cup one day. It’s up to USA Rugby to organise themselves and put forward a magnificent bid. There’s a big queue of countries looking to host it, both north and south hemisphere, so we would love to see them put in a very strong bid and we know they’re very capable of it. I can’t really put a date on that but we’d be excited by an American bid,” Gosper told The Independent.
South Africa lost out to France for the rights to host the 2023 World Cup and it appears unlikely that the country will again bid for the 2027 event.
Australia is reportedly also eager to host the 2027 edition.