Rugby world cup is one of the most prestigious tournament in the sporting field and it’s first edition was played in 1987 at New Zealand and Australia. Europe region has hosted the most rugby world cups meanwhile Japan hosted their first ever event in 2019.
Next RWC championship is scheduled to happen in 2023 in France between 8 September and 28 October.
Let’s have a look at the complete list of countries hosted rugby world cup.
Rugby World Cup (RWC) Hosts
|World Cup Number||Year||Host Country||Number of Teams, Matches|
|1||1987||New Zealand, Australia||16 Teams, 32 Matches|
|2||1991||France, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland||16 Teams, 32 Matches|
|3||1995||South Africa||16 Teams, 32 Matches|
|4||1999||Wales, England, France, Scotland, Ireland||20 Teams, 41 Matches|
|5||2003||Australia||20 Teams, 48 Matches|
|6||2007||France, Wales, Scotland||20 Teams, 48 Matches|
|7||2011||New Zealand||20 Teams, 48 Matches|
|8||2015||England, Wales||20 Teams, 48 Matches|
|9||2019||Japan||20 Teams, 48 Matches|
|10||2023||France||20 Teams, 48 matches|