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List of Countries Hosted Rugby World Cup

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.

Rugby World Cup host countries.
Rugby World Cup host countries

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

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