“2025 confirmed” – Hosts for the next five Rugby World Cup’s have already been locked in - Ruck

“2025 confirmed” – Hosts for the next five Rugby World Cup’s have already been locked in

World Rugby have confirmed the locations for the next three women’s and two men’s Rugby World Cups as it accelerates global development and growth.

At its Annual Meeting in Dublin, the World Rugby Council unanimously approved the staging of Rugby World Cup in the following countries, delivering a golden decade for the sport:

  • England to host Rugby World Cup 2025 (women’s)
  • Australia to host Rugby World Cup 2027 (men’s) and 2029 (women’s)
  • USA to host Rugby World Cup 2031 (men’s) and 2033 (women’s)

World Rugby Chief Executive Alan Gilpin added: “As a sport and an international federation, it is imperative that we continually seek new ways to ensure that the sport converts clear potential into impactful outcomes, and today’s decision reflects that commitment.

“A partnership approach will enable us to develop robust strategic objectives that are great for the host nation and great for rugby and build efficiencies of delivery and resourcing, helping to reduce hosting costs from the outset, while maximising fan engagement, revenue and delivery opportunities. All of which will lead to even greater direct investment back into the game at all levels.

“We look forward to continuing our engagement with the host partners to deliver the stage for the world’s best players to perform and a festival to excite and engage fans from around the world, growing the rugby movement together in a responsible and sustainable way.”

2025 Rugby World Cup stadiums confirmed, including Twickenham

The stadiums have been confirmed for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup’s opening and closing matches.

World Rugby also confirmed that Twickenham Stadium will host the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup Final, on Saturday September 2

1. Twickenham (London): Location: London, England

Bio: Twickenham, often referred to as the home of English rugby, stands as an iconic venue with a rich history. Renowned for hosting major rugby events, this historic stadium in southwest London is the perfect setting for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

With a capacity to hold over 80,000 passionate fans, Twickenham promises an electrifying atmosphere that will undoubtedly contribute to the tournament’s excitement and prestige.

General view of the pitch before the Summer International match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on August 26, 2023 in London, England. ( Photo by Phil Mingo/PPAUK )

2. Stadium of Light (Sunderland): Location: Sunderland, England

Bio: Nestled on the banks of the River Wear, the Stadium of Light is a beacon of sporting passion in the North East. The home of Sunderland A.F.C. transforms into a rugby haven as it proudly hosts the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Boasting a striking modern architecture and a seating capacity of over 49,000, the stadium promises a thrilling experience for fans and players alike.

General view of the stadium of Light – Photo mandatory by-line: Phil Mingo/Pinnacle – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile: 0797 1270 681 – 25/08/2015 – SPORT – FOOTBALL – Capital One Cup – Second Round – Sunderland AFC v Exeter City – Sunderland Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England