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“England in the mix” – Four countries set to bid for 2035 Rugby World Cup

#2. Japan

Planet Rugby has reported that Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Kensuke Iwabuchi has also informed World Rugby that his country wants to host the Rugby World Cup as early as 2035.

The 2019 tournament was well-received by all the teams who visited Japan with facilities and infrastructure at a world-class level.

Iwabuchi ambitiously declared that he wants Japan to be the No 1 rugby union team in the world when they next host the Rugby World Cup.

“We’ve informed World Rugby that we want to do it then at the earliest (2035), and we will move forward looking at when the conditions allow us to actually host it,” he said.

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