Rugby World Cup Hosts

The inaugural Rugby World Cup was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The next tournament in 1991 was also co-hosted. Click on the year in the table below to show more details of each event. The next event, in 2019, will be hosted by Japan.

Event Year Country
10 2023 France
9 2019 Japan
8 2015 England
7 2011 New Zealand
6 2007 France
5 2003 Australia
4 1999 Wales
3 1995 South Africa
2 1991 UK and France
1 1987 Australia and New Zealand

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