The forthcoming decade in international rugby is set to be an exhilarating one with major tournaments lined up across the globe. The action begins in France, which will host the Men’s Rugby World Cup from September 8 to October 28, 2023. This tenth edition of the prestigious tournament will provide a thrilling start to a decade of top-tier rugby. The French capital, Paris, will again be in the global spotlight the following year as it hosts the Rugby Sevens tournaments at the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Moving forward, England is set to host the Women at Rugby World Cup 2025, providing a significant platform for women’s rugby in one of the game’s heartlands. The Men’s and Women’s 2026 Rugby World Cup Sevens doesn’t have a host determined yet. Australia will host the Men’s Rugby World Cup in 2027, a testament to the nation’s rich rugby history and passionate fan base.
The USA will become the focus of the rugby world in 2028, hosting the Rugby Sevens tournaments at the Summer Olympics, before passing the baton back to Australia, which will host the 2029 Women’s Rugby World Cup. The Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2030 is yet to have a confirmed location, but will undoubtedly be a must-watch event in the rugby calendar.
The 2031 Men’s Rugby World Cup will return to the USA, offering another boost for rugby’s growing popularity in the country. Australia will host the 2032 Summer Olympics, featuring the exciting Rugby Sevens tournaments. The Women’s Rugby World Cup will be hosted by the USA in 2033, further cementing the growth of women’s rugby.
The Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2034 are scheduled to take place at an as yet undecided location. Subsequently, the Men’s Rugby World Cup in 2035 is also seeking a host nation. The thrilling decade of rugby action rounds off with the Rugby Sevens tournaments at the 2036 Summer Olympics, for which a host nation is still to be confirmed.