US picked as host for another major global sporting event

The U.S. will now be hosting what some consider the three biggest sporting events in the world over a five-year span from 2026.

DUBLIN, Ireland — The United States will stage a Rugby World Cup for the first time after being voted as the host of the men’s tournament in 2031 and the women’s tournament two years later.

World Rugby announced the host nations for all the World Cups from 2025-33 after a meeting of its council in Dublin on Thursday, with Australia also staging back-to-back tournaments in 2027 (men) and 2029 (women).

The sport is breaking new ground by taking the men’s tournament —

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