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The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be hosted by a joint-bid of the United States and Canada. In similarity to the 1994 FIFA World Cup, which created a big boom for soccer in the US, this will create larger interests of rugby union and rugby sevens in the United States and Canada. This will be ran a year after the US hosted the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was won by the USA. (FIFA stripped Qatar of the hosting rights due to bribery)
The Rugby World Cup will be won however by South Africa, they defeat New Zealand 33-30. However the United States will have its best run yet, making it to the Quarterfinals then losing to the eventual champions South Africa.
With the result of the US and Canada hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup, a new domestic league will be created and begin play in 2019 called, Major League Rugby.
Of the 12 venues, 8 were in the United States and 4 were in Canada:
United States Venues:
- AT&T Stadium (Alrington, Texas)
- Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Indiana)
- Levi Stadium (Santa Clara, California)
- Columbus Crew Stadium (Columbus, Ohio)
- PPL Park (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- New Falcons Stadium (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Red Bull Arena (Newark, New Jersey)
- Gateway Dome (St. Louis, Missouri)
- BC Place (Vancouver, British Columbia)
- Investors Group Field (Winnipeg, Manioba)
- BMO Field (Toronto, Ontario)
- Saputo Stadium (Montreal, Quebec)
There will be 20 teams like in the past, who will compete in the Rugby World Cup. The USA Eagles and Canada ge automatic bids since they are the hosts.
- Hong Kong
- South Africa
- United States (Host)
- Canada (Host)
- New Zealand
- American Samoa