Australia named as preferred candidate for Rugby World Cup

Miriam Webber
By Miriam Webber
Updated November 24 2021 - 10:04pm, first published 10:00pm
Phil Kearns, executive director of Australia's Rugby World Cup bid, speaks in London earlier this month. Picture: Getty Images

Australia has been named the preferred candidate to host the Rugby World Cup in 2027, though Canberra's participation in hosting the tournament still remains unclear.


Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

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