Countries List Who Hosted the Rugby World cup Tournament So far

Rugby world cup is one of the famous sporting events. First Edition of the Rugby world cup competition was played in 1987 which to be hosted by New Zealand and Australia Jointly. If we look at the list of the RWC hosting countries then Europe region has hosted the most of the rugby world cup. Japan host their first ever competition in 2019.

Upcoming RWC 2023 to be hosted by France. Let’s have a look at the complete list of countries hosted rugby world cup so far.

Rugby World Cup (RWC) Hosts

World Cup Number Year Host Country Number of Teams, Matches
1 1987 New Zealand, Australia 16 Teams, 32 Matches
2 1991 France, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland 16 Teams, 32 Matches
3 1995 South Africa 16 Teams, 32 Matches
4 1999 Wales, England, France, Scotland, Ireland 20 Teams, 41 Matches
5 2003 Australia 20 Teams, 48 Matches
6 2007 France, Wales, Scotland 20 Teams, 48 Matches
7 2011 New Zealand 20 Teams, 48 Matches
8 2015 England, Wales 20 Teams, 48 Matches
9 2019 Japan 20 Teams, 48 Matches
10 2023 France 20 Teams, TBC

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