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|