Australia open to sharing Rugby World Cup video games with New Zealand

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Australia might share some video games with New Zealand if it wins the appropriate to stage the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan informed New Zealand media the Australian bid was nonetheless being formulated and he was open to sharing World Cup video games as a way of strengthening the connection between the Pacific neighbours.

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“There’s a variety of historical past between our two international locations so I’m actually open to that,” McLennan informed Sky TV on Wednesday.

“I wish to have a pleasant and co-operative relationship. You’re a incredible rugby nation.”

New Zealand and Australia co-hosted the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987. After an preliminary plan to co-host the 2003 match, Australia went it alone. New Zealand hosted it in 2011, successful the title on dwelling soil for a second time.

With the 2015 Rugby World Cup hosted by England, final 12 months’s match in Japan — the primary to be staged in Asia — and the 2023 version set to be staged in France, it’s probably the 2027 match will go to a bid from the southern hemisphere.

The resolution on the 2027 and 2031 Rugby World Cups are anticipated to be confirmed inside two years, with Australia and North America thought to be main candidates to host the tournaments.

International rugby has been shuttered through the coronavirus pandemic, however New Zealand has already kicked off a home alternative for the suspended Super Rugby competitors with a five-team competitors involving its Super Rugby franchises.

Australia’s home Super Rugby match is about to kick off subsequent week.

Australia and New Zealand are hoping to play an expanded Bledisloe Cup collection between the All Blacks and Wallabies later this 12 months.

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