Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
14 May 2022
7:20 am

World Rugby interested in money only, not fairness and equity

Ken Borland

The USA would be the weakest team to ever host the World Cup and they still only attract around 20,000 people to their home matches.

The Harbour Bridge is lit up to mark the final day of Australia's campaign to host the men's and women's Rugby World Cup in 2027 and 2029, in Sydney. Picture: Saeed Khan / AFP

World Rugby this week confirmed the hosts of their World Cup tournaments for men and women through to 2033 and proved again that, as the governing body for the sport, they are mainly concerned with making as much money as possible and not necessarily the good of the game or sporting principles like fairness and equity. Of the nine men’s World Cup tournaments held, six have been won by New Zealand and South Africa, and yet they are the countries most unlikely to ever host rugby’s showpiece tournament again, purely for economic reasons. New Zealand’s small population and time zone...