The World Rugby Council has awarded USA Rugby the rights to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
The latest announcement from World Rugby will see the event held at the magnificent Giants Stadium in Francisco, to be supported by the Avaya Stadium in San Jose.
The USA emerged ahead of 13 other countries that made a bid to host the event; England, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.
"We are delighted to be chosen to host the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens and look forward to delivering a fantastic rugby sevens experience for the players, fans, sponsor and media”
"Hosting a Rugby World Cup is an important step forward for rugby in the USA and will bring high levels of visibility and interest for the game in the country. We will also be using the opportunity to develop Impact 2018, a national legacy programme for the whole USA Rugby community." USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville was quoted by worldrugby.org
The specific dates for the 2018 World Cup will be unveiled in due course.
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