Get ready for a huge decade of world sports in our own backyard

With Australia winning the right to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup as well as its women’s counterpart event in 2029, we are ready for a huge decade of world sports in our own backyard.

This is the first time since 2003 that Australia has hosted a men’s event, when Wallabis reached the final only to be knocked out by Johnny Wilkinson’s Golden Boot after beating the All Blacks in the previous semifinals and Namibia. Pool stage record by 142-0.

For the women’s event to be held in 2029, Australia will play host for the first time. Australia’s best result came in the 2010 event when they finished third.

The news comes a month after Victoria announced it would host the 2026 Commonwealth Games; Which will come just eight years after hosting the Gold Coast 2018 event which has proven to be a major economic success for the region.

It promises Australia a huge decade of world sports as the country continues its financial and economic recovery from COVID-19 and its weak lockdowns that have robbed Australians of their daily lives.

First, we have the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ahead of us, starting with the first match at Auckland’s Eden Park in July next year and the final at Sydney Stadium Australia.

The tournament will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the second time the two countries have jointly hosted a World Sports event, after the 2015 Cricket World Cup where the two countries met in the final of the MCG.

The Australians will be excited to see Sam Kerr lead Matildas to the final at the Olympic Stadium, although it will be a huge challenge considering that Matildas reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 Women’s World Cup with the best results, 2011 and 2015.

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However, they won an Asian Cup in 2010, beating North Korea on penalties in the final, scoring their only regular time goal, and losing a bronze medal at last year’s scheduled Tokyo Olympics.

Needless to say, this will be the largest sporting event outside of the Olympic or Commonwealth Games in Australia, and perhaps the first and largest to be held without restrictions since the Covid-19 epidemic was declared in March 2020. .

Towards the end of New Zealand it will be their biggest sporting event since the 2011 Rugby World Cup, when they beat France in the home side All Blacks final, although on that occasion they hosted the tournament entirely instead of sharing hosting rights with other countries. .

The country will host the rescheduled Women’s Rugby World Cup later this year, with Black Furnace and Valeros drawing in the same pool.

In 2026, the Commonwealth Games will return to Australia, where Victoria will host the event as a state, in 2006 when most sporting events were held in Melbourne.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground will host at least the opening ceremony, with most events taking place in regional areas where sporting hubs will be set up in Geelong, Ballarat, Gipsland and Bendigo.

After Birmingham, the Games chiefs struggled to find a host city for the 2026 event, which was then the reason for hosting the event.

So they asked the Victorian government to host the event again, as they did two decades ago, although this time it will be a regional event, with state Prime Minister Daniel Andrews saying “it will not be re-launched in 2006”.

General opinion of the empty stand at MCG.
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Nonetheless, it will further strengthen Melbourne as one of the world’s sports capitals, with the city already hosting several events such as the Tennis Australian Open, Formula One Grand Prix and Boxing Day Cricket Test.

It will most likely be held in March, meaning a potential delayed start to both the AFL and NRL seasons.

Australian sports fans will expect another successful performance by athletes within four years of being at the top of the gold medal tally in both Melbourne in 2006 and the Gold Coast in 2018.

It will be the forerunner of the Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics six years later, returning to the bottom two of the world’s biggest sporting events for the first time since the massive success of the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

The Gabba, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletics events, will be knocked out and rebuilt, meaning the AFL’s Brisbane Lions and Big Bash’s Brisbane Heat will have to move for that time, perhaps down the road. At Carrara Stadium.

Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in our climatic winter and it remains to be seen how this will affect the NRL and AFL seasons.

The seasons could be paused for up to a month, perhaps leading to an October Grand Final, or as in 2000 when the NRL season began in the first weekend of February, and the AFL in the second weekend of March.

Although it is still more than a decade away, Olympic and Paralympic leaders will expect the Brisbane Games to be as successful as the Sydney Games, both economically and in terms of team performance.

Although Stadium Australia is the most logical choice for the Rugby World Cup final to be held, Melbourne and Perth are also bidding for showpiece matches, with Brisbane’s largest stadium (Suncorp Stadium) being canceled due to a maximum capacity of only 50,000 people. .

Michael Hooper of Wallabies
Can Suncorp Stadium host the RWC Final? (Photo by Jono Searle / Getty Images)

A stadium must have a capacity of more than 60,000 to play the final; In addition to Stadium Australia, Perth’s MCG and Optus Stadium are the only two other stadiums in Australia that meet that power threshold.

Rugby fans would expect a resurgence from the Wallachians, who have not won the Holy Grail of the sport since 1999 and have fallen behind in the final twice since, losing to England and New Zealand in 2003 and 2015, respectively.

Similarly, as the women’s tournament draws to a close in 2029, Valero will expect the support of fans to reach the final for the first time.

After all, there is a huge commemorative board of world events to enjoy Australian sporting events as we continue our financial and economic recovery from COVID-19, starting with:

* 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
* 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria
* 2027 Rugby World Cup
* 2029 Women’s Rugby World Cup


* 2032 Summer Olympics and Brisbane Paralympics

As they say – let the game begin!

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