England keen to host 2031 Rugby World Cup

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England have set their sights on hosting the 2031 World Cup, which they last staged in 2015, according to the Rugby Football Union's new chairman.

France will host the 2023 event with Australia regarded as leading contenders for 2027, leaving England to compete with the United States for 2031. The successful nations will be announced in May 2022.

Earlier this year the RFU said that the four home unions were considering a joint bid, but new chairman Tom Ilube has revealed the intent to now go it alone.

"We would like to bid for the 2031 World Cup," said Ilube, who arrived at Twickenham on August 1.

"It would be really exciting to have it here and you could imagine what it would be like. That really gives us a focus as well. We will see what happens, it will be interesting.

"It's not happening yet, but it's something that we're really interested in discussing and engaging with the process."

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