The 2018 Rugby Union World Cup will be held in Australia, with the World Cup being held in a country that is home to one of the oldest Rugby unions in the world.
The Rugby Union Union has been a fixture in Australia since the mid-1980s, with it being one of only two Rugby unions to win the World Rugby Cup and one of three internationals that the World team has qualified for.
The tournament is set to take place from November 2 to December 7 and will see teams from the Rugby Super League, Sevens Rugby League and the Super Rugby, along with the All Blacks.
The teams are expected to play five matches with the Super League’s reigning champions the Brisbane Broncos, the Melbourne Storm, the Canberra Raiders and the Gold Coast Titans taking part in the tournament.
There will be an All Blacks World Cup squad for the tournament as well, with All Blacks coach Vern Cotterill, who is also the first head coach in the club’s history, will be the head coach.
The All Blacks squad will feature three former All Blacks, two former All Stars and one player who is a former All Black, with Rob Simmons, Chris Carter and Tadhg Furlong also on the squad.
The Broncos squad is led by Matt Giteau, while the Raiders squad is spearheaded by the returning Aaron Woods, with former All Star Gareth Widdop also on board.
The NRL and Super Rugby players will also be part of the All Black squad, with players including James Segeyaro, David Havili, Joe Marler, Mitchell Pearce and Nathan Brown all on the team.
The Australian Rugby Union is set for a busy 2018 with the Rugby World Cups being held across the country.