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Australia, US edge closer to landing RWC hosting rights under revamped model

The Webb Ellis Cup seen prior to 2019 Rugby World Cup 2019 final in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Australia has today (Wednesday) been named by World Rugby as the exclusive ‘Preferred Candidate’ to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup, with the international federation to enter into “exclusive targeted dialo…