Argentina bids to host Rugby World Cup in 2027

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By Associated Press, 05 October 2016

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina, the only Latin American country that can compete with the top rugby nations, has launched a bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2027.

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The office of Argentine President Mauricio Macri issued a statement late Monday saying he had announced the bid to World Rugby executives, who were in Buenos Aires for the Pumas' Rugby Championship match against New Zealand on Saturday.

Argentina lost to the All Blacks, 36-17.

Argentina is the first country to launch a bid to host the 11th edition of the tournament. Japan will stage the event in 2019, while the 2023 edition has yet to be assigned.

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By Associated Press, 05 October 2016

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