Scottish Rugby Bids For Rugby World Cup

Scottish Rugby can confirm that it has indicated to the IRB (International Rugby Board) its intention to host or co-host the Rugby World Cup, one of the world's top five sporting events in 2015 and or 2019. Gordon McKie, Scottish Rugby's Chief Executive said: "Scottish Rugby is committed to ensuring that any decision it makes in respect of hosting RWC2015 and or RWC 2019 is in the best interest of growing the game and leaving a lasting legacy for the sport in Scotland.

Scottish Rugby can confirm that it has indicated to the IRB (International Rugby Board) its intention to host or co-host the Rugby World Cup, one of the world's top five sporting events in 2015 and or 2019.

Gordon McKie, Scottish Rugby's Chief Executive said: "Scottish Rugby is committed to ensuring that any decision it makes in respect of hosting RWC2015 and/or RWC 2019 is in the best interest of growing the game and leaving a lasting legacy for the sport in Scotland.

We've been encouraged by the support to date which is being shown by the Scottish Government and other public sector partners, and over the coming months, we will be conducting a detailed evaluation of what's involved in hosting or co-hosting RWC 2015 and/or 2019.

At this stage in our evaluation process, however, we believe that a four Home Unions bid would make a compelling proposition for world rugby.''