Will the 2031 Rugby World Cup expand to more than 20 teams?
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Resolves YES if more than 20 teams are slated to compete at the 2031 RWC.

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World Rugby Announcment today includes:

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Expansion of Rugby World Cup to 24 teams in 2027, providing more qualification opportunities for more teams and regional competitions.

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Will be interesting to see if this pans out as announced but strong indications from the top level administrators of movement on this already.

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@JulianLees Don’t know why I thought it was the 2031 competition they were thinking of expanding, but I guess it’s valuable to see whether the format stays.

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@NcyRocks yea for sure, being 2031 adds a nice bit of uncertainty to the present equation.

Most administrative plans are great as announcements but given execution often leaves a bit to be desired there's not much difference between 2027 and 2031 I guess... 🤷