QUINCY, MA – The New England Free Jacks (Major League Rugby) are excited to announce that the USA will be hosting the 2031 & 2033 Rugby World Cups. World Rugby released the announcement this morning, after months of bidding and decision making. The Free Jacks are excited about the platform and exposure the World Cup will bring to Rugby in America.
“The New England Free Jacks core vision is to spread positive human values through the game of rugby. Our grassroots and club campaigns have just been one piece of the legacy that is rugby in New England. With the US hosting the 2031 and 2033 World Cups, we have a huge opportunity to further grow the game on home soil.”
“We are proud to support a bid to host matches in the greater Boston area,” said Alex Magleby, Free Jacks Co-Founder and CEO. “Boston is the ‘City of Champions’, and we can’t wait for world class international rugby to enter the fold.”
The New England Free Jacks have developed strong youth initiatives from “Learn to Play” up to elite MLR development teams. Their dedication to providing quality coaching and training opportunities allows both athletes and coaches to prepare for high level competition in every area of rugby. Setting a strong foundation of youth rugby now, these efforts will allow for the highest level of player development leading into the World Cups.
The Rugby World Cup has been played since 1987, with 20 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams. The Men’s tournament will be played in 2031 and the Women’s in 2033, respectively. The tournament will take place in multiple cities across America.
About New England Free Jacks: The Free Jacks are an aspiring and innovative live events, media, and consumer products organization with headquarters in Quincy, MA. The core brand in the portfolio is The New England Free Jacks, the humble hard-working free-spirited professional rugby team competing in the emergent and exhilarating Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier North American professional rugby competition. For more information, please visit www.FreeJacks.com.