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Stadiums Crucial To Australia's Rugby World Cup Bids, Pulver Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 15 / 17

Former Rugby Australia CEO Bill Pulver said that a rebuild of Sydney's stadiums "would be crucial" in bringing the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup and 2027 Rugby World Cup to Australia, according to Fiona Bollen of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. As "one of his final acts in the job," Pulver announced pla...

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