По итогам голосования комиссии IRB КМ 2015 примет Англия, 2019 — Япония. Англичане уже проводили кубок мира в 1991 и 1999 годах, матчи пройдут на стадионах Twickenham, Wembley, Emirates Stadium Arsenal, Old Trafford (Manchester), Anfield (Liverpool). На проведение КМ 2015 претендовали также ЮАР и Италия.
I think Russia is still bidding on the Rugby World 7’s for 2016.
However, I think the IRB promised the IOC to discontinue Sevens World Cup if rugby is is accepted into Olympics, to ensure that the Olympic tournament is meaningful and competitive. So this bid may result in nothing in the end.
If Japan can receive 2019, why not Russia for the 2023!!
That may depend on how financially successful the IRB expect the Cup in Japan to be. They expect 2011 in NZ to be loss-making because of small stadiums and remote location. To compensate for that, they give 2015 to England because it is guaranteed to make huge money in England. Then they can afford to go to Japan. If the Cup in Japan is expected to lose money for the sake of expanding the game globally, then in 2023 the IRB will give it to one of the «home unions» again to recoup their «investment» in Japan.