The Uruguayan Rugby Union on Tuesday confirmed that Montevideo will once again host the World Rugby Nations Cup in June 2018. It will be the second consecutive year that the six-team international tournament will be held at the Estadio Charrúa.
Los Teros made history in 2017 when they were declared winners after defeating Emerging Italy, Russia, and Spain between June 10 and 18. The other teams competing were Namibia and the Argentina XV. Dates and teams for the 2018 tournament have yet to be confirmed.
URU president Sebastian Piñeyrúa expressed his delight at the news in an official release.
“For us to have the Nations Cup here again in Uruguay was a very important goal. To concentrate the first half of the year in our country for the players is fundamental, in this way we avoid traveling twice a year to Europe and spending almost 60 days away from home. Taking into account that players have to work or study, it’s essential to have the tournament here. In addition the first experience of hosting was very good. Beyond having won, the players felt very comfortable and World Rugby was very pleased.”