As Australia was confirmed yesterday as the host of the men’s Rugby World Cup in 2027 and the 2029 women’s World Cup, the Harbour Bridge was bathed in yellow and green and pundits waxed eloquent about heady days ahead for rugby in Australia.

All this hasn’t been lost on the ever-alert Campbelltown MP Greg Warren who was quick to advocate that suburban grounds – including Campbelltown Sports Stadium – should be utilised during the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

Mr Warren said locals on the outskirts of Sydney should be able to experience the world cup first hand without having to travel into Sydney city.

“The Macarthur region is one of the fastest growing region in the state,” he said. “We have the population and we have the fan base, now all we need are the games.”

Citing Campbelltown Stadium as being an ideal venue for fixtures, Mr Warren pointed out that it

is currently home to the Macarthur Bulls FC and hosts several Wests Tigers games a year. It has also hosted a number of international rugby league and women’s soccer games.

“We love our sports in Campbelltown and the wider Macarthur region, and in my opinion it would be a missed opportunity if organisers of the 2027 Rugby World Cup shunned Campbelltown Sports Stadium,” Mr Warren said.