South Africa expects to receive 2023 Rugby World Cup

South Africa expects to receive 2023 Rugby World Cup

The decision came as a major shock after World Rugby had last month named South Africa as the recommended hosts of the tournament following an independent audit.

France has been officially awarded the right to host Rugby World Cup 2023 ahead of Ireland and France in London on Wednesday.

France had also hosted the 2007 Rugby World Cup, which seemed too recent to host another.

World Rugby publicly acknowledged receipt of that behind-the scenes letter on Friday, in order to consider the matter closed. That invention involved William Web Ellis catching a ball during a game of football and running with it.

The country is up against favourites South Africa and France.

Ireland dropped out in the first round of voting after only securing eight votes with France taking 18 and SA 13.

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Sport pundits and fans alike had also predominantly tipped South Africa to host the world cup as our infrastructure and stadiums are in good condition, and previous worldwide sporting events hosted in South Africa have proved successful.

Both nations have said they will attempt to overturn the recommendation.

The South African bid is expected to win after getting the highest marks in a technical review. "We hope that sanity will prevail because an independent process is there for a very specific reason - to keep it independent".

It will also risk resentment from World Rugby's top brass, and cast doubt on the validity of a report they have been at pains to uphold.

And Beaumont could yet play a role in the vote, if it's tied, as the tiebreaker. New Zealand has already pledged its three votes to South Africa.

South Africa won the board's recommendation.

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