South Africa looks to be a step closer in being named hosts of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
On Tuesday, World Rugby unanimously recommended to the World Rugby Council the selection of South Africa as the host.
The World Rugby Council will now meet on 15 November in London to consider the recommendation and vote.
Rugby Union CEO Jurie Roux spoke to Stephen Grootes to explain the voting process, and how South Africa's Rugby World Cup bid has stood out.
There is a time for them to evaluate the report to discuss it with their individual unions and they will go to the World Rugby meeting with a mandate of who to vote for.— Jurie Roux, Rugby Union CEO
This is one of the first steps where you actually have an independent committee do an assessment and make a recommendation to the Rugby World Cup board.— Jurie Roux, Rugby Union CEO
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Roux explains how we ticked the right boxes for a number of criteria.
In the end what really pulled it through for us was definitely our stadia and our proven track record of international tournaments over the last couple of years.— Jurie Roux, Rugby Union CEO
He says most of the stadiums built in the 2010 Soccer World Cup will be used, with a few technical upgrades.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : SA preferred host for Rugby World Cup 2023 and our stadia may clinch it