SA loses bid to host the #2023 Rugby World Cup to France

France has been named the hosts for the #2023 Rugby World Cup.

Several weeks ago, South Africa was announced as “the clear leader” by World Rugby and the Rugby World Cup Ltd board, which spurred South Africans to take up the call and wear green and gold in support of the bid.

Ireland, South Africa and France were the three nations vying to host the rugby spectacle, with the decision coming as a shock to many South Africans.

"Congratulations to France who have been awarded Rugby World Cup 2023 following World Rugby Council's vote. #RWC2023"

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The voting process consisted of a total of 39 votes with the winner decided by a simple, clear majority.

"Congratulations to France who have been awarded Rugby World Cup 2023 following World Rugby Council's vote #RWC2023"

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