South African has lost out on hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023.
Despite a unanimous recommendation for South Africa to host the event, the World Rugby Council's final vote was given to France.
“We are bitterly disappointed at this decision and would like to apologise to the people and government of South Africa for raising their hopes. ,” said Mr Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby.— South African Rugby (@Springboks) November 15, 2017
“We did everything in our power to bring the tournament to South Africa
SA Rugby have issued a statement saying that they accept the decision and won't challenge the result.
While some Twitter users aren't taking the news very well, others are adamant that hosting the event did not make sense in the first place.
Below is a mixed bag of reactions from South Africans on Twitter:Tweeps react to #RWC2023 - Curated tweets by Radio702
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Hard luck! Mixed reactions after SA snubbed as #RWC2023 host nation