Why SA lost the Rugby World Cup bid: 'It is all about the money'

There has been mixed reaction from South African's after losing the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

France was chosen as the host following a voting process that consisted a total of 39 votes with the winner decided by a simple, clear majority.

It's the fourth time SA has lost the bid to host the global tournament.

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

Why did South Africa lose out on hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

Stephen Grootes spoke to rugby writer and commentator Andy Capostagno.

The fact of the matter is that they spent a lot of money on a technical review, now in this country we do that on a regular basis. So what we are seeing from World Rugby is that they knew it was going to be a compromised vote so they wanted to get around that by putting in a kind of commission of inquiry ahead of the vote and now here we stand.

Andy Capostagno, rugby writer and commentator

It always comes down to horse trading.

Andy Capostagno, rugby writer and commentator

Capostagno says it all comes down to the money.

With a global tournament such as the soccer world cup or the rugby world cup, it is all about the money and the bottom line for 2023 is that France has promised 500 million pounds to world rugby, that is about R9 billion and I don't think we can come anything close to that.

Andy Capostagno, rugby writer and commentator

It comes down to the old phrase. Show me the money.

Andy Capostagno, Rugby writer and commentator

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