South Africa Stunned After Losing Rugby World Cup Bid to France

South Africa was considered the favourite to host the 2023 tournament after it was "unanimously" recommended as a preferred candidate by an independent committee before losing to France.


  • South Africa:   #RWC2023, Money Muscle and the Transparency Ruse

    Daily Maverick, 15 November 2017

    South Africa being pipped by France for the honours to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup came as a great shock. The question everyone will be asking now is why? The question nobody… Read more »

  • South Africa:   SA Rugby Won't Challenge RWC 2023 Vote

    News24Wire, 15 November 2017

    SA Rugby said it was "bitterly disappointed" at the decision by the World Rugby Council to overturn a recommendation that South Africa should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and… Read more »

The Web Ellis Cup, the trophy of the Rugby World Cup (file photo).


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