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.
World Rugby Recommendation a 'Mockery' - Former Springbok
News24Wire, 16 November 2017
On October 31, 2017 South Africa celebrated as World Rugby confirmed the country as its official recommendation to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup . Read more »
Former Springbok Slams Rugby World Cup 2023 Decision
Former Springbok wing and Rugby World Cup winner James Small was left gobsmacked by the decision to award France the right to host of 2023 Rugby World Cup . Read more »
South Africans were left stunned after World Rugby announced that France would be hosting the 2023 World Cup. SA Rugby said it was "bitterly ... see more »
#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 »
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).
SA Rugby 'Bitterly Disappointed' at World Cup Snub
The Rugby World Cup Limited Board has unanimously recommended to the World Rugby Council that South Africa be selected as Rugby World Cup 2023 host after its evaluation report was ... Read more »
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has travelled to London to lead the nation's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 2023, a milestone tournament that marks two centuries since ... Read more »
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