2023 Rugby World Cup to kick off in France

Written by on November 16, 2017

After a nail-biting two rounds of voting, the World Rugby Council has announced that France will be hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The organisation made the announcement at a council meeting in London on Wednesday that was live streamed all over South Africa.

According to a statement issued by the World Rugby Council, France received 24 votes in the final round with South Africa drawing in at 15. Ireland was also in the running.

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont has said: “Congratulations to France on being elected Rugby World Cup 2023 host. They presented a very strong and comprehensive bid, which clearly resonated with the Council today.

“We had three outstanding host candidates, who raised the bar and overwhelmingly demonstrated that they were all capable of hosting an exceptional Rugby World Cup. There was very little to choose between the candidates and this was reflected in the independently-audited evaluation report.”

Twitter has responded with mixed reactions.


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