In a turn of events after the World Rugby Body preferred South Africa as a candidate to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, it was announced this afternoon that France will be the hosts of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The voting was as follows:

First Round: 

France 18 South Africa 13 and Ireland 8

Second Round: 

France 24 South Africa 15 Ireland  0

France would have needed a clear cut majority to host the World Cup hence the second round votes.


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