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The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the South African bid.

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the Irish bid.

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the three contenders' bids.

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the French bid.

The Rugby World Cup organising committee released an economic benefit impact report, that indicates the event in Japan next month could bring in $4.1bn (€3.7bn) to the local economy.

World Rugby has said that an increased ticket capacity for its 2015 Rugby World Cup could result in the biggest edition of the national team event to date.

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has continued on the offensive over the Japanese government’s new financial plans for the city’s National Stadium project, stating the Y50bn (€359.4m/$407.9m) bill the metropolitan government is being asked to foot is “out of order”.

The list of applicant venues seeking to be part of Japan’s staging of the 2019 Rugby World Cup has increased to 15, with Yokohama added to the list despite missing the initial bid deadline.