South Africa is poised to land the 2023 Rugby World Cup after World Rugby today (Tuesday) announced that it has unanimously recommended the country’s bid for its showpiece national team competition ahead of rival offers from France and Ireland.
The Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) Board has unanimously recommended to the World Rugby Council the selection of South Africa as host. The World Rugby Council will now meet on November 15 in London to consider the recommendation and vote on the next host following the 2019 event in Japan.
The process will comprise a total of 39 votes, with a simple majority required to confirm South Africa as host. The RWCL Board made its recommendation following detailed consideration of the host candidate evaluation report.