Rugby World Cup 2023 Announcement, 15 Nov

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Browne, who wrote a frank letter to World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper this week outlining Irish concerns over the report that placed 1995 hosts South Africa ahead of France with the Irish in third, added the team would battle to the end until the first round of voting at around in London on Wednesday.

Dick Spring, Chairman, Ireland 2023 Bid Oversight Board: "We want to congratulate France on their nomination today, by World Rugby, as hosts for the 2023 Rugby World Cup".

It was between Ireland, France and South Africa.

France previously staged the 2007 World Cup, which was won by South Africa.

But the former France coach was all smiles after securing the 10th edition of the tournament which began in 1987 when the sport was still amateur.

"When you host the World Cup, you create an aspirational platform and a financial platform that creates enough revenue so you can further your development plans and maybe stem the outflow of the players". "The set of rules were broken during that process, which we are upset about", he said, offering a few opaque comments of his own.

The decision comes despite World Rugby's recommendation of South Africa last month, which followed the presentation of a detailed evaluation report on the three bidders, with the country coming out on top in three of the five criteria assessed.

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"One has to ask the question, why has the vote gone against the recommendation when most of the unions said they would vote with the recommendation?"

"We are bitterly disappointed at this decision and would like to apologise to the people and government of South Africa for raising their hopes", said Mark Alexander, president of South Africa Rugby.

Argentina, Australia, England, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales had three votes apiece.

"We did everything in our power to bring the tournament to South Africa and we expected to have that right confirmed".

"It will be for the next generation of SA Rugby leaders to decide whether to compete for the 2027 tournament or beyond", he said.

"We produced a compelling bid that earned the unanimous recommendation of the Board".

In total, 39 votes were accumulated based on the breakdown of different countries' weights to determine who would host the Rugby World Cup in 2023.

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