Ireland lose out in Rugby World Cup 2023 bid

France have won the right to host the 2023 world cup after an often testy process

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
15th November, 2017

France will host the 2023 rugby world cup after a secret ballot in London this afternoon.

It concludes an often testy bidding process that saw Ireland and France strongly criticised World Rugby, the sport’s governing body, for the technical report that assessed all three bids.

Ireland were eliminated after the first round of voting having only received 8 votes, compared to 18 for France and 13 for South Africa. In the second round, France...

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