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South Africa recommended ahead of Ireland to host the tournament

01 November, 2017, 00:33 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • South Africa clear leaders to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

In assessing Ireland's stadiums, the report said that Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Pearse Stadium and Fitzgerald Stadium all require "a significant level of overlay, which is flagged as a risk, given the amount of work required to bring these venues up to Rugby World Cup standard".

Now that the Rugby World Cup board have recommended South Africa as the preferred hosts for 2023, the decision must be ratified via a World Rugby council ballot in London on November 15.

Midi Olympique are reporting that France are second on the list, with Ireland bottom. "A new match is beginning, and will play out until the sovereign vote on 15 November".

Ireland finished on a score of 72.25pc out of 100, behind South Africa (78.97pc) and France (75.88pc).

However, the sight of then-president Nelson Mandela handing the Webb Ellis Cup to the Springboks' captain, Francois Pienaar, following the final victory over New Zealand has remained one of the most iconic images in world sport, and after putting forward a fresh bid to host the tournament in six years' time, they look to have stolen a march over the French and Irish bids.

"World Rugby made it clear that they were very impressed by the quality and detail of the Irish bid".

Instead, the World Rugby Council will meet in London next month to vote on which country will receive the right to host the competition and chairman of Ireland's bid oversight board Dick Spring believes the vote will still go their way.




"Hopefully Ireland and France, like us, will stick to the moral high ground", Roux said.

"The comprehensive and independently scrutinised evaluation reaffirmed that we have three exceptional bids but it also identified South Africa as a clear leader based on performance against the key criteria, which is supported by the board in the recommendation", Beaumont said.

In assessing the "cities" put forward in the Irish bid, the report said that one is "significantly smaller than the other bidders" smallest city", later saying that Killarney "is not sizeable with less experience in large scale global events'.

"Ultimately, the decision rests with the Council Members of World Rugby, who are elected by Rugby Unions from across the globe".

Should our bid be successful, we must ensure that the World Cup benefits our economy and that the event creates jobs for the 9.4 million unemployed people in our country.

"Our team will compete to the final whistle as we bid to turn our historic bid plans into reality".

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