France named host of 2023 Rugby World Cup

France named host of 2023 Rugby World Cup
By Reuters

15/11/2017 at 13:04Updated 15/11/2017 at 13:10

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after the Council of the sport's governing body went against the recommendations of an extensive evaluation report in a secret ballot on Wednesday.

South Africa had been recommended by World Rugby's Board but the Council members voted for France.

Ireland had also entered a bid to stage the tournament.

(Reporting by Mitch Phillips, editing by Ed Osmond)

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