Side Entry: RWC bid – losing not entirely a bad thing

2017-11-19 06:29

South African rugby fans on Wednesday evening turned Twitter blue with righteous anger at being swindled out of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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Rugby Africa: We were 'ignored' by SA Rugby

2017-11-16 22:00

Rugby Africa president Abdelaziz Bougja will not confirm that his organisation voted for France to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

 
South Africa 2023

Chester 'sad' at SA losing out on 2023 RWC

2017-11-16 11:01

Former Springbok wing Chester Williams has expressed his sadness at South Africa losing out on the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

 
South Africa 2023

RWC 2023: Rugby Africa voted against SA!

2017-11-16 09:16

As SA wakes up to the realisation they won't be hosting the 2023 RWC, the news that Rugby Africa's votes went to eventual winners, France, hurts.

 
South Africa 2023

SA’s bid boob: Our R1.2bn ‘inferiority’?

2017-11-16 12:30

France’s expectation of beating SA by some R1.2bn in revenue may have been decisive, in the final analysis, over the RWC 2023 hosting rights.

 
South Africa 2023

Irrepressible Laporte the World Cup magician

2017-11-16 11:01

Bernard Laporte twice fell short in coaching France to victory in the RWC but he has delivered his country the right to host the sport's most prestigious tournament.

 
South Africa 2023

France don't deserve RWC 2023, but neither do SA nor Ireland

2017-11-16 07:58

France don't deserve to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup argues Dhirshan Gobind, but neither do South Africa nor Ireland...

 
South Africa 2023

Small: France RWC 2023 'one of worst decisions ever'

2017-11-16 12:30

Former Springbok wing James Small was left gobsmacked by the decision to award France the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

 
South Africa 2023

Wiese: World Rugby recommendation a 'mockery'

2017-11-16 09:00

Former Springbok lock Kobus Wiese believes that World Rugby should not continue with their 'internal recommendations' for World Cup hosts moving forward.

 
South Africa 2023

NZ defend 'odd' 2023 RWC hosting decision

2017-11-16 07:16

New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew has defended a shock decision to stage the 2023 RWC in France.

 
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South Africa 2023

SA left stunned as France awarded RWC 2023

2017-11-15 15:05

France has won the right to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup, despite finishing behind rival bidders South Africa in an evaluation report.

 
South Africa 2023

Deputy sports minister Oosthuizen gracious in defeat

2017-11-15 20:49

Gert Oosthuizen, deputy sports minister, was gracious in defeat as France won the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup from the more fancied South Africa.

 
South Africa 2023

SA Rugby won't challenge RWC 2023 vote

2017-11-15 18:04

Although they are 'bitterly disappointed' at the outcoming of the 2023 Rugby World Cup host voting, SA Rugby will not challenge the decision.

 
South Africa 2023

Rugby World Cup hosts since 1987

2017-11-15 18:43

France has won the right to stage the 2023 World Cup after topping a poll of World Rugby Council members in London.

 
 
South Africa 2023

RWC 2023: How they voted

2017-11-15 15:42

SA rugby fans were left devastated after losing the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup to France. But how did the voting pan out?

 
South Africa 2023

RWC 2023: Propaganda aside, WHY SA was deemed superior

2017-11-14 11:30

Amid the attacks on World Rugby’s decision to recommend SA as hosts for the 2023 RWC, it needs reinforcing why SA was deemed superior to Ireland and France.

 
South Africa 2023

Did political unrest, crime cost SA 2023 RWC?

2017-11-15 16:44

Former Springbok Kobus Wiese believes that political unrest and crime statistics contributed to SA losing the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

 
South Africa 2023

Laporte basks as France upset SA to win RWC hosting rights

2017-11-15 20:15

France's stunning upset of South Africa to secure the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup reflects the country's liking for a fight.

 
South Africa 2023

Krige 'saddened' over SA's RWC 2023 bid

2017-11-15 18:07

Former Springbok captain Corne Krige was "very sad" that South Africa lost out to France as the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

 
South Africa 2023

RWC 2023 … the things we had HOPED to say

2017-11-15 17:59

This is what chief writer Rob Houwing had prepared to offer in not unreasonable expectation – now sensationally scuppered -- of SA landing RWC 2023

 
South Africa 2023

Habana 'disappointed' at SA 2023 RWC snub

2017-11-15 16:43

Former Springbok wing Bryan Habana has expressed his disappointment following the announcement of France as 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts?

 
South Africa 2023

SA Rugby 'bitterly disappointed' at World Cup snub

2017-11-15 16:00

SA Rugby says it is “bitterly disappointed” at the decision by the World Rugby Council to award to 2023 World Cup to France.

 
South Africa 2023

Why South Africa should win the 2023 RWC bid

2017-11-15 10:24

EXCLUSIVE: Minister of Sport and Recreation Thulas Nxesi on why South Africa should be named hosts of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

 
South Africa 2023

South Africans angered by rivals' bid tactics

2017-11-15 22:20

Attacks by bid rivals France and Ireland cost South Africa as they lost out to France to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, said disgruntled SA rugby supremo Mark Alexander.

 
South Africa 2023

World Rugby an 'old boys club,' says Stransky

2017-11-15 19:20

Former Springbok flyhalf Joel Stransky has lambasted World Rugby after France was named as the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

 
South Africa 2023

RWC bidding process became 'opaque', SA complains

2017-11-15 18:13

Pre-vote favourites South Africa complained that the bidding process to host the 2023 World Cup had gone "opaque" over the last two weeks as it lost out to France.

 
 
South Africa 2023

The 9 stadiums for 2023 RWC in France

2017-11-15 15:57

The nine stadiums to be used at the 2023 Rugby World Cup after France was named as hosts after a World Rugby vote.

 
South Africa 2023

Twitter explodes as France awarded RWC 2023

2017-11-15 15:16

South African rugby lovers were left stunned as France was awarded the rights to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

 
South Africa 2023

Ireland bank on last-minute 2023 lobbying

2017-11-15 11:50

Ireland and France have spent the last two weeks trying to save their 2023 Rugby World Cup bids ahead of Wednesday's host announcement.

 
 

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