Cape Town - South
Africa, in its 2023 Rugby World Cup bid, has developed 10 commitments,
and will partner with RWCL to deliver the most memorable
major sporting event of 2023.
will make Rugby proud
South Africa will deliver an event that will honour the custodianship of the tournament, celebrate its 10th tournament
anniversary and the game's 200-year history.
will make money
The South African Government-guaranteed tournament fee is £160m,
which is £40m more than the bid requirement. In South Africa, RWC
will be a low-risk, high-return event in an ideal commercial environment
(time zone, language, rights protection).
Our player-centric focus will be unprecedented in comfort, convenience
and support. Player performance will be optimal, given the ideal playing
conditions, world-class match venues and training facilities, and a match schedule
with low travel impact.
will love working with us
It's your tournament, we are your stage. It's an event for the whole
world, not just South Africa. Together we will deliver operational
excellence, with the full support of our National Government and host
South Africa has eight rugby and true multi-purpose, all-seater,
world-class match venues. All our stadia could host a quarter-final, and
four meet and
exceed RWCL's requirements to host the final.
Our match venues will have new full-sized Desso pitches that are firm
and dry in the South African spring. These conditions will make for
and entertaining rugby.
We'll host the biggest rugby carnival that is vibrantly African in a top
international tourist destination... Where you can enjoy the rugby,
beautiful beaches, natural splendour and 'Big 5' wildlife!
South Africa's local value for money ensures a tournament budget that
prioritises player welfare and exceptional quality. Our local costs also
decrease RWCL's delivery costs, and are attractive to international
SA Rugby's world-leading digital sports technology ICT partner will
ensure the tournament connects to and inspires a global audience. They
a bespoke Tournament Management System that will be transferred to RWCL
and future hosts at no cost.
World Rugby will be the biggest beneficiary of RWC 2023's global rugby
spectacle, rugby and technology legacy, and improved knowledge transfer
host candidates. The tournament will support World Rugby's vision of
delivering a truly global mass participation sport.