Cape Town - South Africa must secure a 19-strong majority from the 37
World Council votes to host Rugby World Cup 2023.
South Africa, along with the
other two bidding countries France and Ireland, officially submitted their
respective bids to World Rugby’s head office in Dublin on May 31.
All three candidates have to (by July 31) submit the
signed host agreement and the signed guarantee letters, in person to the World
Rugby head office in Dublin.
The candidates will on September 25 each
make a presentation to the World Rugby Council.
The Board of Rugby World Cup Ltd, based on the evaluation
process, will in mid-October issue a recommendation to World Rugby Council as
to who should be the 2023 hosts.
The World Rugby Council will vote to determine the host on
How the vote works:
It is a straight majority vote. If no country gets a
majority in the first round of voting then the country with the least number of
votes at that point is eliminated. In the event of a split decision, the
chairperson, has the casting vote.
There are 37 votes and 19 votes will ensure a winner.
None of the three bidding countries can vote.
World Council voting
England 3 votes
Wales 3 votes
Scotland 3 votes
Italy 3 votes
New Zealand 3 votes
Australia 3 votes
Argentina 2 votes
Oceania 2 votes
South America 2 votes
North America 2 votes
Africa 2 votes
Europe 2 votes
Asia 2 votes
Canada 1 vote
USA 1 vote
Japan 1 vote
Georgia 1 vote
Romanian 1 vote