South Africa 2023

Reaction to South Africa's 2023 World Cup snub

2017-11-15 18:19

Cape Town - South African rugby supporters were left stunned after World Rugby announced that France would be hosting the 2023 World Cup.

In case you missed any reaction from the World Rugby announcement, here are our top FIVE stories:

1. SA 'BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED'

SA Rugby said it was "bitterly disappointed" at the decision by the World Rugby Council to overturn a recommendation that South Africa should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and instead voted for France to host the tournament in a secret ballot.

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2. TWITTER REACTS TO THE RWC 2023

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

As was to be expected, critics and fans on Twitter exploded.

Click here to read how Twitter reacted

3. DID POLITICAL REST EFFECT SA RWC BID?

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

Click here to Wiese's reasoning

4. HOW THEY VOTED FOR FRANCE

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?

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5. BRYAN HABANA DISAPPOINTED

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

Click here to read on Habana

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