Good news for SA rugby fans as #WorldRugby today named the #SA2023 Bid as the preferred Rugby World Cup 2023 candidate after a rigorous assessment of competing bids by Ireland & France. The nomination has yet to be ratified by the World Rugby Council, who will vote on it on Wednesday, November 15.
There are 39 votes at stake with a simple majority required to determine the eventual host nation. The candidate nations do not have a vote.
Those eligible to vote in the secret ballot on 15 November are:
Australia (3 votes), England (3), New Zealand (3), Scotland (3), Wales (3), Italy (3), Argentina (3), Canada (1), Japan (2), Georgia (1), Romania (1), USA (1), Asia Rugby (2), Oceania Rugby (2), Rugby Africa (2), Rugby Americas North (2), Rugby Europe (2), Sudamerica Rugby (2). The final decision will be announced by World Rugby at approximately 13h00 (SA time) on 15 November, 2017.