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WORLD CUP

Woodward laments Bok decline

Former English World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward believes the 'declining' Springboks will not be one of the sides capable of winning the 2019 World Cup.


Australia keen to host World Cups

Australia has announced that it will bid to host the 2021 women's and 2027 men's World Cups.


RWC bidding process set for overhaul

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper says the policy of the board recommending a World Cup host is likely to be scrapped.


Rugby Africa felt ‘ignored’ by SA Rugby

Rugby Africa president Abdelaziz Bougja says SA Rugby ignored the organisation instead of asking for its 2023 World Cup backing.


Revealed: Who voted against SA

Eight national unions and five regional associations – including Rugby Africa – voted for France to host the 2023 World Cup.


‘A beautiful day for France!’

What the French newspapers are saying on Wednesday about France winning the right to host the 2023 World Cup and Saturday's Test against the Springboks.


NZ boss unsurprised by bid outcome

New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew says World Rugby's decision to hand France the hosting rights for the 2023 World Cup is a case of 'democracy in action'.


Watch: O’Driscoll reacts to bid vote

Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll on France being awarded the right to host the 2023 World Cup.


Roux: Bid loss a big setback

CEO Jurie Roux admits that losing the 2023 World Cup bid could have significant repercussions for South African rugby. JON CARDINELLI in London reports.


Alexander: Rules were broken

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has taken aim at World Rugby in the wake of France’s unexpected victory in the 2023 World Cup bid race. JON CARDINELLI in London reports.


Rugby Africa voted against SA

Both of Rugby Africa's votes went the way of France in the final voting process to determine the 2023 World Cup hosts.


Watch: 2023 RWC host press conference

What World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont and CEO Brett Gosper, as well as SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux and president Mark Alexander had to say after the council voted for France to host the 2023 World Cup.


Twitter reaction to French bid win

What was said on Twitter after World Rugby announced France as hosts for the 2023 World Cup.


SA Rugby accepts 2023 vote outcome

SA Rugby is 'bitterly disappointed' at the decision by the World Rugby council to overturn a recommendation that South Africa should host the 2023 World Cup.


SA shock as France win 2023 bid vote

France has been named as the hosts for the 2023 World Cup, despite a recent evaluation report that identified South Africa as the preferred candidate.


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