South Africa chosen as preferred bid for Rugby World Cup 2023

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A technical review group scored each of the bids from Ireland, South Africa and France on five criteria which consist of; finance and tournament guarantees; venues and host cities; tournament infrastructure; vision and concept; and tournament organisation and schedule.

World Rugby's Council is expected to rubber-stamp the recommendation on November 15 - though it could still opt for any of the three bids.

"World Rugby made it clear that they were very impressed by the quality and detail of the Irish bid".

South Africa took a huge step towards hosting their second Rugby World Cup on Tuesday when the Rugby World Cup Board recommended unanimously they should welcome the 2023 edition.

South Africa famously held the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which came at a time where apartheid was still very much the major talking point in the country.

In a statement, president of the Italian Rugby League Federation Orazio D'arro said: "It has been reported in social media and news that two members from the Italian Rugby League World Cup squad were involved in an altercation on Sunday 29 October at an establishment in Cairns".

South Africa last hosted the Rugby World Cup in 1995, when a triumphant Springboks became a symbol for Nelson Mandela's new Rainbow Nation.

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"Other than that, we honestly can't do anything other than walk into the council meeting (on November 15) and hope that everybody has made the right decision".

"Regardless of the final decision it should not stop us from constantly being on the lookout for bringing large scale sporting tournaments to Ireland with Derry and wider region being part of those plans".

The intensive selection process determined a financial model and the viability of each country to host the tournament, as well as ensuring sufficient revenues to continue the development of World Rugby.

"The comprehensive and independently scrutinised evaluation reaffirmed that we have three exceptional bids but it also identified South Africa as a clear leader based on performance against the key criteria".

The 2023 World Cup coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of the game.

South Africa's rugby chief executive Jurie Roux said: "A win for the game with record receipts, a win for the fans with an unforgettable tournament in a bucket-list destination and, most importantly, a win for the players with the most athlete-centric event in the tournament's history".

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