2023 RWC draw to take place in November 2020

2020-01-29 18:24

Rugby chiefs signalled the start of the race for ranking points, announcing the draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France would take place in November 2020.

SA Rugby gets R330m 2023 RWC 'consolation'

2017-12-21 08:35

South African Rugby is set for a R330m windfall from the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

Rugby Africa: We were 'ignored' by SA Rugby

2017-11-16 22:00

Rugby Africa president Abdelaziz Bougja will not confirm that his organisation voted for France to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Irrepressible Laporte the World Cup magician

2017-11-16 11:01

Bernard Laporte twice fell short in coaching France to victory in the RWC but he has delivered his country the right to host the sport's most prestigious tournament.

RWC 2023: Rugby Africa voted against SA!

2017-11-16 09:16

As SA wakes up to the realisation they won't be hosting the 2023 RWC, the news that Rugby Africa's votes went to eventual winners, France, hurts.

NZ defend 'odd' 2023 RWC hosting decision

2017-11-16 07:16

New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew has defended a shock decision to stage the 2023 RWC in France.

Deputy sports minister Oosthuizen gracious in defeat

2017-11-15 20:49

Gert Oosthuizen, deputy sports minister, was gracious in defeat as France won the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup from the more fancied South Africa.

World Rugby an 'old boys club,' says Stransky

2017-11-15 19:20

Former Springbok flyhalf Joel Stransky has lambasted World Rugby after France was named as the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Reaction to South Africa's 2023 World Cup snub

2017-11-15 18:19

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

Krige 'saddened' over SA's RWC 2023 bid

2017-11-15 18:07

Former Springbok captain Corne Krige was "very sad" that South Africa lost out to France as the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Preparations for RWC 2023 begin in earnest

2018-01-10 18:07

Planning for Rugby World Cup 2023 is set to begin with scheduled meetings between World Rugby and the French Rugby Federation.

RWC bidding to be overhauled after 2023 fiasco

2017-12-01 11:24

The bidding process for the RWC is expected to be overhauled in the wake of France's shock victory over South Africa and Ireland to host the 2023 tournament.

Small: France RWC 2023 'one of worst decisions ever'

2017-11-16 12:30

Former Springbok wing James Small was left gobsmacked by the decision to award France the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Chester 'sad' at SA losing out on 2023 RWC

2017-11-16 11:01

Former Springbok wing Chester Williams has expressed his sadness at South Africa losing out on the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

France don't deserve RWC 2023, but neither do SA nor Ireland

2017-11-16 07:58

France don't deserve to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup argues Dhirshan Gobind, but neither do South Africa nor Ireland...

South Africans angered by rivals' bid tactics

2017-11-15 22:20

Attacks by bid rivals France and Ireland cost South Africa as they lost out to France to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, said disgruntled SA rugby supremo Mark Alexander.

Laporte basks as France upset SA to win RWC hosting rights

2017-11-15 20:15

France's stunning upset of South Africa to secure the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup reflects the country's liking for a fight.

Rugby World Cup hosts since 1987

2017-11-15 18:43

France has won the right to stage the 2023 World Cup after topping a poll of World Rugby Council members in London.

RWC bidding process became 'opaque', SA complains

2017-11-15 18:13

Pre-vote favourites South Africa complained that the bidding process to host the 2023 World Cup had gone "opaque" over the last two weeks as it lost out to France.

RWC 2023 … the things we had HOPED to say

2017-11-15 17:59

This is what chief writer Rob Houwing had prepared to offer in not unreasonable expectation – now sensationally scuppered -- of SA landing RWC 2023

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