Twitter explodes as France awarded RWC 2023

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

READ: SA Rugby 'bitterly disappointed' World Cup snub

The decision came as a major shock after World Rugby had last month named South Africa as the recommended hosts of the tournament following an independent audit. 

That, it turns out, counted for nothing as France secured their second World Cup since 2007. 

South Africa, who last hosted the tournament in 1995, will be wondering what more they have to do to host it again. 

As was to be expected, South African rugby lovers on Twitter exploded.

Here are some of the responses that jumped out at us.

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