Cape Town - South Africa, in its 2023 Rugby World Cup bid, has developed 10 commitments, and will partner with RWCL to deliver the most memorable major sporting event of 2023.
1. We will make Rugby proud
South Africa will deliver an event that will honour the custodianship of the tournament, celebrate its 10th tournament anniversary and the game's 200-year history.
2. You will make money
The South African Government-guaranteed tournament fee is £160m, which is £40m more than the bid requirement. In South Africa, RWC 2023 will be a low-risk, high-return event in an ideal commercial environment (time zone, language, rights protection).
3. Peak Performance
Our player-centric focus will be unprecedented in comfort, convenience and support. Player performance will be optimal, given the ideal playing conditions, world-class match venues and training facilities, and a match schedule with low travel impact.
4. You will love working with us
It's your tournament, we are your stage. It's an event for the whole world, not just South Africa. Together we will deliver operational excellence, with the full support of our National Government and host cities.
5. Super Stadia
South Africa has eight rugby and true multi-purpose, all-seater, world-class match venues. All our stadia could host a quarter-final, and four meet and exceed RWCL's requirements to host the final.
6. Rugby that Rocks
Our match venues will have new full-sized Desso pitches that are firm and dry in the South African spring. These conditions will make for brilliant and entertaining rugby.
We'll host the biggest rugby carnival that is vibrantly African in a top international tourist destination... Where you can enjoy the rugby, beautiful beaches, natural splendour and 'Big 5' wildlife!
8. Best Ever Tournament
South Africa's local value for money ensures a tournament budget that prioritises player welfare and exceptional quality. Our local costs also decrease RWCL's delivery costs, and are attractive to international tourists.
9. Leveraging Technology
SA Rugby's world-leading digital sports technology ICT partner will ensure the tournament connects to and inspires a global audience. They will develop a bespoke Tournament Management System that will be transferred to RWCL and future hosts at no cost.
10. Tournament Legacy
World Rugby will be the biggest beneficiary of RWC 2023's global rugby
spectacle, rugby and technology legacy, and improved knowledge transfer
host candidates. The tournament will support World Rugby's vision of
delivering a truly global mass participation sport.