15/11/2017 16:09 SAST | Updated 15/11/2017 16:09 SAST

France To Host the 2023 RWC, Much To The Dismay Of South Africans

What was the point of the evaluation committee?

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The long-awaited decision on who will host Rugby World Cup 2023 was announced on Wednesday, as it was revealed that France would earn the right to host the renowned event. France beat out Ireland and South Africa in the bidding process and will now host their second World Cup.

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It comes as a bit of a shock for most South Africans after the International Rugby Board had recommended SA to host the 2023 world cup.

The announcement was made by World Rugby in late October after the global rugby governing body received an independent recommendation as to which country should host the 2023 tournament.

South Africa was named in preference to fellow bidders France and Ireland as the candidate best able to fulfil the agreed criteria laid out by World Rugby to deliver a successful and profitable tournament.

However the recommendation was disregarded and France was chosen as host, here are some of the reactions from South Africans on Twitter: