France beat South Africa and Ireland to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2023 Host Country Announcement - Royal Garden Hotel, London, Britain - November 15, 2017 France is announced by Bill Beaumont as the wining bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

France was named as the host for the Rugby World Cup 2023 after beating rivals South Africa and Ireland. At the World Rugby Council meeting in London yesterday, Nov 15, France was chosen to hold the 10th event.

France won the second round of voting, with 24  votes compared to 15 for South Africa.

“The selection process was the most transparent and comprehensive selection that was ever done in the organisation,” said World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont.