South Africa Indicates Interest to Host 2023 Rugby World Cup

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South Africa has in a recent development indicated interest to host participants for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The country contends with Ireland, France and Italy in the bid to host the tournament.

Analysts state that South Africa stands a chance of making R27.3 billion in direct, indirect and induced economic impact, and sustain 38,600 annual job equivalents both temporary and permanent.

Consequently, cash was a big feature of all three 2023 bids, with each making a big issue of their governmental financial securities and guaranteed profits, as well as great existing stadiums and minimal travel – meaning points of difference needed to be found elsewhere.


The winner of the bid is to be announced on November 15.