INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND VIDEO - In a surprise move, France has been announced as the host of the Rugby World Cup in 2023, following an announcement by World Rugby in London.
Ireland, South Africa and France were the three nations vying to host the rugby spectacle, with the decision coming as a shock to many South Africans.
South Africa was named as the preferred host nation in October after finishing in top place following a lengthy evaluation process.
The voting process consisted of a total of 39 votes with the winner decided by a simple, clear majority.
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