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Social media reacts to 2023 Rugby World Cup host selection

France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating rival bids from South Africa and Ireland.
Here’s how social media reacted to the announcement.

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  1. Quentin

    I don’t think France got the 2023 Rugby World Cup tournament because they offer the best deal financially. I think they got it for the usual reasons – horse-trading behind the scenes – which was precisely why World Rugby put out its report. So I think there will be repurcussions at HQ as well as within SA on this. Fact is World Rugby’s version of democracy actually resembles Apartheid itself. Only 15 of the more than 100 members have a direct vote, Europe alone has almost half the total votes, with the 6 Nations on their own holding more than 1/3 of the total votes, & white majority nations have a collective 32 of the 42 votes. This last statistic is perhaps most revealing, showing just how rugby is failing in its endeavours to truly globalise. South Africa is encountering the same resistance from the international community as it has encountered at home. & it is a great irony that France and the Home Unions, deadset against the World Cup concept to begin with, are now basically able to monopolise the tournament through the inequities of the voting system.

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