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Bill Beaumont hails Rugby World Cup 2023 bids as exciting, impressive

South Africa, Ireland and France presented their vision and plans to World Rugby Council in London on Monday.

This file photo taken on 14 September 2015 shows chairman of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Bill Beaumont. Former England captain Bill Beaumont was on 11 May 2016 elected chairman of World Rugby and vowed to strengthen the game around the world and increase player protection. Picture: AFP/GABRIEL BOUYS

JOHANNESBURG - World Rugby Chairperson Bill Beaumont has hailed the Rugby World Cup 2023 bids as 'exciting and impressive'.

South Africa, Ireland and France presented their vision and plans to World Rugby Council in London on Monday.

South Africa's bid is promising record profits, the most player-centric tournament ever and a nationwide carnival.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa led the delegation presenting the bid.

The Rugby World Cup company will announce a preferred candidate on 31 October and that recommendation will be put to a vote of the World Rugby Council on 15 November.

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