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2023 Rugby World Cup bid

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Story of the day: Rugby World Cup 2023 announcement.

A round-up of all of Wednesday's reaction as the news emerged that France will be the hosts of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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Scotland vs. New Zealand

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Hansen impressed by Ioane.

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen joked winger Rieko Ioane has been 'pretty good' after he got nominated for rugby's breakthrough and world player of the year.

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WATCH: Sonny Bill Williams didn't know the rules.

Sonny Bill Williams and Rieko Ioane had a laugh about Williams' error that earned him a yellow card in the All Blacks' win against France.

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vs. Australia I 18 November

End-of-year Tours

Teams for this weekend

Rugby

France beat SA to 2023 World Cup hosting

Rugby

'15 months of transparency then two weeks ago everything went opaque.'

President of South African Rugby Mark Alexander questions the process which saw the 2023 Rugby World Cup awarded to France over preferred bidder South Africa.

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Scrutiny on RWC 2023 host decision after France wins.

Tom Hamilton explains why there was plenty of controversy over World Rugby's decision to award France the 2023 World Cup.

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Ireland

Irish lament #RWC2023 bid failure

Ireland

Irish still bemoaning #RWC2023 failure

Irish delegation slam lack of home nation support.

Brian O'Driscoll and IRFU chief executive Philip Browne condemn the lack of support from some of the other home nations.

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France beat SA to 2023 hosting

Shock and horror at World Rugby's announcement at Springboks HQ.

Shock and horror at World Rugby's announcement at Springboks HQ after France wins the right to host Rugby World Cup in 2023. Video by John Goliath

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WATCH: France revealed as 2023 RWC host.

Watch the moment World Rugby announced France as the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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South Africa

vs. France @ 22:00 on November 18

Top rugby headlines

November Tests

Review of week 1

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VS. Australia I November 18

New Zealand

All Blacks news and insight

Rugby

Read: We must look after the ball better.

Kieran Read conceded that whilst his team ran out comfortable winners, a lack of discipline allowed France back into the match.

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Wales

VS. Georgia I 18 November

Saflands Sevens

Kenya victorious

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