WITH FIST clinched and prayers, the announcement for which country will host the 2023 2023 Rugby World Cup, will be made on Wednesday in London.
South Africa-two weeks ago was named as “clear leader” and “unanimous” choice by the Rugby World Cup board to host the tournament whilst contenders France and Ireland, were rated second and third respectively.
A good sign but on Wednesday, the entire world will know which of the three will be the host.
In a secret ballot to be conducted on Wednesday, the decision rests on 26-World Rugby Council members, who will exercise collectively 39 votes which among them a simple majority will be required to secure mzansi as the host for the second time since 1995.
Government high powerful delegation headed by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Sport and Recreation Thulas Nxesi and SARU President Mark Alexander, are in London for the announcement.
The department of Sport has issued a statement for the public that the announcement is scheduled for approximately 15h00 (SA time) and will be broadcast live on SuperSport (Channel 201).
Everyone has been urged to dress in their rugby T-shirts or regalia on Wednesday.
There will also be a public viewing area at:
Venue : Sammy Marks Square (Tshwane)
Date: 15 November 2017
Time: 12h30 – 16H00
This green view area will be jammed pack with activities inclusive of artist’s performance, dancers and various speakers.
Let’s come out in large numbers in demonstrating to the whole World that we are ready to host 2023 Rugby World Cup.