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Ireland, France, Italy, South Africa To Bid On 2023 Rugby World Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 06 / 15

The "bidding battle" to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is set to be between four countries -- Ireland, France, Italy and South Africa, according to the PA. World Rugby confirmed that formal expressions of interest were "received from the four respective unions by last month's deadline." The U.S....

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