Among the three countries that have placed bids for hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023, France has put in a lucrative bid. They had hosted the tournament in years like 1991, 1999 and 2007. The country has several ultra modern stadiums that were given a makeover or renovated for the European football championship held last year.
Hence, these venues would prove ideal for hosting the different games if the bid comes through in their favor. The competing nations are Ireland and South Africa. The latter had failed past bids for holding the Rugby World Cup in 2019, 2015 and 2011.