Nov 16 2017
France on Wednesday won the right to stage the 2023 tournament as voted by members of the World Rugby Council in London.
Browne, who admitted the report had left him very surprised and disappointed, said evidently their vision and that of World Rugby as to how a World Cup should be hosted were worlds apart.
The tournament promised the largest ever attendance for a final with a record 87,436 spectators at the FNB Stadium as part of an availability of 2.9 million match tickets for the event - also a record.
First round of voting: France 18, South Africa 13, Ireland 8.
"The Welsh, I think, probably wanted to support Gareth Davies [WRU Chairman] who's director of Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) who produced the evaluation report and then disappointingly, the Italians, who we've supported hugely over the past number of years effectively went with the French as well".
Last month World Rugby published an evaluation report which said South Africa should be chosen given it had an overall rating of 78.97, compared with 75.88 for France and 72.25 for Ireland, across a range of criteria.
The exodus of South African players in search of better opportunities overseas continues apace, the financial state of the game there remains parlous and the once-mighty Boks suffered the worst in a succession of humbling defeats in August, 57-0 to the All Blacks.
"When you host the World Cup, you create an aspirational platform and a financial platform that creates enough revenue so you can further your development plans and maybe stem the outflow of the players".
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During one set of trials, they were made to discern between their handler (whose photo they'd never seen before) and a new face. The sheep were less successful at identifying the tilted celebrities but still performed better than chance.
World Rugby had hit back at the criticisms of their process, labelling it inaccurate.
David Sterling, Head of Northern Ireland Civil Service: "I too would like to congratulate France and wish them well for a successful tournament in 2023".
"In our letter, we had a great saying by Albert Einstein and here I paraphrase him: "There are a lot of things that can be counted which don't actually count and there are lots of things that count that can't be counted".
"There's all these issues which are hard for us to understand", he said.
"Our feeling was that in a secret ballot people could vote for whoever they wanted without fear", World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said.
Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby, said he was "desolated" and fumed about breaches of protocol by other bidders. Football has been mired in scandal over the staging of its World Cup.
"That recommendation was questioned last week by rivals, but endorsed a second time by World Rugby last week". Our bid team must take vast credit for all their hard work throughout the process.
Nov 15 2017
Hulu working on live-action Hitman series
Kolstad will serve as an executive producer for the Hitman show which Fox 21 hopes to be a new "flagship" series for the company. Director Xavier Gens released Hitman in 2007 to negative reviews, though the film did gross $99 million on a $24 million budget.
Nov 14 2017
Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's record-breaking $105 billion takeover attempt (AVGO, QCOM)
Another tactic Broadcom could use is to nominate directors for Qualcomm's board ahead of the company's annual general meeting in 2018.
Nov 13 2017
Morocco Outclass CIV To Seal World Cup Spot, Tunisia Through
DR Congo were the only team still with a chance to catch Tunisia, but they fell short despite a late 3-1 win over Guinea. Needing just a point at home to already-eliminated Libya to assure their progression, they labored to a goalless draw.
Nov 09 2017
Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks
Monroe has been restricted to just five games this season and hasn't played since October 26 because of a left calf strain. Bledsoe would join a Bucks backcourt with 2016 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon , Matthew Dellavedova and Jason Terry.
Nov 08 2017
Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Loses Her Job
Soon, Briskman, who had been working as a marketing specialist for a Virginia-based federal contractor, got fired from the job. Briskman told HuffPost her " blood just started to boil " when she saw Trump's motorcade. "I said 'Yeah, that's me".
Nov 07 2017
Iran adds missile to annual anti-US pageant
Iran's commemorations took place under tight security managed by Iranian police and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The US cut its diplomatic relations with Iran following the embassy takeover and has had no diplomatic relations since.
Nov 06 2017
World of Warcraft Classic will let you relive Blizzard's original MMO experience
The Alliance will begin in the pirate-infested Kul Tiras , while the Horde will tackle the trolls on the continent of Zandalar . The scene played out \/a to display the Battle for Lordaeron in an effort to showcase the massive scale of the militant feat.
Nov 05 2017
Everyone's congratulating the Twitter employee who deleted Donald Trump's account
After the account was restored Trump did not tweet about the vanishing act, but made several posts on other topics. A Twitter customer support employee performed the community service on his last day.
Nov 05 2017
Texans QB Deshaun Watson Out for Year With ACL Tear
The 19 touchdowns are a record for a player in his first seven games, and he has two rushing touchdowns in addition to that total. Shock spread through the NFL Thursday afternoon as the news of Deshaun Watson's torn ACL set in.
Nov 04 2017
No action against those holding demonetised notes: Centre to SC
The matter was referred to the constitution bench by the bench of Justice Sikri and Justice R.K.Agrawal on February 15. The higher the degree of power, the higher the degree of trust, he argued before the Constitution bench.
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