SA‘ready’to host World Cup
“WE are ready,” said the KwaZulu-Natal government and the City of Durban ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023 bid committee’s presentation in London tomorrow.
The announcement of the hosts will be made by World Rugby on November 15.
South Africa last hosted the tournament in 1995, and beat the All Blacks to win the Webb Ellis Cup.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu said: “By and large, hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 would indeed present endless socio-economic development opportunities for this province. The Rugby World Cup would present the provincial government with the opportunity to showcase the province’s natural resources, a tapestry of cultures, rich history and heritage.”
Phillip Sithole, head of Durban Tourism, added: “We have hosted international visitors before and have proved that we are capable. If we win the bid, this would put Durban on the international map once again.”
If South Africa’s bid is successful, the Rugby World