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South Africa has been announced as the preferred candidate to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023.

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux says this recommendation confirms that South Africa's bid has technically been the best.

However, the endorsement does not guarantee that the tournament will automatically be held in SA.

The recommendation will now be put to a vote of the World Rugby Council on 15 November.

Read: SA has good shot at hosting 2023 Rugby World Cup, sports journos argue

39 general council members will vote in secret ballot to determine the official host.

Ireland and France are the other two countries bidding to host the international sporting event.

Also read: Why it makes financial sense for South Africa to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

We're trying to manage our expectations at the moment. There's still another hurdle. The voting process.

Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby

He explains that lobbying individual rugby unions at the this stage is not allowed by any of the competing countries.

Take a listen to him argue why SA can deliver:

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Endorsement shows SA's RWC 2023 bid the best - SA Rugby boss Jurie Roux

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