November 15 will be the day when we finally know who will be hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023.
On that day, 39 votes will be cast in a secret ballot which will determine who has the honour of hosting world rugby’s showpiece event in six years time.
However, although this will ultimately determine where the World Cup will take place, tomorrow is another significant day and it should give us a good idea of who will receive the most votes on November 15.
On Tuesday, World Rugby will publicly announce their recommendation, based on an independent analysis, of who should host the tournament.
The assessment takes into consideration finance, infrastructure and stadia among other criteria.
The analysis or assessment, has beeb performed by 10 World Rugby, relevant-area managers and independent area experts. They have assessed all three bids with inputs from functional experts.
Furthermore, The Sports Consultancy, a London-based sports business consultancy firm who are experts in independently assessing host cities, venues and the management of major events, will assess each manager’s evaluation to ensure that all candidates have had the same criteria applied equally and fairly.
World Rugby will announce the findings of this assessment tomorrow and although it doesn’t determine who will host the tournament, World Rugby recommend that the voters should “take the Evaluation Commission’s recommendation into consideration,” when decided on who they should vote for.
Those who will vote on November 15 are: Australia (3 votes), England (3), New Zealand (3), Scotland (3), Wales (3), Italy (3), Argentina (3), Canada (1), Japan (2), Georgia (1), Romania (1), USA (1), Asia Rugby (2), Oceania Rugby (2), Rugby Africa (2), Rugby Americas North (2), Rugby Europe (2), Sudamerica Rugby (2).