PODCAST: Broken rules and bruised egos

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:05

Amidst claims of underhanded dealings and rules having been broken, Jan de Koning, Eugene Eloff and Tauriq Ebrahim look at the shock decision to award the 2023 World Cup to France.

We bring you the views of SARU President Mark Alexander and his CEO Jurie Roux.

Listen to the full podcast below!


WHO VOTED FOR WHO:

In the first round of voting France accumulated 18 votes, South Africa 13 and Ireland eight.

Because there was no clear majority, Ireland dropped out and in the second round of votes, France got 24 votes against the 15 of SA.

Here is how the first round of voting went:

Ireland (England - three; North America - two; Canada - one; United States - one; Oceania - one) = Eight
South Africa (Wales - three; New Zealand - three; Australia - three; Argentina - three; Oceania - one) = 13
France (Scotland - three; Italy - three; Japan - two; Asia - two; South America - two; Europe - two; Africa - two; Georgia - two; Romania - one) = 18

Here's how the second round of voting went:

South Africa (three; Wales - three; New Zealand - three; Australia - three; Argentina - three; Oceania - two; England - one) = 15
France (Scotland - three; Italy - three; Japan - two; Asia - two; South America - two; Europe - two; Africa - two; Georgia - two; Romania - one; England - two; North America - two; Canada - one; United States - one) = 24