Following the official recommendation two weeks ago that the tournament should be hosted by South Africa, Ireland and France had vowed to keep fighting until the fat lady was in full voice. We've embedded the stream below but you can also click this link to access the stream directly.
Ireland is hoping to make a comeback in today's vote on who will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
World Rugby voted in London this morning and the decision was made to award the hosting of the World Cup to France.
World Rugby publicly acknowledged receipt of that behind-the scenes letter on Friday, in order to consider the matter closed.
Based on five weighted criteria, South Africa scored 78.97 percent, France 75.88, and Ireland 72.25.
South Africa, who last hosted the tournament in 1995, will be wondering what more they have to do to host it again.
South African Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has since warned the voting councillors about going against the recommendation.
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And Beaumont could yet play a role in the vote, if it's tied, as the tiebreaker.
Were the votes cast in public?
The three candidate nations will not receive a vote.
"While the scores are relatively close there was a clear margin".
South Africa was previously stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban after failing to meet commitments, but Browne questions why the reasons behind this decision were not fully addressed in the report.
How many votes do we need?