Stransky lashes out at World Rugby's 'old boys club"'

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  • Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017

Rugby Union - Richmond v Leicester 26/1/99 Allied Dunbar Premiership Mandatory Credit : Action Images / Andy Budd Joel Stransky - Leicester

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Former South Africa flyhalf Joel Stransky has labelled World Rugby an “old boys club” and questioned the process to select the 2023 World Cup hosts after France were surprisingly handed the staging rights in London on Wednesday.

South Africa had been unanimously recommended by the Rugby World Cup Board to host the tournament after an extensive evaluation of the three bidders, which also included Ireland, but lost a World Rugby Council vote 24-15 to France after the Irish dropped out in the first round.

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