South Africa boss urges Australia to take ‘extreme caution’ in Cup bid


“We ran a vigorous, transparent process for 15 months and the last two weeks everything became opaque.”

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In December, RA announced its intention to bid to host the 2027 instalment, but Roux warned the Australian governing body to be wary, given what happened to South Africa.

“As Ireland and ourselves can attest, the expense and potential disappointment of running the race and not being successful make it an exercise to be entered into with extreme caution,” Roux said.

“The World Rugby Council remains the authority to determine the host nation of World Rugby events and that should remain sharply in focus for bidding nations. There are a number of delivery hurdles to be cleared by bidding nations, but history has proved that those are not the deciding factors in this process as the…

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