How does the 2023 World Cup hosting vote work?
Last Updated: 14/11/17 5:02pm
The 2023 Rugby World Cup host will be announced at 1pm on Wednesday, but how does the voting process work? We've broken it down for you...
There are 39 votes to cast, which means we could end up with one nation having the majority, two nations tied with the most votes, or a three-way tie.
If any nation gets a simple majority (20 votes) in the first round of voting, they will be the confirmed host of the 2023 World Cup.
If two of the nations are tied with the most votes after the first round, there will be a second round of voting, with only those two countries in the second round. The winner of the second round of voting would then be confirmed as host.
If all three nations have the same amount of votes after the first round, there will be a second round.
South Africa would progress automatically to the second round as World Rugby's preferred candidate, with France and Ireland first going through a preliminary vote to see who would go up against South Africa in the second round.
The winner of the second round of voting would then be confirmed as host.
Here is a breakdown of the 39 votes:
|New Zealand||3 votes|
|Asia Rugby||2 votes|
|Oceania Rugby||2 votes|
|Rugby Africa||2 votes|
|Rugby Americas North||2 votes|
|Rugby Europe||2 votes|
|Sudamerica Rugby||2 votes|
Stay tuned on the Sky Sports website on Wednesday to find out who will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and be sure to watch the Offload on Facebook Live at 7.30pm on Wednesday night as Stuart Barnes joins Rupert Cox to discuss the voting process as well as the host nation