The national governments have to guarantee the RWC their pound of flesh in advance therefore transferring all of the risk to the taxpayer, while RWC gets to run the competition at the public’s expense. That’s just fookin bonkers. For that reason alone I’m glad we didn’t get it. International sports events are a scam to transfer wealth from the people of a country to corporate bodies attached to elite sports, with little or no tangible benefit to the host country.
SA won because their government was prepared to write the biggest cheque to RWC and for no other apparent justifiable reason.
There is plenty of form here, Fifa going to Russia and Qatar. Olympics games to Rio. All of these decisions stank and this is just the ruggerists jumping aboard the gravy train. Despicable shitehawks.