South Africa missed out on the 2023 tournament despite recommendations from World Rugby's board.
World Rugby has recommended the 1995 hosts over France and Ireland.
The All Black legend's two sons were on hand as France presented its case to host the tournament.
The French government is willing to fork out NZ$253 million to secure the hosting rights.
To celebrate their world cup win, the New Zealanders gave their fans a send-off to remember.
New Zealand have won the Women's Rugby World Cup thanks to a magnificent second-half performance.
A pool clash with the Springboks could inspire world cup according to Steve Hansen.
Ireland has released a video highlighting their bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, narrated by Northern Irish Hollywood actor Liam Neeson.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants to build a $1 billion stadium on the Auckland waterfront, calling Eden Park a "white elephant" that should perhaps be sold.
Italy withdrew its application last week after failing to gain government support for staging the event.
Ireland have bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup alongside France, Italy and South Africa.
Two brothers caught in a 2011 Rugby World Cup ticket scalping scheme will have to serve their sentences after the Court of Appeal ruled against them.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph didn't hide his All Blacks ambitions after announcing he had signed to coach Japan at the end of the Super Rugby season.
England captain Chris Robshaw says some salient advice from former All Blacks skipper Sean Fitzpatrick helped ease the pain of his team's premature exit from the Rugby World Cup.
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