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In the unlikely event that the vote is a tie three ways, then South Africa will automatically go to the second round, and World Rugby president Bill Beaumont will have to eliminate either Ireland or France.

"There's a fine line between whinging and having justifiable concerns round the accuracy of what is contained in a report that World Rugby has placed so much store and weight‚" Browne told The Irish Examiner at the weekend. That invention involved William Web Ellis catching a ball during a game of football and running with it.

The second round saw France claim 24 votes to South Africa's 15 to be named hosts for a second time, after 2007.

Ireland dropped out in the first round of voting after only securing eight votes with France taking 18 and SA 13.

"They have a fiduciary responsibility at that meeting to act accordingly", Roux said.

As was to be expected, South African rugby lovers on Twitter exploded.

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There will be 39 votes cast.

"While the scores are relatively close there was a clear margin".

"There are six points where we have been placed behind South Africa, two of which are not possible", Laporte told AFP.

"As a councillor I would like to think the recommendation will be a very strong lead for everyone sitting around that table".

How many votes do we need?