World Rugby are set to announce the successful nation to host Rugby World Cup event in 2023.
South Africa is expected to be awarded the right to host Rugby World Cup 2023 ahead of Ireland and France in London today.
"Maybe the only silver lining is that the last time the World Cup was held in France, we won it".
World Rugby's technical review group released findings last month that Ireland's bid is the weakest of the three but many are hopeful that we'll come out on top.
"But obviously I am delighted for France, they have run a World Cup before and we are really excited for the tournament".
Stransky told South African media.
France got 24 votes to South Africa's 15 in the final round of voting.
Beaumont rejected suggestions the decision made a mockery of World Rugby's process and that it was a humiliation for the organisation.
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"It was not the process which was not fair, but there were some aspects we did not find fair".
Bernard Laporte, president of the French rugby union, had publicly complained about the evaluation report, saying it was "nonsense and full of errors" and accusing World Rugby of incompetence.
Former Ulster and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris added: "Having played in New Zealand in 2011, I've seen at first-hand how special an experience a World Cup can be".
Both Roux and South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa were adamant they would bid again.
Browne, who has been in his post since 1998 and been responsible for successfully guiding Irish rugby from the amateur era to the professional world, believes though the prize is still up for grabs. Unfortunately, the disappointing thing was that Scotland and Wales didn't support us.
"However, the view of the experts and World Rugby's leadership was overturned by World Rugby Council members, who may have had other factors to take into account".
"It will be for the next generation of SA Rugby leaders to decide whether to compete for the 2027 tournament or beyond", he said. We wish them every success as they turn their attention to delivering an outstanding tournament.