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‘Couldn’t Negotiate A Piss Up In A Brewery’ – Senator Blasts Failed World Cup Bid

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The fall-out from Ireland’s failed bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup has continued today, after yesterday’s announcement that France will stage the tournament. The Irish were the lowest ranked country in the official World Rugby recommendation last month, and yesterday received the fewest votes from the council members. Ireland were favourites throughout the process, and many stretched so far …

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South Africa’s Bid To Host The 2023 Rugby World Cup Given Major Boost

2023 CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 20: The Webb Ellis Cup on HMS Iron Duke during the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in partnership with Land Rover and DHL ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015 on August 20, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Getty Images for England Rugby 2015)

With November 15th’s impending decision on the hosts of the 2023 World Cup drawing ever closer, Ireland, France and now South Africa are putting the finishing touches to their respective bids. While Ireland are clear favourites to win the rights, France have executed several high profile stunts in recent months to drum up support. .@MikeTyson, légende du Noble Art, soutient …

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France Officials Unhappy Over Treatment By IRFU In Dublin

Ireland France Six Nations

There is a tension in the air between rugby officials in Ireland and France at present, and understandably so. With the decision for the 2023 World Cup hosting rights on the horizon, both nations are taking their bids up a notch. France have been playing their Six Nations game with the text ‘France 2023’ on their shirts. Meanwhile, Ireland responded …

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Ireland Reveal Official 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 18: A general view of the Stadium during the England Captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 18, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ireland’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been revealed today, as the IRFU have put together an impressive proposal to host the tournament. Ireland will face major opposition from South Africa, as World Rugby will be eager to return the competition to a traditional stronghold after Japan in 2019. The 12 stadiums included are dotted around the country, …

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Fitzgerald Stadium To Be Redeveloped Ahead Of Rugby World Cup Bid

Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney

Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney is set to be redeveloped, in order that it will be considered to be included in Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The venue, which currently can hold a capacity of 39,000, has hosted many famous clashes, most recently last year’s Munster Senior Football final when Kerry beat Cork after a replay. Work will …

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South Africa Out Of Running To Host 2023 Rugby World Cup

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Jesse Kriel of South Africa holds his head in his hands in dejection as the rain falls during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on October 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

And then there were three. Ireland, Italy and Argentina appear to be the only three counties left in contention to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, after the South Africa Rugby Union have been blocked from hosting international tournaments by their government. The SARU has failed to meet quotas for “transformation targets” which aim at ensuring that the 86% black majority of …

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