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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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Champions Cup Final To Take Place In Bilbao Next Year

Champions Cup BILBAO, SPAIN - APRIL 07: A general view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at San Mames Stadium on April 7, 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

All roads lead to Edinburgh in this year’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions. The home of Scottish Rugby will host the two showpiece events. In recent years, the finals have taken place in some European rugby strongholds, such as the Aviva Stadium, Twickenham and the Principality Stadium. However, the EPCR are now set to break new ground with the …

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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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