Rugby World Cup 2023

Plenty to ponder for Rassie Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus confirmed as new Springboks coach

By Marisa Kennedy / March 1, 2018 /

South Africa have confirmed that Rassie Erasmus as their new head coach, combined with his role as Director of Rugby. The former head of Munster Rugby has signed a contract until the end of the 2023 World Cup. BREAKING! Rassie Erasmus will spearhead a streamlined but experienced Springbok management team until the end of the…

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Reaction – Ireland secure just 8 votes from 39 as France win the bid to host the 2023 World Cup

By Luke Liddy / November 15, 2017 /

France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after being named the winner of a secret World Rugby council ballot in London on Wednesday. Ireland secured just 8 votes in the first round of voting, in comparison to 18 for France and South Africa’s 13, and were eliminated. France then won the head-to-head against South…

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World Rugby reportedly not 100% decided on South Africa after initial report for 2023 World Cup

By Diarmaid Scannell / November 15, 2017 /

The final decision is set to be made today On what is a sad day for Irish sport after the hammering of Martin O’Neil’s side last night, there is a possibility that today could become even more disappointing with the vote to decide who will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup to take place. World…

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Ireland’s World Cup bid scuppered as South Africa named preferred option

By Raffaele Rocca / October 31, 2017 /

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid dealt huge blow as South Africa is named preferred option by Rugby World Cup Board. Ireland’s chances of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup look to have evaporated after the World Rugby decided against endorsing the all-island bid today. The drawn out technical appraisal indicted South Africa as the preferred…

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WATCH: Bob Geldof stars in Ireland 2023 Rugby World Cup campaign video

By Diarmaid Scannell / September 25, 2017 /

Geldof is one of many famous Irish faces used in the campaign to try and get the rights for the competition The boomtown rats lead singer has been drafted in to help Ireland’s bid to host the Rugby World Cup in a very nice clip talking about Irish exile’s across the globe and the influence…

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Paul O'Connell at Thomond Park

IRFU launch video promoting stadia for 2023 bid

By Raffaele Rocca / March 23, 2017 /

Sporting Legends get behind Ireland’s venues for the 2023 World Cup bid. Limerick’s Paul O’Connell, Brian O’Driscoll, Bernard Brogan and Phillip Matthews feature in stadium showcase for Ireland’s 2023 World Cup Bid. The video features O’Connell and Co previewing their memories of Thomond Park, Croke Park, Landsdowne Road and Ravenhill.   It is not of…

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