I haven't seen a specific thread on this, despite searching, but please merge if there is one and I have put it in Cand C because it transcends sport!
But today is an important milestone as our high powered team including Leo, Phil Browne of The IRFU, The GAA President and Garda Niamh Briggs and of course BOD, are making a 30 minute presentation to The Rugby World Council with a Q and afterwards.
Apparently it has been strongly emphasised that it is an All Ireland bid, the stadia (thanks to The GAA in no small way) will be ready and it will be backed by over 200 Million.
My understanding is that for all sorts of reasons, our competitors, France and South Africa in rugby terms are in deep shyte and both have already hosted it.
Apparently, Young Macron, won't be turning up for their bid!
This is the biggest event we could hold on our own so let's be having it!
The decision is taken in November.
Boner and ex Blackrock Boy, Bob The Gob have sent messages to the decision makers to support the bid also!
I suppose the major risk is Dickie Spring is the bid chairperson!
Rugby World Cup: Ireland submits bid for 2023 tournament - BBC Sport
Theresa May has backed Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup
Ireland 2023 | Home
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Ireland 2023 will capture the imagination of the world. We promise to stage a Rugby World Cup full of Irish spirit and commercial success, that will help drive rugby's global momentum.