Pitching to the world

Pitching to the world
Brian O'Driscoll, Enda Kenny and Dick Spring launched Ireland's bid for the rugby world cup back in 2015

There have been blows to the French bid, but the biggest danger to Ireland's bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup could come from South Africa, writes Rob Harnett

When the book comes to be written of how Ireland won the right to host the Rugby World Cup of 2023 much will be said of how a team of individuals came together every week on the fourth floor of the IRFU's Headquarters on Lansdowne Road to plot, plan, tease and secure the 20 votes needed when the count is taken on November 15.

They have brought together the kind of detailed knowledge of personalities, politics and mood...

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