Can Irish Rugby World Cup lobbying pay off?

Irish bid team believes it has enough votes to eliminate France, but South Africa are confident

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
15th November, 2017
The Irish bid team are still hopeful. Pic: Getty

If you think we’re excited in Ireland about the bidding process for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, you should take a look at South Africa.

Today, in Sammy Marks Square in Pretoria, there will be a screen playing the announcement of the winning vote, which will take place at around 1pm.

On that screen the citizens of Pretoria will get the answer to the hottest question in rugby: just who will host the 2023...

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