Pitching to the world

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

25th September, 2017
Pitching to the world
Brian O'Driscoll, Enda Kenny and Dick Spring launched Ireland's bid for the rugby world cup back in 2015

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Tom Maguire: Tax changes we make now could help business for years

More Business Tom Maguire 10 months ago

The Daily Briefing

The Daily Briefing