Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid Suffers Major Blow

Written 11 months ago by Newsroom

Ireland’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has received a significant setback.

An independent evaluation report published this morning by the Rugby World Cup Board has recommended that South Africa host the event, with Ireland also falling behind France in the pecking order.

The World Rugby Council is likely to follow that recommendation when the final decision is made with a vote in London next month.