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#RWC2023

# rwc2023 - Friday 26 February, 2021

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed
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# RWC2023

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed

Feb 26th 2021, 11:42 AM 11,386 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s fixtures see them finish with games against South Africa and Scotland.

# rwc2023 - Monday 14 December, 2020

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023
# Plans
# Plans

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023

Dec 14th 2020, 8:05 PM 16,831 Views 32 Comments

The four new South African franchises are set to join next year.

Another quarter-final exit? Ireland's World Cup draw isn't straightforward
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# RWC2023

Another quarter-final exit? Ireland's World Cup draw isn't straightforward

Dec 14th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,898 Views 19 Comments

New Zealand or hosts France look likely to be waiting in the quarter-finals.

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022
# Challenge
# Challenge

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022

Dec 14th 2020, 1:47 PM 6,807 Views 10 Comments

Ireland have yet to beat the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Ireland draw champion Springboks and Scotland in 2023 World Cup pool

Dec 14th 2020, 12:15 PM 35,299 Views 35 Comments

If they can get out of the pool, Ireland are set to face France or New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

# rwc2023 - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Blow for Ireland as report recommends South Africa for 2023 Rugby World Cup
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# RWC 2023

Blow for Ireland as report recommends South Africa for 2023 Rugby World Cup

Oct 31st 2017, 11:08 AM 55,902 Views 184 Comments

The Springboks look set to be on home turf for a World Cup for the first time since 1995, but a vote on 15 November will determine the final outcome.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid
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# RWC2023

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid

Mar 23rd 2017, 8:00 AM 19,068 Views 39 Comments

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne helped to host a World Rugby technical review group in recent days.

# rwc2023 - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'Transport problems' rule Semple Stadium out of venue list for Rugby World Cup 2023 bid
# No To Thurles
# No To Thurles

'Transport problems' rule Semple Stadium out of venue list for Rugby World Cup 2023 bid

Nov 16th 2016, 2:35 PM 10,821 Views 50 Comments

There’s been anger that the Thurles venue was not selected.

# rwc2023 - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

These are the 12 stadia that will make up Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid
# Grounds Of Choice
# Grounds Of Choice

These are the 12 stadia that will make up Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

Nov 15th 2016, 12:21 PM 53,877 Views 89 Comments

The venues are on a long list as the bid was officially launched this morning.

# rwc2023 - Friday 5 June, 2015

Ireland faces strong competition to host 2023 World Cup amid 'record interest'
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# RWC2023

Ireland faces strong competition to host 2023 World Cup amid 'record interest'

Jun 5th 2015, 2:56 PM 18,244 Views 26 Comments

Italy, South Africa, France and the USA will provide competition for the Irish bid.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 14 May, 2015

BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland's 2023 World Cup bid
# Bod's Bid
# Bod's Bid

BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland's 2023 World Cup bid

May 14th 2015, 12:56 PM 9,031 Views 13 Comments

Former Tánaiste and Ireland international Dick Spring will chair the board overseeing the bid.

# rwc2023 - Friday 17 April, 2015

Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup set to be challenged
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# RWC2023

Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup set to be challenged

Apr 17th 2015, 8:26 PM 9,319 Views 12 Comments

The race is hotting up for the right to host the Rugby World Cup.

# rwc2023 - Friday 6 March, 2015

Another of the Six Nations will compete with Ireland to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup
# Rivals
# Rivals

Another of the Six Nations will compete with Ireland to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Mar 6th 2015, 7:49 AM 5,839 Views 7 Comments

The Italian rugby federation yesterday underlined their intention to be in the mix for the global tournament.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 5 March, 2015

It's DC10's birthday so here are 5 times Dan Carter was a complete and utter Dan Carter
# Legend
# Legend

It's DC10's birthday so here are 5 times Dan Carter was a complete and utter Dan Carter

Mar 5th 2015, 4:36 PM 9,874 Views 4 Comments

Happy birthday, Dan!

# rwc2023 - Monday 15 December, 2014

Ireland's Rugby World Cup host bid has taken a hit after a high court decision today
# Tough Ruling
# Tough Ruling

Ireland's Rugby World Cup host bid has taken a hit after a high court decision today

Dec 15th 2014, 11:17 AM 18,606 Views 32 Comments

The planning permission for Casement Park has been refused.

# rwc2023 - Saturday 6 December, 2014

'It is very feasible' - Bid bigwig Hugo MacNeill bullish on Ireland's World Cup chances
# Nine Years Out
# Nine Years Out

'It is very feasible' - Bid bigwig Hugo MacNeill bullish on Ireland's World Cup chances

Dec 6th 2014, 8:15 AM 3,275 Views 6 Comments

The former Ireland fullback is one of the key men on Ireland’s bid team.

Playing in a World Cup on home soil would be 'special' for Ireland
# Memories
# Memories

Playing in a World Cup on home soil would be 'special' for Ireland

Dec 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 2,615 Views 5 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Paddy Jackson and Jordi Murphy may still be around if the Irish bid is successful.

# rwc2023 - Friday 5 December, 2014

Here's all you need to know about Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here's all you need to know about Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

Dec 5th 2014, 10:47 PM 30,119 Views 58 Comments

We will be waiting a long time before we find out if Ireland is hosting a World Cup.

Know your sport? Then take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Know your sport? Then take our weekly quiz

Dec 5th 2014, 2:50 PM 17,242 Views 6 Comments

How much attention were you paying to the week’s sporting events?

IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid

Dec 5th 2014, 1:29 PM 4,616 Views 18 Comments

It is likely that venues such as Croke Park, the Gaelic Grounds, Casement Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be part of the bid.

2023 vision: Tales of a turkey coma and World Cup dreams
# In Our Dreams
# In Our Dreams

2023 vision: Tales of a turkey coma and World Cup dreams

Dec 5th 2014, 11:26 AM 2,286 Views 4 Comments

A feed of stout for Fiji, Samoa in Fitzgerald Stadium and more of our wildest recurring dream.

Four countries likely to rival Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid
# Suitors To The Crown
# Suitors To The Crown

Four countries likely to rival Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

Dec 5th 2014, 11:17 AM 5,585 Views 8 Comments

We take a look at who Ireland will be battling it out with to host the 2023 tournament.

'This is something we can actually win; this is a bid to win' - Enda Kenny
# Belief
# Belief

'This is something we can actually win; this is a bid to win' - Enda Kenny

Dec 5th 2014, 11:07 AM 3,059 Views 10 Comments

There was an air of confidence as the IRFU’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was launched in Armagh.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confident over Ireland's €1.5m Rugby World Cup bid
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# RWC2023

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confident over Ireland's €1.5m Rugby World Cup bid

Dec 5th 2014, 10:01 AM 8,767 Views 38 Comments

The IRFU’s campaign to bring the global tournament to Ireland was formally launched this morning.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Are Ireland more likely to win the Rugby World Cup in 2015 or host it in 2023?
# Gamble
# Gamble

Are Ireland more likely to win the Rugby World Cup in 2015 or host it in 2023?

Dec 4th 2014, 4:58 PM 6,960 Views 18 Comments

We know where our money is going.

IRFU set to unveil All-Ireland Rugby World Cup bid
# Ireland 2023
# Ireland 2023

IRFU set to unveil All-Ireland Rugby World Cup bid

Dec 4th 2014, 3:15 PM 15,856 Views 122 Comments

The 2023 bid is set to be unveiled tomorrow morning.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Hugo MacNeill to head Irish Rugby World Cup bid
# RWC Bid
# RWC Bid

Hugo MacNeill to head Irish Rugby World Cup bid

Feb 20th 2014, 4:03 PM 5,598 Views 13 Comments

The former Irish international will chair a cross-border working group.

# rwc2023 - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Working group in place as Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid takes next step
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# RWC2023

Working group in place as Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid takes next step

Jan 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 8,332 Views 46 Comments

Ministers Varadkar and Ring met with their Northern Irish counterparts in Armagh to discuss the latest plans.

# rwc2023 - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Which Connacht stadiums could be part of the Rugby World Cup bid?
# Venues
# Venues

Which Connacht stadiums could be part of the Rugby World Cup bid?

Nov 26th 2013, 3:02 PM 16,437 Views 64 Comments

Here are the candidates from the west of the country as Ireland contemplates a bid for 2023.

# rwc2023 - Friday 22 November, 2013

Which Leinster stadiums have a chance of inclusion in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?
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# RWC2023

Which Leinster stadiums have a chance of inclusion in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?

Nov 22nd 2013, 5:30 PM 21,933 Views 67 Comments

We take a look at some of the potential candidates for Ireland to put forward as host stadia.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 21 November, 2013

South Africa set to compete against Ireland for World Cup
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# RWC2023

South Africa set to compete against Ireland for World Cup

Nov 21st 2013, 5:30 PM 16,592 Views 62 Comments

We have some tough opposition for the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

# rwc2023 - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Local people are the key to Ireland's World Cup bid -  Sebastian Coe
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Local people are the key to Ireland's World Cup bid - Sebastian Coe

Nov 19th 2013, 4:42 PM 4,418 Views 14 Comments

The man behind London 2012 has some words of advice for Leo Varadkar and the IRFU.

# rwc2023 - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU
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# RWC2023

Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU

Aug 25th 2012, 8:20 AM 4,948 Views 42 Comments

With the motion going to Congress in 2013, the GAA President is keen to point out what a successful Rugby World Cup bid would do for the country.