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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# RWC 2023

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# Road to France
'It certainly gets you thinking about next steps': Farrell hopes to face 'Boks ahead of 2023 showdown
Farrell has brought about a transition in Ireland’s international side and the sight of the ‘Boks at the end of the cycle makes his task all the tougher.
# RWC 2023
Ireland's World Cup bid: 'We don't think we were holed below the waterline. That's why we will keep battling'
Philip Browne vows to fight until the last possible minute ahead of Wednesday’s 2023 vote.
# RWC 2023
As Ireland and France pick holes, World Rugby boss says 2023 report 'stands up to any scrutiny'
“There’s a vote to come and we’ll see what happens with that.”
# the race goes on
IRFU reiterates Taoiseach's defiant message - the Ireland 2023 bid is still alive
“Ireland’s team will compete to the final whistle as we bid to turn our historic bid plans into reality.”
# south africa 2023
Ireland 2023 team vow to continue campaigning despite being ranked third in hosting suitability
‘Our team will compete to the final whistle,” says Dick Spring, chairman of the Ireland 2023 oversight committee.
# RWC 2023
Blow for Ireland as report recommends South Africa for 2023 Rugby World Cup
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.
# Ireland 2023
Theresa May has backed Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with the British Prime Minister in London today, following Ireland’s presentation to host the RWC 2023.
# ready for the world
Signed, sealed, delivered: Ireland's RWC 2023 bid brought to World Rugby with no shortage of fanfare
Bids from South Africa and France were also handed over. We don’t want them to win.
# RWC 2023
BOD, Paulie, Brogan and Matthews will convince you that Ireland is ready for the Rugby World Cup
Party in our gaff in 2023 – and the world is invited.
# RWC 2023
Wales won't cash in historic claim to 20% of Ireland's Rugby World Cup profits
It’s good news for Ireland’s 2023 bid – and good news for World Cup organisers.
# Room to improve
Big chance for GAA to upgrade stadia if Ireland's RWC 2023 bid is successful
There are 8 GAA stadiums currently on the long list.
# RWC 2023
Tipp GAA chief can see reason behind Semple Stadium omisson from Ireland's RWC bid
The Thurles venue did not make the long list at the recent launch.
# welcome anytime
'This place is special': Lam open to return to Ireland, maybe even at the 2023 World Cup
The Samoan thinks the 2023 tournament will definitely be here.
# soughtafter property
All-Ireland final must move if Croke Park hosts opening match of 2023 RWC
Who’s up for a couple of August GAA deciders?
# RWC 2023
Tipperary TDs are raging over 'incomprehensible' Semple Stadium World Cup snub
Iconic Thurles venue was not included on the long list of 12 grounds announced yesterday.
'It is probably the biggest tournament we're capable of hosting' - O'Driscoll
Brian O’Driscoll has been helping out with Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid.
# out standing
IRFU hope to keep World Cup prices down with terraces and €15 tickets
IRFU chief Philip Browne wants to avoid temporary seating if Ireland win the right to host the 2023 tournament.
# RWC 2023
'We're ready to create something unforgettable': Liam Neeson video launches World Cup bid
Decision on World Cup hosts due in November 2017.
# rival bid
World Rugby expects 'no obstacle' from South African government on RWC 2023 bid
The South African government had promised to ban the SARU from hosting the tournament, which Ireland are also vying for.
# Green Light
It's official: Ireland is one of three countries in the running to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup
France and South Africa are also in contention.
Rivals in Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid, South Africa's 2023 hopes are in jeopardy
Racial goals have not been met.
# Rugby World Cup
Ireland's 2023 RWC bid already has 40% of the vote, says Spring
But World Rugby’s voting panel could be expanded this year.
South Africa are now an official rival for Ireland in 2023 World Cup bid
The SARU are hoping persistence pays off as they enter the bidding for the fourth straight tournament.
# Best Laid Plans
High Court blow for the Rugby World Cup bid (but don't worry, all is not lost)
Organisers committed to vision for a world class Casement Park despite today’s ruling.
# In Our Dreams
2023 vision: Tales of a turkey coma and World Cup dreams
A feed of stout for Fiji, Samoa in Fitzgerald Stadium and more of our wildest recurring dream.
# Ireland 2023
IRFU set to unveil All-Ireland Rugby World Cup bid
The 2023 bid is set to be unveiled tomorrow morning.
# RWC 2023?
NZ Rugby World Cup organiser urges Irish bid to make full use Killarney and other tourist hotspots
Martin Snedden believes that having Fitzgerald Stadium broadcast world wide would leave a lasting imprint on audiences.
# Dream Big
Varadkar: Ireland has 50/50 chance of staging World Cup but South Africa a threat
The Sports Minister was speaking about the 2023 competition on Off The Ball.
# RWC Bid
Hugo MacNeill to head Irish Rugby World Cup bid
The former Irish international will chair a cross-border working group.
# RWC 2023?
With a name like Chicago Doyle, you know this 10-year-old is gonna be class
Move over Indiana Jones, this kid is the business.
# venues
Which Connacht stadiums could be part of the Rugby World Cup bid?
Here are the candidates from the west of the country as Ireland contemplates a bid for 2023.
# back the bid
What Ulster stadiums could be considered as a RWC 2023 venue?
Fiji are gonna freak when they see Breffni Park.
# RWC2023
Which Leinster stadiums have a chance of inclusion in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?
We take a look at some of the potential candidates for Ireland to put forward as host stadia.
# venues
What Munster stadiums could be included in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?
Where should the games be played if Ireland end up hosting the event in 10 years time?
# RWC 2023?
GAA wanted to 'put the country first' by backing 2023 World Cup bid
“If we wanted to, we could have killed it, but we wanted to put the country first,” says GAA President Liam O’Neill.
# RWC 2023?
GAA ready to back 2023 Rugby World Cup bid
The association have agreed to discuss the issue at congress, a move which allows the IRFU continue its feasibility study.
# RWC 2023?
Varadkar open to Rugby World Cup bid
Minister Leo Varadkar says that he would support discussions on a bid to bring the 2023 Rugby World Cup to these shores.