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Ireland Fans Distraught At Losing 2023 Rugby World Cup Recommendation

Ireland 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid Presentation Preparation, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/9/2017 Finishing touches - Dick Spring (Ireland 2023 Bid Chairman) presents Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Brian O’Driscoll with Ireland 2023 ties and tie-pins as they go through the final preparations for tomorrow’s crucial Rugby World Cup bid presentation to World Rugby, in London. Ireland will propose a ‘tournament like no other, full or Irish spirit and commercial success’. The Ireland bid team are confident that their bid is the most lucrative and secure ever presented for a Rugby World Cup, with support and guarantees from the governments of Ireland and Northern Ireland offering an unsurpassable opportunity for World Rugby to host the 2023 tournament to another first time host. Pictured (L-R) Brian O'Driscoll, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dick Spring (Ireland 2023 Bid Chairman) Mandatory Credit ©

World Rugby has dealt a major blow to Ireland’s hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup by recommending a rival bid from South Africa. Although the recommendation is just that, a recommendation, it does carry a significant amount of weight when it comes to the actual voting process on November 15th. The news, understandably, was met with bitter disappointment …

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Twitter Reacts As Leinster Comfortably Overcome Ulster In Pro 14

Leinster travelled to the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on Saturday evening to take on Ulster and the visitors came away with a 25-10 victory.  The win sends Leinster top of the PRO14, at least temporarily. It was a night where Rory Best made his 200th senior cap for Ulster, becoming only the fourth player from the province to do so. …

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Munster See Red As Connacht Emerge Victorious From Tensely Fought Derby

Full-Time: Connacht 20 – 16 Munster You may have forgotten that there was a game of rugby on Friday night between Connacht and Munster at the Sportsground in Galway. Much of the attention this week has been on off-the-field rugby matters with Simon Zebo’s departure and subsequent omission from the Ireland squad dominating headlines. This was further exasperated by the …

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