Irish Government Reaffirms Its Commitment To Ireland 2023 Bid
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The Irish government reaffirmed its absolute commitment to Ireland 2023 bid at a meeting held yesterday.
Ireland finished last in World Rugby’s report evaluating the three potential hosts, with the sport’s governing body recommending South Africa host the showpiece event.
The Irish Government noted however, that the report acknowledged the quality of Ireland’s bid and its ability to stage a successful event in 2023. The report clearly stated that “any of the three candidates could host a successful Rugby World Cup.”
Along with the Irish Rugby Football Union, and the Bid Oversight Board, the Irish Government says will continue to make the case for the Irish bid until the final vote takes place on Wednesday, November 15.
The Irish Government also noted that it been informed by the Bid Oversight Board that the IRFU have reservations about a number of important aspects of the evaluation report. These concerns will be pursued by the IRFU with its counterparts in World Rugby.