19/11/2013

Govt Consider Rugby World Cup 2023 Bid

The Government is considering launching a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar has said.

It is understood that the government has been considering the bid for the past year, with a plan to host games on both sides of the border.

Mr Varadker is understood to be seeking approval for the bid from Cabinet colleagues today (Tuesday).

At an Internation Rugby Board conference, Mr Varadker is reported to have said that he thinks Ireland is "very well placed" to host the Rugby World Cup, with the initial response from TDs and government colleagues "hugely enthusiastic".

(MH/CD)

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