Cross-Border Bid For RWC To Be Launched

Ireland is reportedly set to unveil its bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

According to reports, details will be revealed tomorrow, when IRFU officials will meet with Government representatives north and south of the border.

Over the last 10 months, both administrations have been involved in a preliminary assessment exercise to determine the feasibility of submitting an official bid.

It is understood that a cross-border working group examining the issue is expected to be given the green light to submit its bid tomorrow.

The all-Ireland bid could see a number of stadiums used in the countries including Thomond Park in Limerick, Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, as well as Croke Park.

Next year's Rugby World Cup will be hosted by England, with Japan hosting the event in 2019.


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