Ireland lodge bid to host Rugby World Cup

Ireland have officially lodged a bid to host the 2023 International Cup alongside France, Italy and South Africa.

The 4 unions involved submitted their bid packages beforehand of Thursday’s deadline, World Rugby has showed.
The 2023 bid has been lodged with World Rugby
Ireland, at the side of their three bid rivals, completed their bid questionnaire, outlining specific information regarding key criteria for web hosting the occasion.

An assertion from Global Rugby examine: “The technique to identify the host of one of the Global’s largest carrying occasions kicked off remaining yr and now moves to a key data-accumulating degree on the street to confirmation of the host union through the arena Rugby Council in November 2017.”

“The applicant submissions will now be evaluated by using an International Rugby Technical Assessment Institution.

“The results of the assessment may be independently assessed to make certain an honest and consistent method. Candidates that meet the standards outlined will pass to the candidate phase on 1 November 2016. The Rugby International Cup 2023 host could be decided on in November 2017.”
Of the 4 international locations hoping to degree the match in seven years time, the handiest Eire and Italy have in no way previously been hosts. South Africa held it in 1995 and France in 2007.

Applicants that meet the criteria for evaluation will circulate to the candidate segment on 1 November earlier than the success bid is introduced in November 2017.

The applicant submissions are to be evaluated via an International Rugby technical Evaluate Group and the outcome of the evaluation will then be independently assessed to make certain a truthful and regular technique.


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The Irish Rugby Soccer Union confirmed in 2014 they were placing collectively an all-Ireland bid to stage the event, revealing that their plans might be underpinned by using the Northern Ireland Government and Irish Government.

“We are delighted by means of the sturdy stage of significant hobby from unions and governments, which certainly underscores the giant website hosting appeal of Rugby Global Cup as a low-investment, low-threat, excessive-go back economic, social and sporting driver,” Global Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said.

“Notable occasions are constructed on robust partnerships and this technique represents a main milestone inside the making plans and coaching phase for unions and helping Authorities groups who intend to bid for Rugby International Cup 2023.

“We welcome further speak with all parties because the process progresses to the candidate phase and we retain the manner to confirm our next host.”

GAA grounds such as Croke Park are to be part of the IRFU’s International cup bid and games could be staged on the Association’s venues if the it‘s miles a success.