Ireland 2023 team to submit Rugby World Cup bid today

France and South Africa are also looking to host the tournament

BY Daniel Kelly 10:55 Thursday 1 June 2017, 10:55 1 Jun 2017

Philip Browne, CEO of the IRFU, Brian O'Driscoll, Bid Ambassador and Dick Spring, Chairman of Ireland's RWC 2023 Bid Oversight Board. Mandatory Credit Β©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Ireland 2023 bid team are to deliver their bid to host the Rugby World Cup in six years time to World Rugby offices this afternoon.

Ireland are one of three countries bidding to host the event, and face competition from South Africa and France. The winner will be announced later this year.

Over 100 children from different schools and rugby clubs around the country will be part of the presentation. They will be joined by Dick Spring, Chairman of Ireland's Bid Oversight Board and Bid Ambassador Brian O'Driscoll

Representatives of all of Ireland's national teams, a Choir and the 2023 Bid Kid Alex Place as Ireland's submission for the 2023 Rugby World Cup makes it way from the Aviva Stadium to the World Rugby Headquarters on Pembroke Street.
The children will lead a 2023 open top bus on a route to World ruby offices, starting at the Aviva Stadium at 2:30pm.

The route will up Lansdowne Road (2:35pm), Pembroke Road (2:40pm), Baggot Street (2:45pm) and arrive onto Pembroke Street Lower around 3pm, where the submission will be handed to World Rugby by Alex Place, Dick Spring and Brian O'Driscoll.


GALLERY: The Lions arrive in New Zealand

08:21 Wednesday 31 May 2017 2 Minute Read

Jamie Heaslip wants Irish Lions to savour the "unique" experience

14:05 Wednesday 31 May 2017 4 Minute Read

Flawless Nadal and Djokovic win in straight sets again

17:00 Wednesday 31 May 2017 1 Minute Read

Police release dashcam footage of Tiger Woods arrest

08:18 Thursday 1 June 2017 1 Minute Read
Off The Ball


The very best bits of Off The Ball delivered every week