In an interview with RTE Radio rugby correspondent Michael Corcoran, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by the summer tour to USA and Japan and he also looked ahead to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool Draw next month.
Last week Ireland's 2023 bid to host the Rugby World Cup was showcased as part of a two-day visit from World Rugby. GAA stars Bernard Brogan and Henry Shefflin were in Croke Park to showcase Europe's third largest stadium.
The World Rugby Technical Review Group visited Dublin for two days last week as part of the ongoing assessment of the #Ireland2023 bid to host the Rugby World Cup. Take a look back over the visit as excitement for Ireland's bid builds.
A powerful alliance of President Michael D. Higgins, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Minister For Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD, Irish sporting bodies, both North and South Government agencies, politicians and Irish sports and business people came together over the past two days to make a compelling case to the World Rugby Technical Review Group for Ireland to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
The World Rugby Hall of Fame was officially launched today in Rugby, England, following a star-studded grand opening in the town and induction of 12 more greats of the game, including former Ireland centre and captain Brian O'Driscoll.
Dick Spring, Chairman of Ireland's RWC 2023 Bid Oversight Board, and Bid Ambassador Brian O'Driscoll speak about their excitement at officially launching Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. #Ireland2023
The Chairman of Ireland's RWC 2023 Bid Oversight Board, Dick Spring, today formally announced Ireland's entry into the 'Candidate' phase of the selection process to determine the host for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.