Irish Rugby today submitted the 990-page bid document that details Ireland’s pitch to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Among the reasons Ireland’s committee feel they have a string bid is the government support, and the availability and suitability of iconic stadiums set in the heart of cities and towns.
They’ve promised a tournament "like no other, full of Irish spirit, that will capture the imagination of the world and help to drive Rugby's global momentum.”
The Candidature File is a detailed document in which the Irish bid team outline the attributes they have a host for the Rugby World Cup in 2023, including all the key Government commitments required by World Rugby.
Reports earlier suggested emergency legislation would need to be rushed through the Dail on the advice of the Attorney General in order to complete the bid.
IRFU CEO Philip Browne says that will have no negative impact on their bid:
“Not at all we’ve had tremendous support from the government north and south.
“The form of guarantees was received relatively recently and obviously in order to put those guarantees into effect it will require legislation.
“I see it as a entirely positive thing in many ways, it really copper fastens the government support and the support of the nation for this bid and for hosting the tournament.”