Next summer, Peter O’Mahony, Rob Kearney and Tadhg Furlong are all out of contract. As the speculations are growing that captain of Munster Peter O’Mahony could go with teammate Simon Zebo in and will move abroad, we thought of getting a look at players in the team whose current deals with the club is running out in the next summer.
According to reports, O’Mahony is in discussions with English and French clubs after he rejected the offer of the extension of his contract from the IRFU, which would keep him at the club by the end of the World Cup 2019. Continue reading “Stars Out Of Contract”
Ireland was hoping to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, but their hopes have now been dashed. There was a comprehensive technical review done and as a result of that the World Rugby organization has endorsed the opportunity to South Africa instead of others who bid. Explanation for the choice is provided as there are several parameters on which each bidding country is rated. As per these evaluation factors the final decision is taken.
There are several reasons as to why Ireland’s bid fell unsuccessfully. Every nation is rated as per five criteria which carry weightages. These comprise of factors like tournament structure – 20%, commercials and commitment – 35%, tournament structure and organization – 5%, host cities and venues – 30%, hosting and vision – 10%. Ireland rated last in all criteria except in tournament vision factor where they came second to France. Continue reading “Ireland Lose World Cup Bid”
The World Cup schedule for the 2019 Rugby tournament has been announced and from the looks of it, Ireland will have good opportunities to work with. As per the schedule Scotland and Ireland will play the opening game.
There will be a game with Japan six days after that. There are two other opponent teams who will play with Ireland in Pool A. As per the fixtures Ireland will commence playing on September 22nd which will be followed by a game with Japan; Ireland will then play in Europe and then there would be a game with the playoff winner. Among these teams, Europe 1 is ranked as the highest after Georgia as per their rankings and performance in the Rugby Europe Championship. Continue reading “World Cup Schedule For Ireland”