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Alex Ferguson and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan during the Glasgow Uefa Euro 2020 Host City Logo Launch. The next European Championships will be played across 13 different countries. Photo: Getty Images

(...) qualification for next year’s World Cup in Russia, there will always be national scandals like those seen in(...)

French rugby president Bernard Laporte  in London on November  15th after France is named to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis

At the end of several World Cup 2023 bid presentations, in far-flung rugby outposts, the hosts(...)

International role:  Commercially Ireland is more akin to a trading state than a nation state.  However, playing this trading state game takes skill and vision. Photograph: Christopher Murray/Getty

(...) ... Unlike hosting the Rugby World Cup, the global economy is no longer an “all-or-nothing” game of nations(...)

Aogán Ó Fearghail during an Ireland International Rules press conference in  Perth, Australia.   Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile via Getty Images

(...) the series but for one of them.” He is speaking in a week when Ireland’s rugby world cup bid for 2023(...)

The EU Division has returned to Iveagh House and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is one of the most powerful people in the Cabinet.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

(...) was Ireland’s hapless bid for the Rugby World Cup. But its new centrality will bring more scrutiny(...)

In the run-up to the budget the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe appeared on a number of social media videos.

(...) went on videos for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid, on information about going back to school, on the(...)

Losing the Rugby World Cup bid

(...) of the IRFU and its failure to secure the Rugby World Cup for Ireland badly misses the point. What(...)

Australia’s Kurtley Beale scores a try during the Autumn International at the Principality Stadium, Photograph: PA

(...). In the 2015 World Cup we saw what Foley can do. That day against England he had time and space and he(...)

At 6’ 5” and over 135 kgs (over 21 stone), Nemani Nadolo is more than a handful for a winger. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) as Leinster fans and players will attest when he played for Montpellier in a Champions Cup match(...)

 Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has 14 players unavailable and has to convince the remainder that the All Blacks are beatable. Photograph: Craig Brough/Rueters

(...) embarrassing 40-0 Murrayfield drubbing in the 2007 World Cup, has cause to remember them with trepidation. But(...)

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