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Failed Bid To Host 2023 Rugby World Cup Cost Irish Rugby Football Union, Taxpayers $3.8M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 17 / 17

The Irish Rugby Football Union and "governments north and south were left counting the cost of Ireland's failure" to secure the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to Ruaidhri O'Connor of the IRISH INDEPENDENT. Between them, they invested €3.25M ($3.8M) into securing the tournament. IRFU ...

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