Yesterday, we had the great news that Ireland would host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017. Today, steps have been taken to ensure we have the best possible chance of getting the men's version in 2023.
The IRFU have announced the team who will be charged with bringing the tournament to these shores. Dick Spring, Hugo MacNeill and GAA Director General Páraic Duffy all take up positions on the board but the most recognisable name is one Brian O'Driscoll.
Brian O'Driscoll, the world's most capped international rugby player, has been appointed to the board with the title of Bid Ambassador.
All our hopes are in your hands Brian, no pressure.
Delighted to be part of Ireland's 2023 RWC Bid Board. Hopefully a great opportunity to showcase the best of Ireland.
— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) May 14, 2015