Ireland's RWC chairman writes letter to Rugby Council urging them to ignore evaluation report

Ireland's RWC chairman writes letter to Rugby Council urging them to ignore evaluation report

The chairman of Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid has written a letter to the World Rugby Council members urging them to ignore the results of the evaluation report.

Ireland's bid was seen as the worst of the three countries, handing them a major blow in their hopes of hosting the event for the first time.

However Dick Spring has expressed his shock at the findings, saying the approach by the technical review group was "narrow, operational and theoretical".

He's also questioned Ireland's results in the areas of security as well as cities and stadia.

He has called on the council members to look beyond the recommendation of South Africa, when they vote on a winner on Wednesday week.

More on this topic

Amateur players must wait as IRFU outline return to rugby detailsAmateur players must wait as IRFU outline return to rugby details

Simon Zebo desperate as ever to land that elusive European titleSimon Zebo desperate as ever to land that elusive European title

Irish provinces enter three-week summer break hoping for PRO14 clarityIrish provinces enter three-week summer break hoping for PRO14 clarity

Rugby clubs meeting to discuss IRFU's return to play roadmapRugby clubs meeting to discuss IRFU's return to play roadmap


More in this Section

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident Man Utd are ready to pick up where they left offOle Gunnar Solskjaer confident Man Utd are ready to pick up where they left off

Dalo & Quirke Podcast: A landmark day for the country and GAA, but many questions still to answerDalo & Quirke Podcast: A landmark day for the country and GAA, but many questions still to answer

Munster fans showing support by waiving right to a refundMunster fans showing support by waiving right to a refund

GAA to restart with 11-week club window as roadmap revealed for return to actionGAA to restart with 11-week club window as roadmap revealed for return to action


Lifestyle

Throw all the veg you’ve got into this easy dish.Jack Monroe’s recalibration supper recipe

In a time when our shopping and cooking needs to be efficient and easy, we are bringing back our One List, Five Meals recipe pages.Michelle Darmody's One list, Five meals

What is the future of fashion and how will the ‘high street’ look when this is all over? Corina Gaffey asks those in the knowThe future of fashion: How the crisis will impact the retail industry and what we wear

Surveying the global market, Des O’Sullivan says when the going gets tough, the tough get goingHow art world is putting changed times in picture

More From The Irish Examiner