Watch: Bod Geldof Backs Ireland 2023 Bid With Powerful Presentation Video
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Arise and go.
The Ireland team bidding to host Rugby World Cup 2023 delivered a powerful presentation to the World Rugby representatives in London today and promised to deliver a ‘Tournament Like No Other’, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences throughout the world, while delivering the largest, most secure, commercial programme ever offered to World Rugby in its drive to secure rugby’s greatest prize – the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
In addition to live contributions from the likes of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Brian O’Driscoll, the presentation to World Rugby contained video support pieces from U2 and Bob Geldof.
Geldof backed the bid with a moving rendition of the WB Yeats poem ‘Lake Isle of Innisfree’, relating the power of the Irish diaspora to impact upon the growth of rugby throughout the world. Take a look below.
Bob Geldof on the impact of 70 million Irish people around the world on #Ireland2023 – They 'will arise and go' pic.twitter.com/LyYNVAolsY
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) September 25, 2017