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World Rugby board members have attempted to console the Ireland RWC 2023 bid team by telling them that they may have a better chance of hosting the event in 2027 should South Africa confirm their new status as host favourites in 2023 when the November 15 vote takes place.

However, the Irish have vowed to keep fighting for their 2023 hopes and they have once again reiterated their determination not to step aside, with even Taoiseach Leo Varadkar taking a swipe at the cocky South Africans.

Privately, the IRFU have been advised that they should eye up 2027 instead as by that stage it will have been 12 years since the World Cup would have been staged in Europe, which still remains the sport's largest economic market.

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World Rugby board members have attempted to console the Ireland RWC 2023 bid team by telling them that they may have a better chance of hosting the event in 2027 should South Africa confirm their new status as host favourites in 2023 when the November 15 vote takes place.

However, the Irish have vowed to keep fighting for their 2023 hopes and they have once again reiterated their determination not to step aside, with even Taoiseach Leo Varadkar taking a swipe at the cocky South Africans.

Privately, the IRFU have been advised that they should eye up 2027 instead as by that stage it will have been 12 years since the World Cup would have been staged in Europe, which still remains the sport's largest economic market.

Recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the International Federation responsible for the sport of rugby, World Rugby currently has 120 affiliated countries and territories.

Rugby Union - 15 players per team - has been featured on the Olympic programme four times: in 1900, 1908, 1920 and 1924. In Rio in 2016, Rugby Sevens will make its appearance at the Olympic Games, with both a men’s and women’s tournament.

In Rugby Sevens, each team has seven players on the pitch, as well as five substitutes. Only three of these substitutes may play during any given match. Every match, except for the final, is divided into two halves of seven minutes each, for a total of 14 minutes. Extra time can be added if needed. The final match will consist of two 10-minute halves, plus extra time if needed.

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