Saturday 25 March 2017

Lise Hand: Out with the troika, in with the tries if Leo gets plan between the posts

Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Leo Varadkar at the Ballsbridge Hotel yesterday for the International Rugby Board conference. Mark Condren
Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Leo Varadkar at the Ballsbridge Hotel yesterday for the International Rugby Board conference. Mark Condren

Will the skyline be dotted with cranes? Would Bertie finally get his Bowl?

THERE were a lot of sick parrots leaving the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night. But the grisly post-mortem by bereft alickadoos as to how the rugby lads had been hammered by the Aussies was interrupted by some unexpected good news from Leo Varadkar.

For it transpires that the Government is likely to put together a bid for Ireland to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 – and not in conjunction with any of our British neighbours, but our very own bid to host the whole shebang.

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