Irish Rugby Football Union's chief executive Philip Browne is confident that Ireland's history of not hosting a World Cup previously will work in their favour during the bid on the 2023 edition of the tournament.
England failed to create a world record of 19 consecutive wins when they lost to Ireland 13-9 at Aviva Stadium in the final round of Six Nations tournament on Saturday. So here is a look on their 18-match winning streak that helped them level New Zealand's record.
Iain Henderson and Johnny Sexton scored points for Ireland as they sealed a 13-9 victory over England in the final round of Six Nations 2017 at Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Here are the key points and player rankings from the encounter.
Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola and Bath wing Anthony Watson have been recalled in the starting line-up for England's final Six Nations encounter against Ireland at Aviva Stadium on Saturday as they bid to clinch the Grand Slam for second consecutive time.