In a year that saw Rugby World Cups across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, it was a tough call for the Irish Rugby Union to make.
While it could have gone either way with the tournament being held in Ireland, it went to Ireland, which has the largest population of rugby players and players who are passionate about the sport, and that was where the decision was made to go all-out.
Ireland’s Rugby World cup will be played at Lansdowne Road, Lansdownen, Dublin.
The first two teams to win their respective competitions will be invited to play each other in the first round of the Rugby World Championship.
Ireland will be competing in the Rugby Championship alongside a host of other nations including Australia, England, France, South Africa and Wales.
It is a huge step for Ireland to make this move to host the 2019 Rugby World Championships.
It will also bring an incredible opportunity for Irish rugby players to test themselves against world-class competition.
The decision to go into this tournament was made with a great deal of thought, deliberation and a great sense of the impact it could make for Ireland.
We are very pleased that the competition has been approved by the IRFU, it is a great honour to be part of the team.
I can’t think of a better time to host a Rugby World championship, especially at such a significant time for Irish sport.
The Irish Rugby Football Union, or IRFU has also revealed the final two teams will be announced soon.
Irish Rugby Football League, which is based in Limerick, will host the competition in 2021, while the Irish Super Rugby, based in Galway, will play the tournament in 2022.