Connacht to play Ireland in the 2017 World Cup final
Connacht have confirmed they will host the 2017 Rugby World Cup finals in Ireland in June 2019.
Speaking at a press conference at their base in Dublin, the Connacht CEO said the tournament will be held in Dublin.
“The Connacht Rugby World Club has confirmed it will be hosting the 2017 Connacht World Cup Final on June 6th, 2019.
We are excited about this new and exciting challenge and look forward to welcoming fans to the city of Dublin,” the statement read.”
We have an incredible and growing fan base, and we want to provide the best possible experience for the Irish rugby community.”
The announcement came as Ireland’s top-ranked side beat England in the quarter-finals.
It will be the second time Connacht and the All Blacks have played each other since the tournament opened in 2008.
“In the coming weeks we will be able to share more details about the Connachans new plans to host the 2019 World Cup Finals,” the club said.
“With so much to look forward too, we are looking forward to making this announcement.”
The All Blacks will play the reigning champions New Zealand in Dublin in June, with a home game against Italy at Eden Park in December.