Irish eyes are smiling as they head to Rugby World Cup 2023 as Grand Slam winners

With a history reaching as far back as 1883 the Six Nations Championship has seen its fair share of drama and excitement across the decades. The conclusion of the 2023 championship has written another chapter in that story, the oldest international rugby tournament in the world, as Ireland dominated the headlines by lifting the Guinness Six Nations trophy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton lifts the Guinness Six Nations trophy. 

Undefeated, Grand Slam and Triple Crown winners. Facts that highlight Ireland's supremacy which pushed last year's Grand Slam winners France into the runners up spot in the final table. Ireland scored a total of 20 tries, conceded 6 only and racked up a total of 151 points in their five matches. Three of which were played away from Dublin. All of which cemented their place as the number one ranked team in the world.

The Six Nations also produced other trophy winners. Scotland lifted the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham after beating the auld enemy England. The Millennium Trophy was raised by Ireland on the final Saturday of the championship, defeating England on home soil to extend Friday's St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Centenary Quaich crossed back across the Irish Sea after Ireland's victory over Scotland in Edinburgh, whilst France beat Italy in Rome to lift the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy. France also won in Paris against the Scots to pick up the Auld Alliance Trophy. On Scottish soil the home nation beat Italy to lift the Cuttitta Cup and at an emotionally charged Murrayfield the Scots raised the Doddie Weir Cup after a convincing win over the Welsh.

Scotland's Van de Merwe with one of the tries of the Six Nations Championship against England at Twickenham in the Calcutta Cup match.

The trophy they all desire though is the Webb Ellis Cup.

Although the 2024 Six Nations fixtures have been released the attention of the northern hemisphere sides now turns to Rugby World Cup 2023. For their southern hemisphere counterparts, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the reigning world champions South Africa, the Rugby Championship in July awaits before they all travel for the ultimate prize in rugby which runs from Friday 8th September to Saturday 28th October.

Who will lift the famous Webb Ellis trophy on Saturday 28th October in Paris?

The twenty participating nations are not the only ones planning on travelling to France. Demand for general admission tickets has been unprecedented with all matches sold out in 2022. Tickets available via the official re-sale platform, which was launched in January 2023, are few and far between. However, official hospitality with gold category tickets is available.

There are different tiers of hospitality to suit all budgets but always with an emphasis on French elegance and style. From Webb Ellis & Du Manoir in the luxury category to Le Village & Brennus that both offer a premium experience. There is also a new concept in the shape of Rugby House (download the brochure below).

As the exclusive international Official Hospitality Agent, DAIMANI is the only place to book the widest variety of Official Hospitality packages for Rugby World Cup 2023 providing access to all matches.

Rugby House will deliver a more informal and relaxed hospitality environment, focusing on creating a contemporary match day vibe. This will include international rugby legends mingling with guests, a vibrant rugby house bar, DJs & live music and a high quality casual food service. Rugby House will be available at all ten matches hosted in the Stade de France, including both quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final, as well as England vs Argentina, South Africa vs Scotland and the two quarter-finals in Marseille.

Rugby House is available at the week-end double header in Marseille. England vs Argentina and South Africa vs Scotland on the 9th & 10th September respectively.

More information on all the choices and availability at Rugby World Cup 2023 can be found via this link. You can use our Recommendation Tool to help guide you, or contact us via with your questions, requirements or to set up a chat. Additional information can be downloaded below.

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John has worked in international and domestic sport for over thirty five years, including holding director level roles with Manchester United and the Commonwealth Games Federation.
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