The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been made in Paris and Ireland have a tough one.
Ireland is in Pool B with World champions South Africa, Scotland, and a qualifier from Asia/Pacific and Europe.
If Ireland progress from the pool stage they will face a team from Pool A, almost certainly either New Zealand or hosts France.
The All Blacks have France, Italy and a qualifier from the Americas and Africa in Pool A.
In Pool C, Wales have been drawn against Australia, Fiji and then a qualifier from Europe and another qualifier winner.
And in Pool D, England have Japan, Argentina and then a qualifier from Oceania and the Americas.
“South Africa will be delighted with Ireland and Scotland, it’s another World Cup quarter-final for them anyway !”@BrianODriscoll gives a cheeky response to Ireland and Scotland being drawn with South Africa in Pool B.#RWC2023pic.twitter.com/cXztviMgol