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Neeson is backing Ireland's bid.

Liam Neeson helps launch Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023

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Liam Neeson has lent his voice to help Ireland's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup by featuring in an inspirational promotional video.

The actor, who's famous for his role in the film Taken, narrates an inspirational video titled 'Ready For The World' and explains why the small nation should be picked to host rugby's greatest tournament.

Neeson narrated the clip for free in an attempt to help generate as much support for his nation's World Cup bid, which was unveiled at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday morning.

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The video begins by describing Ireland's role as the 'small island on the edge of the world', that became 'the last stop before the new world'.

His epic words, coupled with inspirational music and powerful images from Ireland's past rugby achievements creates a video that the World Cup organiser's will have no choice but to listen to.

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It ends with more strong words: "Imagine a tournament the envy of the world. A festival of rugby. More than participation. Celebration. A world of memories for the world to share. We're ready to create something unforgettable. Ireland, ready for the world."

The logistics and plans for their £100 million bid were also revealed at the press conference this morning.

The Kingspan Stadium, Celtic Park, and Casement Park were all proposed with nine other stadiums on Ireland's venue list, which they hope will help swing voting in their favour.

They're battling against South Africa and France for a chance to host the 2023 World Cup in seven years time.  

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