Wembley and Olympic Stadium host Rugby World Cup as club grounds miss out

Posted: May 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Metro

Both Wembley and London’s Olympic Stadium have been confirmed among the 13 venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, as organisers confirmed their intention to use more glamourous high-profile venues at the expense of smaller regional club grounds.

The London 2012 arena has been in pencilled for four pool games, plus the bronze medal match, but only two Aviva Premiership stadiums – Gloucester’s Kingsholm and Exeter’s Sandy Park – have made the cut.

England will kick off the tournament at Twickenham on the evening of Friday September 18, 2015, against a team from the Oceania qualifying group, likely to be Fiji.

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Two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final will be at Twickenham, as well as five pool matches including three England games – the other two being against Wales and Australia. Wales’s match against Australia will also be at Twickenham.

Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium…

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