World Cup coming home to England

THE World Cup is coming to England in 2015.

THE World Cup is coming to England in 2015.

The country will host the Rugby World Cup, the International Rugby Board announced today.

The 26-man IRB council, meeting in Dublin today, voted to ratify a recommendation from the World Cup board that confirmed England as 2015 hosts with Japan to stage the tournament in 2019.

The 2015 World Cup will run from September 4 to October 17, when the final will be played at Twickenham.


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Matches will be staged in 10 cities and 12 stadia across the country including Wembley, Old Trafford, the Emirates Stadium, Anfield and the Millennium Stadium, which is the only venue being used outside England.

The last time England hosted the tournament was in 1991, when Will Carling's team were beaten in the final by Australia.

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