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Rugby World Cup 2015 Stadium Guide

England are hosting the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup which will see 49 matches been played across England and Wales. We have put together a stadium guide featuring the 13 venues that will be hosting the matches.

The tournament kicks off at Twickenham on the 18th of September when England play Fiji. Then 43 days later the final will take place at Twickenham to round off the 8th Rugby World Cup Final.

 

 

 

Twickenham Stadium also known as RUGBY HQ, founded in 1909. The ground is owned by the RFU and has been home to the England rugby union team for over a 100 years. It's the largest stadium in the world that is exclusively devoted to rugby union, the 2nd largest stadium in the UK and the fifth largest in Europe.

 

Matches

18/09/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - England vs Fiji

19/09/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - France vs Italy

26/09/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - England vs Wales

03/10/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - England vs Australia

10/10/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - Australia vs Wales

17/10/2015 - 16.00 Kick Off - Quarter Final 1 - Winner Pool B vs Runner Up Pool A

18/10/2015 - 16.00 Kick Off - Quarter Final 4 - Winner Pool A vs Runner Up Pool B

24/10/2015 - 16.00 Kick Off - Semi Final 1 - Winner QF1 vs Winner QF2

25/10/2015 - 16.00 Kick Off - Semi Final 2 - Winner QF3 vs Winner QF4

31/10/2015 - 16.00 Kick Off - FINAL - Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2

 

 

 

The Millennium Stadium is the national stadium of Wales, home of the Welsh Rugby Union Team. It was built in 1999 and staged the 1999 Rugby World Cup final and a quarter final in 2007.

 

Matches

19/09/2015 - 14.30 Kick Off - Ireland vs Canada

20/09/2015 - 14.30 Kick Off - Wales vs Play Off Winner

23/09/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - Australia vs Fiji

01/10/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - Wales vs Fiji

02/10/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - New Zealand vs Georgia

11/10/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - France vs Ireland

17/10/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - Quarter Final 2 - Winner Pool C vs Runner Up Pool D

18/10/2015 - 13.00 Kick Off - Quarter Final 3 - Winner Pool D vs Runner Up Pool C

 

 

 

The Brighton Community Stadium is home of the Brighton and Hove Football Club, located near the village of Falmer. Built in 1998 at a cost of £93 million and opened in July 2011. May 2012 the stadium won the New Venue Award at the Stadium Business Awards. 

 

Matches

19/09/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - South Africa vs Japan

20/09/2015 - 12.00 Kick Off - Samoa vs USA

 

 

 

Elland Road is home of Leeds United Football Club constructed in 1897. Heartland of Rugby League where Leeds Rhinos play just down the road at Headingly Stadium. Elland Road has only ever hosted a rugby union game once before in 1992. The stadium famously generates great atmosphere and is a great addition for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

 

Matches

26/09/2015 - 14.30 Kick Off - Italy vs Canada

27/09/2015 - 14.30 Kick Off - Scotland vs USA

 

 

 

The King Power Stadium is home of Leicester City Football Club. Constructed in 2002 the all seater stadium will be a great venue for the 3 matches that are getting played there. With Leicester Tigers ground Welford Road nearby, the matches will generate a great atmosphere with some passionate fans.

 

Matches

04/10/2015 - 14.30 Kick Off - Argentina vs Tonga

06/10/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - Canada vs Romania 

11/10/2015 - 12.00 Kick Off - Argentina vs Namibia

 

 

 

Wembley Stadium is home of the England National Football Team it is the largest stadium in the UK and second largest in Europe. The Old Wembley with the symbolic twin towers was demolished in 2003 and re-opened again in 2007. It has already staged huge concerts, NFL matches, Rugby League World Cup, Olympic football etc. 

 

Matches

20/09/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - New Zealand vs Argentina

27/09/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - Ireland vs Romania

 

 

 

The Kingsholm Stadium is home to the Aviva Premiership team Gloucester, players can expect a noisy crowd when visiting the Kingsholm especially from The Shed Stand. The Kingsholm stadium hosted its first Test match in 1900 when Wales beat England 13-3.

 

Matches

19/09/2015 - 12.00 Kick Off - Tonga vs Georgia

23/09/2015 - 14.30 Kick Off - Scotland vs Japan

25/09/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - Argentina vs Georgia

11/10/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - USA vs Japan

 

 

 

Sandy Park is home of the Exeter Chiefs who won promotion into the top flight of English Rugby in 2010, it has shortly become a very popular stadium with a great atmosphere and now been recognised on the world stage.

 

Matches

29/09/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - Tonga vs Namibia

07/10/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - Namibia vs Georgia

11/10/2015 - 14.30 Kick off - Italy vs Romania

 

 

 

Stadium MK is home of the MK Dons Football Club that changed their name from Wimbledon FC after the club relocated.

 

Matches

01/10/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - France vs Canada

03/10/2015 - 14.30 Kick Off - Samoa vs Japan

06/10/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - Fiji vs Play Off Winner

 

 

 

The Olympic Stadium is the newest stadium to host matches at the Rugby World Cup. The stadium opened in 2012 for the Olympics, in 2016 West Ham will play their home matches at the Olympic Stadium. It has never hosted a rugby match before.

 

Matches

23/09/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - France vs Romania

24/09/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - New Zealand vs Namibia

04/10/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - Ireland vs Italy 

07/10/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - South Africa vs USA

30/10/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - 3rd and 4th Place Play Off

 

 

 

St James' Park is home of Newcastle United Football Club, it is the oldest football stadium in the North East of England. The Gallowgate End was built on the site of the city's execution gallows. England legend Jonny Wilkinson spent 12 seasons down the round at Kingston Park.

 

Matches

03/10/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - South Africa vs Scotland

09/10/2015 - 20.00 Kick Off - New Zealand vs Tonga

10/10/2015 - 14.30 Kick Off - Samoa vs Scotland

 

 

 

Villa Park is home of Aston Villa Football Club. Rugby is returning to Villa Park after a 60 year absence.

 

Matches

26/09/2015 - 16.45 Kick Off - South Africa vs Samoa

27/09/2015 - 12.00 Kick Off - Australia vs Play Off Winner

 

 

 

The Etihad Stadium is home of Manchester City Football Club, it was originally built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

 

Matches

10/10/2015 - England vs Play Off Winner

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