The 2015 Rugby World Cup is almost upon us; rugby fans rejoice. Twenty teams performing at their peak in stadiums across England and Wales; a six week sporting bonanza. For even passing fans, this is the time to tune in, so here is some information to get you ready for this exciting event.
If you haven’t been following the qualifying process, these are the teams that will be going head to head in this titanic tussle for the world cup trophy. The teams are grouped into four pools for the initial round of matches. Pool A contains Australia, England, Wales, Fiji, and Uruguay. Pool B contains South Africa, Samoa, Japan, Scotland, and the United States of America. Pool C features New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, Georgia, and Namibia. Finally, Pool D features France, Ireland, Italy, Canada, and Romania. They are sure to be some impressive battles with such excellent match ups; so before to keep your eyes glued to the television when you aren’t attending the games in person.
The Rugby World Cup 2015 truly spans the breadth of the country, with stadiums all across England and Wales. You can watch the incredible matches of this tournament in the following stadiums: Twickenham, Wembley Stadium and the Olympic Stadium in London; the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Manchester City Stadium in Manchester, Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, Villa Park in Birmingham, Kingsholm in Gloucester, the Brighton Community Stadium, Elland Road in Leeds, St James’s Park in Newcastle, Sandy Park in Exeter, and the Leicester City Stadium. What better way to tour the English countryside than via a series of exceptional rugby matches?
Where to Stay
Choosing where to stay will depend primarily on what games you really want to see. If you are only watching one or two games, then book yourself into a comfortable hotels near twickenham station. However, if you are planning to go to a lot of games then you will need to be a lot more mobile. I would recommend looking into discount London hotels to use as your home base and then using the money saved to buy a lot of train tickets for each match. Don’t forget to find a nearby pub that will be showing the games when you aren’t going to be at the live show.
Getting tickets this close to kick off is quite a challenge, but the Rugby World Cup authorities have made it a much simpler process. All tickets are sold through their website, making it simple as a one stop shop for new tickets. Better yet, they have set up a section of their store specifically for people wishing to resell their tickets. This is a great place to look if the game you really want to see is sold out. If you are unfortunately unable to make it to a game where you have already booked tickets, this service will allow you to sell your tickets to other fans through official channels. Not only are you supporting the system, but you are recuperating your expenses for the cancelled game. It is a brilliant new system that should finally put a stop to scalpers.