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The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. This installment of this much awaited tournament will be hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October 2015. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the opening match and the final match. All the venues that will be used for this tournament are listed below.
Twickenham Stadium is located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London. This stadium is called the Home of Rugby. Thestadium is owned and operated by the Rugby Football Union(RFU). Twickenham is the host of numerous rugby union fixtures year round. Most prominently it is the home of the English rugby union team. They have played nearly all their home games at this stadium. This stadium is the biggestgroundin the world which is dedicated to rugby. It has staged its first game between two local sides, Harlequins and Richmond in 1909. After that more than a century has paased and with it thousands of great battles and jaw-dropping moments have been witnessed by this ground,from England captain Bill Beaumont being lifted off the field after the 1980 Grand Slam, to Phillippe Saint-Andre’s incredible try for France in 1991 and Australia beating England in that year’s Rugby World Cup Final: every rugby fan has a Twickenham memory. This is the home of English rugby, and it has hosted a Rugby World Cup in 1991 and 1999, the famous ground has also staged showpiece Rugby League matches, and has rocked to the sound of the Rolling Stones. This ground has been expended to seat 81,605 in 2006. Very few sports grounds in the world come close to this famous ground in size and capacity.
Brighton Community Stadium:
Brighton Community Stadium also known as Falmer Stadium or for sponsorship purposes as the American Express Community Stadium. This is a football stadium, located near the village of Falmer in Brighton and Hove which serves as the home of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C… The stadium was handed over from the developers to the club on 31 May 2011. The first competitive game that was played at this stadium was the 2010–11 season final of the Sussex Senior Cup between Brighton and Eastbourne Borough on 16 July 2011. The first ever league game that was played here was against Doncaster Rovers. They were also the opponents in the last ever game played at Brighton’s former stadium, theGoldstone Ground, 14 years earlier.This stadium has capacity of 30,750 people. The stadium has won the New Venue Award at the Stadium Business Awards in May 2012. This stadium will be a venue for the 2015 Rugby WorldCup.
Elland Road Stadium:
Elland Road is a football stadium located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. This stadium was built and opened in the year 1897. It is the home of Leeds United A.F.C. since the club’s foundation in 1919 and before that it was occupied by Leeds City and Holbeck Rugby Club.Elland Road has four main stands – the Revie Stand, the East Stand, the South Stand and the John Charles Stand, which all together with the corners, bring the total capacity of the stadium to 37,890 people. Elland Road stadium will be used as a venue for 2015 rugby World Cup.
Kingsholm Stadium is a rugby union stadium; it is located in the Kingsholm area of Gloucester, England.The stadium is the home stadium of Gloucester Rugby. This stadium has a capacity of 16,500 people. It is sometimes nicknamed ‘Castle Grim’ after the estate where the stadium is built. The new main grandstand is opened in 2007 and it is an all seated 7,500 capacity stand along the south touchline. It is currently sponsored by Mira Showers.Kingsholm was used as a home stadium for England before they settled at Twickenham and this stadium also hosted New Zealand versus United States for a pool match in the 1991 Rugby World Cup. This stadium will be one of the venues for Rugby World Cup 2015.
Leicester City Stadium:
Leicester City Stadium is also known as the King Power Stadium, it is a football stadium located in Leicester, England. It is the home ground of Leicester City, who currently competes in the Premier League. Thisstadium was inaugurated in July 2002. This stadium has a capacity of 32,262 and it is the 19th largest stadium by capacity in England. The stadium is named after King Power, a company owned by club owner Vichai Raksriaksorn. The stadium will be used as a venue for 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The Millennium Stadium is the national stadium of Wales. It is located in the capital city of Wales, Cardiff. This stadium is the home of the Wales national rugby union team.It has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially it was built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup;this stadium has gone on to host many other large-scale events, such as the Tsunami Relief concert, the Super Special Stage of Wales Rally Great Britain, the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain and numerous music concerts. This stadium was opened in June 1999 and its first major event was an international rugby union match on 26 June 1999. This stadium has a total seating capacity of 74,500; this stadium is the third-largest stadium in the Six Nations Championship behind the Stade de France and Twickenham, which is the largest. It is also the second-largest stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof and was the second stadium in Europe to have this feature. This stadium will be one of the venues of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Manchester City Stadium:
Manchester City Stadium or the City of Manchester Stadium, located in Manchester, England is also known as Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons. This stadium is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club. For the 2014/15 football season, the stadium has a reduced capacity of 46,000 for domestic football matches and 45,500 for UEFA matches due to expansion work. Capacity of the stadium will increase to approximately 55,000 from August 2015, which will make it the third-largest stadium in the Premier League and the ninth-largest stadium in the United Kingdom.Under the terms of its lease, this stadium is able to host non-football events such as concerts, boxing and rugby league under Manchester City’s prerogative. Manchester City applied for a permanent license in 2012 in a bid to expand the number of non-footballing events at the stadium. This stadium will host one match in rugby union’s 2015 World Cup, which will be between hosts England and Uruguay on Saturday 10 October 2015.
Stadium mk is a football ground, located in the Denbigh district of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. The stadium was officially opened on 29 November 2007 by the Queen Elizabeth the 2nd.The current configuration of the stadium uses two tiers which can hold a capacity of 30,500 people. In addition to association football, this stadium is occasionally a host to rugby union. The stadium will host 3 matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is commonly known as the Olympic Stadium. It is a stadium located in Stratford, London, England. It is located at Marshgate Lane in London’s Stratford district in the Lower Lea Valley. It was primarily built to serve as the host stadium for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics where it hosted the track and field events, along with its opening and closing ceremonies. The stadium is located 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from Central London, but six minutes away from the London St. Pancras rail station via Stratford International Highspeed rail services. This stadium has a capacity of 54,000.The Olympic Stadium will host four Pool matches during the Rugby World Cup 2015 and the Bronze final.
Sandy Park Stadium:
Sandy Park is a rugby union stadium and award winning conference and banqueting center, located in Exeter, England. It is the home ground of Exeter Chiefs. The club relocated there from their former stadium at the County Ground in 2006. The stadium can hold 12,500 spectators andthis stadiumis located adjacent to M5 junction 30 which is around 5 miles from Exeter City Centre. Sandy Park is 1 of 13 venues that will stage the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The ground will host 3 pool matches including teams from Pool C and D.
St James’ Park Stadium:
St James’ Park is an all-seater stadium situated in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is the home ground of Premier League club Newcastle United F.C. This stadium has a seating capacity of 52,405 people. Apart from club football, St. James’ Park has also been used for international football, it was used as a football venue for the 2012 Olympics and will also be used as a rugby venue for the 2015 Super League Magic Weekend as well as the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In addition to professional football, the stadium has hosted charity football events and rock concerts, and been used as a set for film and reality television.The stadium is one of 13 venues that will host matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. It will host 3 pool matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Villa Park Stadium:
Villa Park is a football stadium situated in the district of Witton, Birmingham, England. This stadium has a seating capacity of 42,682. It has been the home of Aston Villa Football Club since 1897. Villa Park has hosted more FA Cup semi-finals than any other stadium;in total it has hosted 55 matches. In the year 1999, the last ever final of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup took place at Villa Park. Villa Park also hosted the 2012 FA Community Shield. It is one of the 13 venues of 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Wembley Stadium is an association football stadium located in Wembley Park, London, England. It was opened in 2007 and was built on the site of the earlier Wembley Stadium which was demolished in 2003. The stadium hosts major football matches such as the FA Cup Final and home matches of the England national football team.Wembley Stadium is a UEFA category four stadium,with the capacity of 90,000 seats it is the second largest stadium in Europe and the largest stadium in the United Kingdom. It is owned by The Football Association through their subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL).In domestic club football, in addition to the FA Cup final, the stadium hosts the season-opening FA Community Shield, the finals of the Football League Cup, the Football League Trophy and the Football League play-offs. In European club football, it hosted the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League Final. In international football, the stadium hosted the Gold medal matches at the 2012 Olympic Games football tournament, and will host both the semi-finals and final of UEFA Euro 2020. The stadium also hosts the rugby league Challenge Cup Final, the NFL International Series and music concerts. It will be used as one of the host venues of 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The much-awaited 2015 Six Nations Rugby Championships: Rugby fans can now smile because the Six Nations rugby fixture is finally out. You are going to be treated to some really impressive action this year. 2015 has been touted to the year of rugby action and the Six Nations Rugby Tournament is just the start of it all. This is where you get to see the who is who’ in the world of rugby. The performances that will be kicking off on the 6th of February are expected to keep some people grounded to their televisions for long periods of time.
According to the Six Nations Rugby time date schedule, some people are going to miss a whole lot of matches. This is only if you decide to stick to television watching. In this world of digital technology, who misses a match because they did not make it to their television room in time? Whether the match is going to take place while you are at work or stuck in traffic rest assure that you will catch it.
All that you will need to do is get the Six Nations app. With this app you will get all the latest information and updates concerning everything rugby. The tournament as aforementioned will start on the 6th of February running through the month up to the 21st of March. This is more than one month’s worth of electrifying rugby performances.
The contestants are:
Undoubtedly one of the biggest rugby tournaments, the Six Nations Championship hosts only six contestants. Who knew that you can get so much action from six contestants only? Just like in the previous years, the tournament will be played by the six nations which are Wales, Scotland, France, England, Ireland and Italy (named in no particular order).
Perhaps now is a good time to mention that some of the rivalries are centuries old. This simply adds to the spice of the event and the sense of occasion. Starting off the championships will be Wales and England on Friday nights. Ireland and Italy will battle it out the following day on Saturday as will France and Scotland.
As you watch the Six Nations Rugby live TV whether from your smartphone, tablet or TV you should ready to tour the six countries right from the comfort of your home or office. With the app, you can be guaranteed that you will never miss the action regardless of where you may be visiting.
Six Nations Fixtures
FRI 6 FEB
Wales v England (8.05pm)
SAT 7 FEB
Italy v Ireland (2.30pm)
France v Scotland (5pm)
SAT 14 FEB
England v Italy (2.30pm)
Ireland v France (5pm)
SUN 15 FEB
Scotland v Wales (3pm)
SAT 28 FEB
Scotland v Italy (2.30pm)
France v Wales (5pm)
SUN 1 MAR
Ireland v England (3pm)
SAT 14 MAR
Wales v Ireland (2.30pm)
England v Scotland (5pm)
SUN 15 MAR
Italy v France (3pm)
SAT 21 MAR
Italy v Wales (12.30pm)
Scotland v Ireland (2.30pm)
England v France (5pm)
Read more at http://www.rugbyworld.com/rugby-fixtures/six-nations#PTSxtpyi6VHRDw9e.99
The 2014 Four Nation Rugby league is staging for 4th time. 2014 Rugby league is the first four nation tournament after 2013 Rugby League World Cup. 2014 Four Nation Rugby league will be hosted Australia andNew Zealand and the tournament will start in October/November 2014.
The Four Nation Rugby league will start with a double header at Suncrop Stadium in Brisbane. Every team has to face each other once in the pool round and the top two team of the tournament will go head to head in the final at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. The tournament will run for four weeks and this tournament format will be very much similar to the former Rugby World Cup.
This Four Nation Rugby League is shaping up to be the most successful four nationstournament ever been staged till the date. The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) is planning to strengthenthe international game to the top level.
Four Nations Fixtures
The 2014 Four Nations schedule and kick-off times are in full is as follows: (Click here for kick-off time zones)
- Saturday October 25th – England v Samoa (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane) Double Header 4.30pm kick-off (Local time)
- Saturday October 25th – Australia v New Zealand (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane) Double Header 6.30pm kick-off (Local time)
- Saturday November 1st – New Zealand v Samoa (Toll Stadium, Whangarei) 4pm kick-off (Local time)
- Sunday November 2nd – Australia v England (AAMI Park, Melbourne) 4pm kick-off (Local time)
- Saturday November 8th – New Zealand v England (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin) 7.30pm kick-off (Local time)
- Sunday November 9th – Australia v Samoa (WIN Stadium, Wollongong) 4pm kick-off (Local time)
- Saturday November 15th – Final (Westpac Stadium, Wellington) 8.45pm kick-off (Local time)
Live Stream 2014 Rugby League Four Nations
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The Super 15 Rugby Semi Finals Being among the few sports that are played across a very diverse time zone, it is no wonder that the super rugby 15 attracts a lot of attention. This is more so the case when the league is nearing a close since it is when things get really heated up. With that said, it is that time again and the semi finalists have been confirmed but not without some major disappointments and let downs along the way just as you would expect with any other sports.
The Chiefs started off the campaign with the hopes of landing a third consecutive trophy but they fell to the Brumbies 32-30 they could seal a semi final spot hence their devastating end to the end of the season. Now it is up to the Waratahs, the crusaders, Sharks and fourth placed Brumbies to battle it out and find out who makes it to the final two and get a shot a chasing the title down. As usual, the procedure will remain unchanged with the Super Rugby semifinal A/B criteria remaining as it has usually been.
In the semifinal A, the Crusaders will play against the Sharks at the Christchurch AMI stadium of the 26th of July at 19:35 local time in a match up that will see both team bring out their best foot given the seriousness of the situation.
On the Semi final B, the Waratahs will be playing against the hard pushing Brumbies in Sydney still on the same date as the first semi final with the kick of time slated to be a 19:30 local time. The confidence of the free scoring Coleman for the Brumbies might be a great influence given his performance against the chiefs. He will be the one player that might be the deciding factor in a game that is otherwise thought to be very tight.
Nevertheless considering the current form of the Waratahs, this might not be a great issue as such but again at this level you can’t overlook even the smallest advantage as it might end up being the determinant. We will just wait and see who survives the blood bath.
Rugby is a sport full of energy, passion and enthusiasm. In some circles it is also known as a gentle mans game due to the high level of talent required for the game. The game has a wide fan base around the world and there are quite a number of leagues and tournaments involving teams from different countries. The dashing across the field and the high energy tackles must be the most attractive things in the sport. There are different rugby players who have made a name for themselves in the sport. Most people keep asking who’s 2014’s top rugby player? But the list is never stable based on the new talent that is always coming up from different parts of the world.
Rugby has different positions involved and there are players who have done exceptionally well for the first part of the year in these positions. Some of the things that can be used in compiling a list of the top 10 players of 2014 include but not limited to things such as the current international rank of the team, the performances during big games and the consistency of the player across the year. There are obviously other factors that are considered in the compilation such as the personal efforts that lead to wins or keep the team at certain ranks and exceptional techniques used during a game.
Since the year has not yet reached the first quarter, the best players in rugby 2014 will have some of the players that were placed in the same list in the previous year. This is based on the few games that have been played in the beginning part of the year. Since the list compilation looks at the consistency of the players to showcase a high performance trend, there is need to include quite a number of games in the listing.
Below are some players that are worthy being in the world’s 10 best rugby players list Rugby world rankings :
Conrad Smith – All Blacks
Wesley Fofana – France
Richie MacCaw –All Blacks
Sergio Parisse – Italy
Ben Smith- All Blacks
Israel Folau – Australia
George North – The Lions
Leigh Halfpenny – the Lions
Eben Etzebeth – Spring Boks
Kieran Read – All blacks
These players are just part of the top best players in 2014 because as the sport continues, there are always emerging talents and it has become a trend that the new younger players do better than their predecessors. We can now watch as the titans clash and new best players are born through their performance in the matches played in leagues and tournaments.