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Thousands of fans descend upon Milton Keynes

The Samoa team training. Credit: ITV Anglia

Thousands of rugby fans will descend on Milton Keynes today to watch France take on Canada in the Rugby World Cup.

Stadium MK is hosting the first of three games in the tournament between France and Canada.

The stadium will also see Japan play Samoa this Saturday and Fiji face Uruguay next Tuesday.

It is estimated that the event will bring £60 million pounds to the region's economy.


Former England coach Uttley backs current generation to shine at World Cup

It's the final test for our top international players before the Rugby World Cup kicks off.

In just under two weeks time it all starts, with all the games live on ITV.

Today it's the final warm up games. Northampton Saints have George North playing for Wales against Italy, with Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood are starting for England against Ireland.

When England were joint hosts in 1991 their coach was Roger Uttley who now lives in Northamptonshire.

He's been sharing his memories of that tournament and his hopes for this one.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake

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