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Leicester is to host three matches in the Rugby World Cup 2015.
Games will be played at Leicester City Football Club’s home ground, which will be known as the Leicester City Stadium for the duration of the Tournament, in October 2015.
Leicester is the only city in the East Midlands selected to host matches in the six-week tournament, which will see the top 20 teams in the world competing for the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup.
Argentina v Tonga (Sunday October 4), Americas 1 v Europe 2 (Tuesday October 6) and Argentina v Africa 1 (Sunday October 11) will all take place at the Leicester City Stadium.
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