Former Leicester Tigers captain Martin Johnson will unveil the ticket design for the Rugby World Cup today.
Teams including Argentina, Tonga and Canada will play some of their pool matches at the City of Leicester stadium during the tournament later this year, with South Africa and Australia also in action at Villa Park.
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Artists, performers and community groups in Leicester are being given the chance to get involved in the excitement of the Rugby World Cup.
The city is planning a cultural festival to coincide with the three games being played at the City of Leicester Stadium in October. They want as many local people involved as possible.
Anyone who would like to organise an event or put on a performance as part of 10 days of activities is being invited to contact Simon Brown at the city council.
We're putting a call out to any performer, artist or event organiser who would like to get involved. Our cultural programme runs from Friday 2 October until Sunday 11 October, and we're hoping that it will be jam-packed with events that both local people and visitors to the city will enjoy.
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Dylan Hartley has been dropped from England's Rugby World Cup training squad following his ban for headbutting, the Rugby Football Union has announced.
England have dropped combustible hooker Hartley from his squad after his latest misdemeanour, a headbutt on Jamie George.
Northampton front-rower Hartley was handed a four-week ban on Wednesday night after pleading guilty to headbutting George in last weekend's Premiership play-off defeat to Saracens, taking his career suspensions tally to 54 weeks.
England are expected to announce they have dropped Northampton Saints star Dylan Hartley from their Rugby World Cup training squad today, after his latest ban for headbutting Jamie George.
It's understood England head coach Stuart Lancaster will confirm he has dropped combustible hooker Hartley from his squad when announcing the team to face the Barbarians in Sunday's Twickenham clash.
Hartley was handed a four-week ban on Wednesday night after pleading guilty to headbutting George in last weekend's Premiership play-off defeat to Saracens, taking his career suspensions tally to 54 weeks.
Dylan Hartley's World Cup hopes are under severe threat after the England hooker was hit with a four-week ban for headbutting Saracens' Jamie George.
The fiery Northampton hooker's guilty plea in Wednesday's disciplinary hearing may just prove a shrewd enough move however to salvage his World Cup participation.
Hartley will miss England's three World Cup warm-up games and the tournament opener against Fiji at Twickenham on September 18.
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Martin Johnson, the former England captain and 2003 Rugby World Cup winner, will be in Leicester today for a selection event to find 'The Pack' - the army of 6,000 volunteers that will welcome the world to England next year for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Johnson will be in attendance at the 'Try Outs' event, along with the Webb Ellis Cup, meeting volunteers and experiencing the selection process first hand.
The tournament gets underway at Twickenham on 18 September, when England take on Fiji.
Some of the matches will take place at Leicester City Stadium and Villa Park.
Martin Traynor, from the Richard III Visitors Centre, has told ITV Central that events like the Rugby World Cup 2015 are helping to put Leicester on the map.
He said that having a premiership Rugby side certainly helps raise the profile of the city but popular visitor centres are also helping to boost local tourism.