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Players tweet reactions to World Cup selection

Tom Wood has made the squad Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images

Midlands players selected for the World Cup squad, and those who missed out, have been tweeting their reaction to today's squad announcement:


Rugby World Cup trophy arrives in Midlands

The Webb Ellis Cup Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

The Rugby World Cup Trophy tour arrives in the Midlands for the first time today. The Webb Ellis Cup will be at Kingsholm in Gloucester, home of Gloucester Rugby Club and one of three grounds in the Midlands to host games during the tournament later this year.

Find out when the trophy is coming to your area here.

POLL: What do you think of the Rugby World Cup song?

Rugby-based band Speak, Brother are launching their Rugby World Cup song today in the town. They're hoping it will encourage supporters to get behind England. But what do you think of it? Have a listen to the clip below and vote in our poll.

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Tigers 'disappointed' not to be included among potential venues for 2015 World Cup

Welford Road will not be considered as a host venue for the Rugby World Cup. Credit: PA

Leicester Tigers have admitted they are 'shocked and disappointed' that Welford Road has not been included among potential venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Villa Park, Coventry Stadium, Pride Park and Leicester City Stadium are the four Midlands venues which have been included as potential stadiums up for consideration to host matches during the World Cup.