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