David Chisnall looks ahead to the impact of the Rugby World Cup at grass roots level.
Rugby is coming home this year as England hosts the Rugby Union World Cup.
For the first time the North West is getting in on the action as Manchester City's Etihad Stadium has been chosen as the only venue outside of Twickenham to hold an England group game.
On October the 10th England will take on Uruguay at Eastlands as rugby union moves away from it's traditional heartland in the south.
And as David Chisnall has been finding out it's one of a number of locations being used in our region ahead of the game.
Manchester City's Etihad Stadium has been selected to host the only England match outside Twickenham during the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup.
The Etihad is the only North West venue chosen for the tournament.
World Cup winner Will Greenwood joined local school children for the announcement.
It's been revealed that the Etihad Stadium in Manchester will be an official host stadium for the Rugby World Cup 2015, which will be held in England.
The ground will be the only stadium in the country, outside of Twickenham to host an England game.