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Countdown to the Rugby Union World Cup

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.