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Is one of the Rugby World Cup squads coming to a town near you?

Is one of the world cup squads coming to a town near you? The teams are training at bases in London and the South East during the tournament which kicks off on Friday.

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Here are the official Team Bases:

Cobham RFC: The club in Surrey is hosting two sides as they get ready for two big matches at the Olympic Stadium. Namibia will face world champions New Zealand. Italy will take on Ireland.

London Irish: The English Premiership side hosts Fiji and Wales during their Pool A games at Twickenham. Fiji kick off the tournament against England on Friday. Wales will face England and Australia.

Dulwich College: This official team base will play host to Australia and Romania.

Jonny Wilkinson leads drive for army of World Cup volunteers

London's army of Gamesmakers were crucial to the success, and the magic, of the 2012 Olympics.

Now there's a call to arms for 6,000 more volunteers - to help make next year's Rugby World Cup a real world-class event.

David Wood has been to the Grasshoppers Rugby Club in Osterley to see how recruitment's going, and to meet one of the committee's more famous ambassadors.



Inspiring a new generation of rugby players

Rugby Football Union CEO Ian Ritchie says the 2015 rugby World Cup is a chance to grow the game in this country.

“We need to seize the opportunity to bring the whole country together, to inspire a new generation of players, supporters and volunteers from new communities across the length and breadth of the land.”

– Rugby Football Union CEO Ian Ritchie

Big hopes for 2015

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