Rugby World Cup 2015 in the south

Throughout Rugby World Cup 2015, 48 matches will be taking place in 13 different venues in England & Wales, which include two matches at the Brighton Community Stadium.

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Japanese team take the plunge at Brighton beach

The victorious Japanese team cooling down this morning Credit: David Turner

Clearly still in shock from yesterday's miraculous win over South Africa, the Japanese rugby team were in need of a cold shower this morning.

Viewer David Turner shot this video this morning of the squad going for a swim off Brighton beach. Although not all of them seemed keen to go all the way in!


RUGBY WORLD CUP - Fan of the Day

Captain America prepares to take on Samoa Credit: Sarah Gomme

Brighton's hosting what it hopes will be a repeat of yesterday's excitement at the Community Stadium.

Today's clash between Samoa and the USA is unlikely to provide the same spectacular upset as yesterday when Japan beat South Africa.

But thousands of fans are arriving at the stadium to be part of the World Cup atmosphere. Including Captain America.

Kick off is at 12.00 in the Pool B match.


Fans arrive in Brighton for South Africa v Japan

With kick off between South Africa and Japan at 1645 on Saturday afternoon fans of the two nations and rugby fans in general are arriving in Brighton for the match.

Thousands are also expected on the beach to watch games on a big screen in the designated 'fan zone'.

Japan's fans arrive at the Community Stadium Credit: ITV News, Sarah Gomme
Brighton turns out to welcome the rugby Credit: ITV News, Lindsay Brown
Fans gather in the stadium ahead of kick off Credit: ITV News, Lindsay Brown
World Cup fever arrives in Brighton Credit: ITV News, Lindsay Brown

Scrum at Waterloo as thousands of rugby fans head to World Cup opener

Rugby fans head to Twickenham for England's opening game Credit: ITV Meridian

Thousands of rugby fans are at Waterloo making the trip to the Twickenham opening of the World Cup. The station is on the line to Windsor and Reading.

Regular passengers were asked to consider changing travel during the rush hour to avoid crowding.

Passengers were asked to consider changing travel plans Credit: ITV Meridian

While Waterloo is extremely busy, services and the flow of passengers is working well.

Many appear to have heeded the travel advice.

England will kick off the Rugby World Cup against Fiji Credit: ITV Meridian

Download ITV's free Rugby World Cup 2015 app

Play along live during matches and vote on key moments, including TV Match Official decisions Credit: ITV

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ITV's Rugby World Cup 2015 app is live! It's free to download and available for both iOS and Android mobile devices (available now from their respective app stores – search for 'ITV rugby').

The app, sponsored jointly by Land Rover and SSE, features the latest news, video highlights of every match, and up-to-the-minute Opta stats. There's also a fun swipe kicking game, Kick It! (sponsored by Specsavers), for you to play, which will keep you occupied on your commute as you try for a new personal best.

During match broadcasts you will be able to play along LIVE with the action: vote on Television Match Official (TMO) calls and other key moments in real time! The kicking game will also appear live, giving you the chance to kick for goal from the same position on the pitch as the real kicks are taken.

If you want to watch RWC 2015 matches live on your mobile device (iOS and Android), you can do so via our existing ITV Player app.

Fanzone opens on Brighton Beach for Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup begins tonight and this weekend Brighton will host two matches - South Africa against Japan on Saturday and Samoa versus the USA on Sunday. Tickets at the Amex Stadium are sold out but fans can watch all the weekend's action, including tomorrow night's opening ceremony, on big screens at a fan zone on Brighton Beach.

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