Darlington to host All Blacks in Rugby World Cup

It's been confirmed that Darlington will be an official team base for the Rugby World Cup in 2015, hosting the All Blacks.

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Katy Mclean says hosting NZ will help 'create a legacy'

South Shields rugby star Katy Mclean has already received an MBE for services to rugby and captained the England team that won the Rugby World Cup in Paris.

Now, she has spoken of her delight in the news that Darlington will host the New Zealand team for the Rugby World Cup next year, which she thinks will be "massive" for the area:

'We will welcome NZ as we know how in the North East'

Darlington Mowden Park Arena & Event Manager Danny Brown, who helped put together Darlington's application for the team base, has said Mowden is now the biggest rugby venue outside of Twickenham:


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