Sunderland's Stadium of Light is one of the region's sporting venues named today as potential venues to host Rugby World Cup matches.
We're delighted that Sunderland has made it onto the long-list of potential venues to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Sunderland has an excellent track record in delivering a wide range of major events and a fantastic reputation for the warmth of our welcome and the passion we have for sport.
A final decision on which venues will host Rugby World Cup matches in 2015 will be made early next year.
More top news
Kerrie brings you Saturday night's forecast
Sunderland suffer back-to-back relegations after last-gasp defeat to Burton Albion at the Stadium of Light
Dry, warm and sunny with sea breezes. Isolated heavy showers by evening and overnight