Sunderland's Stadium of Light is one of the region's sporting venues named today as potential venues to host Rugby World Cup matches.
– Cllr Paul Watson, Leader, Sunderland City Council
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.