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An announcement is expected to name Newcastle as a host city for the Rugby World Cup.

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Grassroots clubs delighted Newcastle will host Rugby World Cup

Hosting big names like New Zealand and South Africa in Newcastle during the Rugby World Cup in 2015 will be a great boost for local clubs, according to Paul Varley, who is Chief Executive of Newcastle Falcons and also a coach at Northern RFC in Gosforth.

"It is going to be such a great festival of rugby. And it is still two and a half years away as well, which means grassroots clubs have got time to plan.

"It is a great opportunity for all the kids to get involved, and really drive participation in the sport, absolutely."

– Paul Varley

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