Will the Rugby World Cup come to the Toon?

St James' Park in Newcastle which could be the venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup Credit: ITV News

An announcement will be made soon as to whether Newcastle will host the Rugby World Cup 2015.

St James' Park has been shortlisted as a venue for 3 matches.

Newcastle City Council says it would provide a huge boost for the region.

The decision follows the city's role in the London 2012 Games when Olympic football matches were played at the stadium.

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