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Cardiff 'to receive £316m boost' from Rugby World Cup

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will host eight games during Rugby World Cup 2015. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Cardiff is expected to receive a £316m boost when the Millennium Stadium plays host to next year's Rugby World Cup - according to an economic impact study announced by England Rugby 2015 today.

The stadium will host eight games, including two of Wales’ pool matches and two quarter-finals.


Wales training bases for Rugby World Cup announced

Wales training at the Vale Resort in March. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales' two training bases for next year's Rugby World Cup have been announced.

The Vale Resort on the outskirts of Cardiff and London Irish RFC will be home to Warren Gatland's side during the competition.

Tournament organisers England 2015 have announced the 41 team bases across England and Wales that will host the 20 competing teams.

Gatland's squad, which reached the semi-finals of the competition in New Zealand three years ago, will spend their time between the two venues for the duration of their four pool encounters.

We are delighted to confirm that Wales will be based at the The Vale Resort and at London Irish during next year's tournament.

A great deal of effort has been put in to select the approved bases and we are very pleased to be based at two excellence sporting venues.

– Warren Gatland

Wales will share the facilities with France.

Other training venues in Wales are the Celtic Manor Resort, near Newport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Sports Wales National Centre, also in Cardiff, and Swansea University.

Will you be part of 'The Pack' for the Rugby World Cup?

Wales take the field for the RBS Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Credit: PA

Try-outs for those wishing to be among the volunteers for the Rugby World Cup in 2015 are taking place today.

It's the fifth leg of the try-outs, which are aimed at finding 6,000 volunteers for the championship.

The Cardiff try-outs are a chance for potential members of 'The Pack' to find out more about RWC 2015 and take part in a 20 minute one-to-one interview.