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Special World Cup Fanzone will be set up in Gloucester

Gloucester will get an official Fanzone for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, it has been revealed.

Gloucester Quays will be open for 11 days to allow supporters to share the World Cup experience.

Gloucester Docks will host a special Fanzone Credit: England Rugby 2015

Each fanzone will include a big screen, rugby activities, food and drink and what organisers are calling "unique regional content". It'll have room for more than 5,000 spectators.

A map of the southern Fanzones Credit: England Rugby 2015

The Webb Ellis Trophy heads West

The Rugby World Cup will be on tour around the West Country later in the year. It'll be in the South West between July 7 to 17.

The Webb Ellis Trophy is heading west

A full list of where it will be in the South West:

  • July 7 - Isle of Scilly Five Islands School, Eden Project, and Perranporth Beach
  • July 8 - Plymouth University, Dartmoor National Park, Exmouth RFC, and Crediton RFC
  • July 9 - South West
  • July 10 - Sandy Park, and Woodbury Park, Exeter
  • July 11 - Exeter City Centre
  • July 12 - Weymouth Beach, Oakmeadians RFC and Devizes
  • July 13 - University of Bath, Odd Down Playing Fields, and Guildhall
  • July 14 - South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, and Bristol Grammar School
  • July 15 - Kingsholm Stadium, Hartpury College, and Gloucester Cathedral
  • July 16 - Gloucester Docks, Gloucester City Museum, and Cheltenham RFC

Launching on June 10, 100 days to go to the opening match, the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will travel through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England before arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony.


Bristol Academy WFC loses out on Wembley

Bristol Academy's hopes of playing at Wembley this year are over.

They lost 2-1 to Everton Ladies away in the fifth round of the FA Women's Cup after going into extra time.

WATCH: interview with Bristol City Vice-Chairman Jon Lansdown

Jon Lansdown, vice-chairman of Bristol City, visited our studio today after the team's victory at Wembley over the weekend, and he brought the Football League Trophy with him!

Watch below to hear his thoughts on the match, plans for the club's future and to hear what he thinks to Bristol City's chances winning the league.


Somerset Cricket sign West Indies batsman Chris Gayle

Somerset County Cricket Club have signed West Indies player Chris Gayle for the Natwest T20 Blast season.

Chris Gayle has signed as an international for Somerset's T20 squad Credit: Somerset County Cricket Club

The 35-year-old batsman can boast 13 centuries and 45 half centuries in T20 cricket as well as a test cricket score of 333 - his second triple century -in 2010.

Left-handed Gayle also made One-Day World Cup history when he reached a double century in the West Indies win over Zimbabwe.

I’m excited about joining Somerset for the NatWest T20 Blast this year. Many of the Club’s Members and supporters will know that I came close to playing for the County in 2012 and I have always felt that, if I was able to, I wanted to honour that commitment to Somerset. I’m looking forward to coming to Taunton and scoring some runs.

– Chris Gayle

Some of Gayle's stats:

  • Played in 45 T20 Internationals, scoring 1406 runs at an average of 35.15 with a highest score of 117.
  • He scored 13 centuries and 45 half centuries.
  • Played in an additional 195 T20 matches, amassing 6975 runs at an average 42.01 with a top score of 175.
  • He scored 1 century and 13 half centuries.
  • In Test cricket he has scored 7214 runs in 103 matches at an average of 42.18.
  • His highest Test score came in 2010 when he made 333 against Sri Lanka in Galle. This was his second triple century and surpassed his previous best of 317 against South Africa in 2005.
  • In 268 One Day Internationals he has scored 9160 runs at an average of 37.23.

Bristol snooker player becomes first ever winner of World Grand Prix

Judd Trump staged an incredible comeback to become first ever winner of the World Grand Prix Credit: ITV Sport

Bristol's Judd Trump staged an incredible comeback this weekend to become the first ever winner of the World Grand Prix.

The 25-year-old came from behind to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan in North Wales on Sunday. He was 7-4 down but won the next six frames to claim the crown and the £100,000 prize money.

It is the world number seven's first title since winning the Australian Open in July.

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