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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.



Gloucester Rugby MD: we're "thrilled and delighted"

Gloucester Rugby's managing director Stephen Vaughan says the club is "thrilled and delighted" to be selected as a host venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

We're thrilled and delighted to be part of Rugby World Cup 2015 - it's an honour for us. This really is a festival of rugby & what a way to welcome countries to Kingsholm and enjoy the welcome of Gloucester fans.

– Stephen Vaughan, Managing Director - Gloucester Rugby
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