Sandy Park will be one of the 13 match venues for the world tournament in 2015. Exeter will host Tonga during the tournament and there'll be three games in its stadium.
For Chiefs players like Tom Johnson, who could be part of the England line up it's an exciting time. Schools in the city have pledged their support to the five teams who'll be playing there, Georgia, Italy Namibia, Romania and Tonga.
It's a year today until World Cup Fever hits Exeter with the first game of the Rugby World Cup. Exeter will host Tonga and there will be three games at Exeter Chiefs' Sandy Park during the tournament.
Schools in the city have pledged their support to the five teams who'll be playing there, Georgia, Italy Namibia, Romania and Tonga.
Rugby fans in the region were able to get a close up view of the World Cup today. The trophy was on on display in the Guildhall in Exeter, and later at Sandy Park, home of the Exeter Chiefs. The ground will host some of the matches in next year's World Cup. Steve Hardy reports.
The Rugby World Cup comes to Exeter tomorrow (Saturday). The Webb Ellis Cup will be on display at Exeter’s Guildhall and at Sandy Park, one of the 13 venues for Rugby World Cup 2015.
The visit comes as up to one million tickets go on general sale for all 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2015. This includes tickets for Tonga v Namibia, Namibia v Georgia and Italy v Romania which will both be played at Sandy Park. People can have their picture taken with the Webb Ellis Cup Trophy at the Guildhall on the High Street from 10.00am until 12noon.
The Trophy will then make the short journey across the city to Sandy Park to celebrate the reopening of the stadium after it’s summer re-development. Fans attending the Exeter Chiefs’ first home game of the season against Leicester Tigers will also be able to see the Trophy and have their picture taken with it, between 1pm and 3pm.
The unsung heroes of the Olympic games in 2012 were the so called Games makers - the volunteers.
Well next year the rugby world cup comes to our region and all this week organisers have been holding interviews in Exeter to select the thousands of people needed to help it run smoothly. Richard Lawrence reports.
It's exactly 500 days until the Rugby World Cup gets underway. Exeter will host three group stage games, with the likes of Italy and Tonga already confirmed to play at Sandy Park.
300 volunteers from across Devon will also be helping out both at the stadium and at fans zone in the city during the six week event.
Rugby posts are being placed around Exeter to inspire residents to be more active and help the city get excited about the World Cup next year. Some of the matches next year will be held at the Sandy Park stadium.
Today players from Exeter Chiefs coached primary school children, helping build the excitement ahead of the competition. Duncan Sleightholme reports.
Rugby posts are being put in prominent positions around Exeter to promote the forthcoming world cup.
Today youngsters from Bowhill School had a training session with players from Exeter Chiefs.
Its part of a programme to inspire residents to take up sport ahead of the world cup in 2015. The city's Sandy Park stadium is one of the host venues.
Councillor Keith Owen from Exeter City Council was at the event.