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 build up to the Rugby World Cup has well and truly started in Exeter with rugby posts being put up in locations throughout the city to make people aware of the competition.
Our correspondent Seth Conway reports.
The rugby world cup in England begins two years today. Exeter has marked its place as one of the host venues by putting up ten rugby posts at locations throughout the city.
Exeter Chiefs players joined council officials to kick off the countdown to the tournament. Three matches will be played at Sandy Park.
Swedish furniture firm IKEA is planning hundreds of new homes in its proposals for a major new store in Exeter. It is about to start public consultation over its huge development in the city.
The planning application will shortly be lodged with the city council, and will include proposals for up to 220 homes on half of the site.
Before the plan is submitted, the company says it wants to get feedback on how the store should be developed. They will go on display
in Exeter next week.
The home of the Exeter Chiefs has been chosen as one of the venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Sandy Park is one of only two club rugby stadiums chosen to host matches in the Autumn event. Watch Jacquie Bird's report.
Tony Rowe OBE, Exeter Rugby Club Chairman and Chief Executive, says being selected as a venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup is a "massive achievement."
Exeter's Sandy Park will play host to Tonga in the first of three matches to be held at the World Cup venue. They'll take on the qualifiers of Africa One on September 29th. Italy will take on Europe Two on October 11th.