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Rugby World Cup 2015: Newcastle Host City

For eight days, one of the biggest sporting events in the world makes its home in the North East. New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa and Tonga - along with their fans - will come together in Newcastle to cheer on their team and celebrate sport.

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All Blacks arrive in Newcastle

The All Blacks. Credit: PA

The legendary All Blacks have arrived in Newcastle, ahead of their Rugby World Cup match next weekend.

New Zealand will take on Tonga on 9 October at St James' Park.

They flew into Durham Tees Valley Airport last night, and will train at Darlington Mowden Park.

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