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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Newcastle Rugby World Cup Fanzone 'closed' due to bad weather

The Newcastle Fan Zone Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The official Rugby World Cup Fan Zone in Newcastle will be closed for the next two days due to the bad weather.

It was due to host tonight’s games between Canada and Romania and Fiji and Uruguay as well as tomorrow’s games too.

Fans now won't be able to access the zone until Friday.

There is currently a yellow weather warning in place from the Met Office for the North East for heavy rain.

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