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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WATCH: Rugby World Cup fans out in force in Newcastle

The Fanzone in Newcastle city centre has been packed with rugby fans Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Rugby fans from all over the world turned out in Newcastle city centre on Friday night, October 9, to see the New Zealand All Blacks beat Tonga 47-9 in the second World Cup match to be held on Tyneside.

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