Rugby World Cup 2015

The Rugby World Cup is underway, and for the first time in the tournament's history matches are being played here in our region.

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Gloucester Fanzone to close following England rugby exit

The Fanzone in Gloucester will close this Sunday. Credit: ITV West Country

The Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Gloucester will close this Sunday, after England's failure to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament

Other factors were taken into consideration, however after discussions with local residents and businesses the city council has decided not to extend the Fanzone in the docks beyond the final pool game.

The Gloucester Fanzone is to close this Sunday. Credit: ITV West Country

Meanwhile the Exeter Fanzone is to stay open, despite the England exit.

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Argentina take on Georgia in Gloucester

Martin Landajo Argentine rugby player Credit: PA: Icon Sport

Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium hosts its third and penultimate match of the Rugby World Cup this afternoon when Argentina take on Georgia.

It's both teams' second game in Pool C. Georgia won their opening game of the tournament at Kingsholm at the weekend against Tonga while Argentina are looking for their first victory.

Burgess insists he's worthy of his England place

Sam Burgess in action against Fiji in the Rugby World Cup Credit: PA

Bath Rugby star Sam Burgess will start for England against Wales in the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham on Saturday night. His selection has been criticised by many pundits, who point to his lack of international experience since moving across from Rugby League last year.

But Burgess insists he's worthy of his place in the side.

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Japan v Scotland Rugby World Cup at Kingsholm

These Japanese fans are among those descending on Gloucester for Japan v Scotland Credit: ITV News

Tens of thousands of fans are descending on Gloucester for one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the Rugby World Cup so far.

Scotland will be kicking off their campaign against Japan this afternoon and they won't be under-estimating their opposition.

A shock upset saw Japan beat two-time winners South Africa over the weekend.

Japan's coach: "people in Gloucester know their rugby"

Japan's rugby team train at Kingsholm ahead of today's match Credit: ITV News

After a two day break the Rugby World Cup returns to our region, with Scotland facing Japan at Kingsholm this afternoon.

Before the tournament started, few would have expected the Japanese to pose much of a threat, but their surprising victory over two time winners South Africa leaves much anticipation for today's game.

Japan's Head Coach Eddie Jones, says he loves the local support - and describes Gloucester as "one of the great spiritual homes of rugby".

Recipes for the Rugby World Cup

Bob preparing Salmon Teryaki in honour of the Japan match at Gloucester tomorrow Credit: ITV News

Our weatherman Bob Crampton has come up with a series of recipes from around the world to coincide with the tournament.

He's working his way through them and invites you to join him in kitchen heaven.

You can follow his blog here.

The finished dish Credit: ITV News

Japan and Scotland to go head to head at Gloucester

The Japan team take to the turf at Kingsholm earlier today Credit: ITV News

The Rugby World Cup returns to our region, with Scotland facing Japan at Gloucester's Kingsholm stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Before the tournament started, few would have expected the Japanese to pose much of a threat but their amazing victory over two-time winners South Africa has added extra spice to the match.

Here's a preview.

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