Rugby World Cup 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015

Kingsholm Stadium was transformed for the tournament during September and October 2015, with the Pool C meeting between Tonga and Georgia on Saturday 19 September, kicking off a festival of rugby across the city and beyond.

14,200 supporters packed into the famous stadium and roared on the two sides, with the Georgians taking a famous victory by 17 points to 10.

To read the match report and view images from the opening Rugby World Cup game at Kingsholm Stadium, visit here

The Background

On May 2 2013, it was confirmed that Kingsholm Stadium would be one of the venues to host World Cup Rugby in 2015.

England Rugby 2015 (ER 2015), Tournament Organisers, and Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL), Tournament Owners, announced the full list of Match Venues and published the Match Schedule for Rugby World Cup 2015, hosted in England.

The 13 Match Venues and Host Cities selected are:

Twickenham Stadium (London), Wembley Stadium (London), Olympic Stadium (London), Millennium Stadium (Cardiff), Manchester City Stadium (Manchester), St James' Park (Newcastle), Elland Road (Leeds), Leicester City Stadium (Leicester), Villa Park (Birmingham), Kingsholm Stadium (Gloucester), stadiummk (Milton Keynes), Brighton Community Stadium (Brighton) and Sandy Park (Exeter).

Rugby World Cup announcement

Present at Kingsholm to celebrate the success were:

Gloucester Rugby CEO, Stephen Vaughan

Director of Rugby, Nigel Davies

Gloucester Rugby players and World Cup Winners, Mike Tindall (2003) and Jimmy Cowan (2011)

Leader of Gloucester City Council, Paul James

Sheriff and Deputy Mayor of the City of Gloucester, Philip McLellan

To find out more about the announcement and to see the reaction to the news from Kingsholm, please use the links below.

Official press release Reaction from Paul James
Press conference transcript Jimmy Cowan interview
Stephen Vaughan interview Picture gallery

Rugby World Cup 2015 Ticket Pricing

Rugby World Cup 2015 - Match Schedule (updated May 27th 2014)

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