England to consider Manchester matches

Date published: October 13 2015

England 2015 managing director Stephen Brown has revealed the Rugby Football Union is considering Manchester as a future host of Test matches.

Over 50,000 rugby supporters attended the England versus Uruguay game at Manchester City Stadium, with the players receiving a warm reception.

It was a sell-out which begs the question why the north of the country is not allocated more international games, away from Twickenham Stadium.

"It's a good thing and I'm sure discussions will take place," Brown told BBC Sport about the possibility of future fixtures being hosted there.

"It was an amazing success and the welcome we got from Manchester was unbelievable, full of buzz about what was taking place," added Brown.

"There's no question that it's the right part of the country to be celebrating rugby and that's why we took England to Manchester in the first place. It's a part of the world where we want to engage more people."