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World Cup team bases confirmed

26th August 2014 09:39

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Drawing closer: World Cup 2015

The 41 team bases selected for use at Rugby World Cup 2015 have been confirmed by the tournament organisers.

The 20 teams participating in the tournament, taking place in England and in Cardiff between September 18 and October 31, will be based across England and Wales

The search for team bases was launched via an open tender process in April 2013 and just under 100 bids were received.

A Rugby World Cup 2015 Team Base will consist of an outdoor and indoor training facility, a swimming pool, gym and hotel and will be utilised by the competing teams in the lead up to and during the six week event. The facilities must meet international team training standards and be located on one site or within close proximity of one another. Match venue locations have also been taken into account as part of the selection programme.

A mix of rugby clubs, schools, colleges, universities and dedicated training facilities will be utilised by the 20 teams, taking the reach of the Tournament even further. Eight bases have also been selected for use during the knock out phase of the Tournament.

"Rugby is at the heart of all our planning and we have worked closely with the teams to ensure that they have access to the best facilities and a team base that meets their individual needs," said England Rugby 2015 CEO, Debbie Jevans.

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 TEAM BASES:

ARGENTINA
• Cheltenham RFC (Cheltenham RFC, Leisure@, Gym 66)
• Haileybury School
• St George's Park

AUSTRALIA
• University of Bath
• Dulwich College

CANADA
• Cardiff Metropolitan University
• West Park Leeds RUFC (West Park Leeds RUFC, John Charles Centre for Sport)
• Leicester Grammar School
• Swansea University (Swansea University, Wales National Pool Swansea)

ENGLAND
• Pennyhill Park
• Salford (The AJ Bell Stadium, Irlam and Cadishead Leisure Centre)

FIJI
• Milton Keynes and MK Dons (Woughton On The Green, Bletchley Leisure Centre)
• Swansea University (Swansea University, Wales National Pool Swansea)
• London Irish RFC (London Irish RFC, Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex)

FRANCE
• The Vale Resort
• Trinity School Croydon

GEORGIA
• Woodbury Park and Bicton College (Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club, Bicton College)
• Bristol & SGS Wise (South Gloucestershire & Stroud College, Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre)
• Celtic Manor and Newport (Newport High School/Active Living Centre, The Celtic Academy)

IRELAND
• Celtic Manor and Newport (Newport High School/Active Living Centre, The Celtic Academy)
• St George's Park
• Surrey Sports Park
• Sport Wales National Centre

ITALY
• Surrey Sports Park
• Cobham RFC (Cobham RFC, ACS Cobham)

JAPAN
• Warwick School
• Brighton College

NAMIBIA
• Loughborough University
• Cobham RFC (Cobham RFC, ACS Cobham)
• Plymouth (University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth Albion RFC, Plymouth Life Centre and Royal Navy Rugby Union)

NEW ZEALAND
• The Lensbury and St Mary's University
• Sport Wales National Centre
• Darlington Mowden Park (Darlington Mowden Park RFC, MiddlesboroughFC)

ROMANIA
• Sutton Coldfield RFC ( Sutton Coldfield RFC, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Wyndley Leisure Centre, CrossFitB76)
• Woodbury Park and Bicton College (Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club, Bicton College)
• Dulwich College

SAMOA
• Sutton Coldfield RFC (Sutton Coldfield RFC Birmingham Metropolitan College, Wyndley Leisure Centre, CrossFitB76)
• University of Brighton (University of Brighton, Prince Regent Swimming Complex)
• Gateshead (Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead Leisure Centre, Gateshead College)
• Milton Keynes & MK Dons (Woughton On The Green, Bletchley Leisure Centre)

SCOTLAND
• Hartpury College
• Leeds Metropolitan University and University of Leeds
• Newcastle Royal Grammar School

SOUTH AFRICA
• The Lensbury and St Mary's University
• University of Birmingham
• Gateshead (Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead Leisure Centre, Gateshead College)
• Eastbourne College and University of Brighton (Eastbourne College, University of Brighton - Eastbourne Campus)

TONGA
• Cheltenham RFC (Cheltenham RFC, Leisure@, Gym 66)
• Loughborough University
• University of Exeter
• University of Northumbria (University of Northumbria at Newcastle)

USA
• Haileybury School
• Hartpury College
• Leeds Trinity University (Leeds Trinity University, Kirkstall Leisure Centre)
• Portsmouth Royal Navy Rugby Union

WALES
• The Vale Resort
• London Irish RFC (London Irish RFC, Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex)

PLAYOFF WINNER
• Celtic Manor and Newport (Newport High School/Active Living Centre, The Celtic Academy)
• Loughborough University
• Moulton College
• Manchester (Broughton Park FC (Rugby Union), The Hough End Centre, Manchester Aquatics Centre)

KNOCK OUT PHASE
• Celtic Manor and Newport
• Swansea University
• The Vale Resort
• Sport Wales National Centre
• Pennyhill Park
• Surrey Sports Park
• The Lensbury and St Mary's University
• London Irish RFC

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Benetton Treviso vs Glasgow14:00
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Oyonnax vs Toulon20:45
Saturday , October 4
Bordeaux-Begles vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Racing Metro Paris vs Brive18:30
Bayonne vs Montpellier18:30
La Rochelle vs Lyon18:30
Castres vs Grenoble18:30
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Pumas vs Blue Bulls15:00
Sharks vs Lions19:10
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Cheetahs vs Western Province14:00
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Guinness PRO12
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Stade Francais 43 - 10 La Rochelle
Lyon 28 - 18 Castres
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Sharks 53 - 24 Eastern Province KingsSharks vs Eastern Province Kings Report
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London Welsh 10 - 46 GloucesterLondon Welsh vs Gloucester Report
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