Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015

Pic of rugby ball flying between the posts

Just days to go until the start of the Rugby World Cup 2015. The excitement is brewing.

British Prime Minister David Cameron diplomatically wished all the home nations good luck in Parliament last week. The opening match is England v Fiji at Twickenham on Friday 18th September. England's Pool A also includes Wales, Australia and Uruguay.

Les Bleus are in Pool D. The French team's opening match will also be at Twickenham on Saturday 19th September against the Italians. They will be playing at a number of different venues - Romania at the Olympic Park, Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and even in Milton Keynes against Canada in between.

The French team was welcomed to England by Sylvie Bermann, the French Ambassador to the UK. Here is the Twitter post of their meeting:

I know that many of my French Twitter followers are interested in rugby, so I wish les Bleus good luck... until they reach the semi-finals and the possibility of playing England of course. 

Current favourites are reigning World Champions New Zealand. Some suggest that both finalists could come from the Southern Hemisphere - with the All Blacks facing Australia. Expectation will be high for England too as the home nation.

A lot can happen in a tournament spread over 6 weeks. Let's hope that it will be an inspirational World Cup for the game of rugby, whoever wins in the final on 31 October (Hallow'een).

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