The IRB Rugby World Cup has arrived on our door step once again. This time 2015 England play host to this famous competition.The first Rugby World Cup was held in 1987, hosted by Australia and New Zealand . Since the first tournament, six others have been held at four-year intervals. The most recent tournament was held in New Zealand in 2011, and was won by the New Zealand All Blacks. Twenty teams for various rugby playing countries will take part.
Most you will recognize as the obvious ones: All Black, France, host nation England and Ireland. But other team not just making up the numbers will also take part. Such teams as Fiji, Samoa, The US Eagles will all certainly be giving of their best. You will also have rugby developing countries such as Japan, Uruguay, Romania, Canada.
The competition is centred on 4 Pools with 5 teams in each pool.
Pool A: Australia, England, Wales, Fiji, Uruguay.
Pool B: South Africa, Samoa, Japan, Scotland, USA.
Pool C: New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, Georgia, Nambia.
Pool D: France, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Romania
At this stage most of the teams will have had a number of challenge matches . These events give the onerous opportunity to the coaching team to choose their final travelling party. These matches also bring injuries problems. Ireland lost the presence of flanker Tommy O Donnell. He dislocated his hip in a World Cup warm up against Wales.
The Munster player, was taken off on a stretcher in the 75th minute of Ireland’s 35-21 win in Cardiff. He was hoping to play in his first World Cup. A double injury crisis occurred to Wales in their Warm up round against England. Leigh Halfpenny, the full-back and points-kicker ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. Not only but Rhys Webb sustained ankle ligament damage, and also an injury to his knee.
But it is all part and parcel of the tournament preparation, and risks have to be taken.
The fact that it is being held in London and other parts of the UK will add to the occasion both for players and supporters.
From our point of view at www.goholidaylets.com we have been busy renting our short stay self catering accommodation London and our excellent self-catering Birmingham. The excellent transport links be it air, sea, road or rail mean all those involved in this great occasion can arrive with complications.
The venues are well chosen :
Twickenham, London. The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Sandy Park, Exeter. Manchester City Stadium, Manchester. Kingsholm, Gloucester. Villa Park Birmingham. Stadiummk, Milton Keynes. Leicester City Stadium, Leicester. St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Wembley Stadium, London. Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton.
IRB websites will completed travel guidelines for each venue.
“Accommodation spoiled for chose.”
All the venue locations provide excellent accommodation providers. From highly rated hotels to excellent B&B type accommodation. Our preference of course is the self-catering route where you can based the whole family or a group of friends in the one service apartments development. Apart from www.goholidaylets.com they are a multitude of informative websites to meet every need.
May the best team win as long as it is Ireland.