TW ICK EN­HAM STA­DIUM SOUTH-WEST LON­DON

NZ Rugby World Tournament Guide - - WORLD CUP VENUES -

CA­PAC­ITY: 82,000 NOR­MAL USE: Home of Eng­land Rugby POP­U­LA­TION OF LON­DON: 8.5 mil­lion SOUTH-WEST LON­DON IS FA­MOUS FOR..? Wim­ble­don – ten­nis and the Wombles – the last part of the boat race.

RWC GAMES

ENG­LAND V FIJI // ENG­LAND V WALES // ENG­LAND V AUS­TRALIA // AUS­TRALIA V WALES // ITALY V FRANCE // QUAR­TER FI­NAL 2 // QUAR­TER FI­NAL 4 // SEMI // FI­NAL 1 // SEMI FI­NAL 2 // FI­NAL

The show­piece of the event and ar­guably the most im­pres­sive and in­tim­i­dat­ing rugby ground in the world. It is a se­ri­ously good sta­dium – tow­er­ing stands and per­fect views from ev­ery seat. The noise can be deaf­en­ing and the sur­face is pris­tine. Out­side there is a sense of oc­ca­sion and history – there’s no es­cap­ing that Eng­land is the birthplace of the game. Twick­en­ham has been host­ing rugby for more than a cen­tury but World Cup 2015 will be its finest mo­ment.

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