TORONTO – With Canada’s rugby victory over the U.S. on Aug. 24, fans can start thinking about a trip to Britain in 2015 to cheer the Canadian team on at the Rugby World Cup.
Canada clinched a spot in the tournament when it beat the American squad 13-11 at Toronto’s BMO Field.
The world cup will be staged in September and October 2015 at “some of the U.K.’s most iconic rugby venues,” says Britain’s VisitEngland tourism organization. Canada’s first match will take place Sept. 19, 2015, against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Other cup venues include Villa Park (Birmingham), Leicester City Stadium (Leicester), St. James’ Park (Newcastle upon Tyne), Wembley Stadium (London), Brighton Community Stadium (Brighton), Kingsholm Stadium (Gloucester), Stadiummk (Milton Keynes), Elland Road (Leeds), Sandy Park (Exeter), Olympic Stadium (London) and Manchester City Stadium (Manchester).
The final is set for Oct. 31 at London’s Twickenham Stadium.