Thursday September 17, 2015
If you have a passion for rugby, you will certainly know there are some great matches lined up to continue the rugby World Cup this October. Wales and Fiji start things off on 1st October at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, while France and Canada go head-to-head at the Stadiummk in Milton Keynes.
It doesn’t end there though. New Zealand and Georgia play each other the day after in Cardiff, while the weekend sees no fewer than five matches taking place. The pairings on Saturday are Samoa vs Japan, South Africa vs Scotland and England vs Australia, with the latter match taking place at Twickenham.
The Leicester City Stadium is the venue for Argentina vs Tonga on Sunday, while Ireland vs Italy face off in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park stadium in London on the same day.
The winners of the various group matches will then go on to play each other depending on which teams come out on top. The quarter finals take place on Saturday 17th October and Sunday 18th October, while the semi-finals take place the weekend after that. By the end of that day we will know which two teams will face off for third place on Friday 30th October. That match will take place on Friday 30th October at The Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
The big match, the final, will be on Saturday 31st October at Twickenham in London. This will see the winners of the two semi-finals going head-to-head for the rugby World Cup title. Who do you think will get that far to have a chance at taking the title? It remains to be seen. Whoever does take the title will get the chance to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, a gold cup that is most impressive.
It has been four years since the last competition, and that was won by New Zealand. They beat France in the final. It was their second title, having won back in 1987 as well. This year the host country is England. Will this give us the luck we might need to win the title like we did in 2003? We have been the runners-up on two other occasions as well. You never know whether it could happen again.