Rugby World Cup 2015

2015 Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to Exeter

The Rugby World Cup takes place from Friday 18th September 2015, with the opening match at Twickenham through to Saturday 31st October 2015 for the final match – hopefully with England playing!

Stay at Dawlish Warren

If you love Rugby why not make the most of your trip to Exeter and bring the family! Stay a few days or more to experience the very best days out the West Country has to offer – Dawlish Warren with accommodation to suit all budgets makes a great base for Exeter (11 miles) which is a modern, stylish cultural city; surrounded by award winning countryside.

Visit Exeter

Steeped in history, Exeter’s 2,000-year-old Roman walls reveal the cosmopolitan High Street and ultra modern Princesshay shopping centre, the historic Cathedral Green and cobbled Gandy Street with its amazing little shops. There’s a John Lewis too. Wander down to the ancient Quay where you’ll find the café terraces and galleries, a perfect place for a lazy cycle ride or walk beside the River Exe and Exeter Canal.

The Rugby World Cup

Three Rugby World Cup games will be held at Sandy Park – home to Exeter Chiefs, which is located just outside Exeter. It has a capacity of 12,300, so sign up for ticket notifications on the official Rugby World Cup website.

Exeter Dates - Rugby World Cup 2015
Tuesday 29th September 2015 16.45 Tonga v Africa 1
Wednesday 7th October 2015 20.00 Africa 1 v Georgia
Sunday 11th October 2015 14.30 Italy v Romania

Tickets for all 48 matches will go on general sale on September 12th – 29th, 2014.

As with premiership matches held at Sandy Park, there will be no match day parking at the stadium during Rugby World Cup. It is advisable to plan your visit to Sandy Park using public transport. For more information visit on match day transport visit the Sandy Park website.

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Exeter Fanzone

A Fanzone, located in Northernhay Gardens in Exeter, will be open with FREE entry throughout Rugby World Cup, and will show live matches on a big screen, hold a variety of events and entertainment for fans and families, and a wide range of food stalls. A Festival of Rugby will be held in Exeter and the Heart of Devon to keep you entertained whilst you are visiting Exeter before, during and after Rugby World Cup to add to your holiday experience.