Exeter ready to give West country welcome

(ER 2015) Monday 28 July 2014
Exeter ready to give West country welcome
Exeter's Sandy Park is one of two club rugby grounds to be used at RWC 2015

Part 2 of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Cities and Venues Series takes us to the south west of England and to the historic city of Exeter. Located on the River Exe in the county of Devon, one of the country’s traditional Rugby heartlands, Exeter will host three matches at RWC 2015.

Georgia, Italy, Namibia, Romania and Tonga will all play at the newly renovated Sandy Park, home to English Premiership outfit Exeter Chiefs. Namibia in particular will be looking to make Exeter a home from home next year, with two of their Pool C matches set to be played here.

Tonga and Namibia will kick off the action on September 29. The Welwitschias will then remain in the south west for their next test against Georgia eight days later. Finally, Italy and Romania will bring down the curtain on Sandy Park’s involvement in the tournament on October 11.

In this episode;

  • Romans set for Exeter return after nearly 2,000 years
  • Locals ready to embrace different cultures
  • Chiefs expecting three sell-outs
  • Vainikolo waiting to welcome compatriots
  • Your 60-second guide to Exeter