St George's Park to host Ireland rugby team for 2015 World Cup

St George's Park to host Ireland rugby team for 2015 World Cup

IRELAND’S official team base for the 2015 Rugby World Cup has been confirmed as St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

The English Football Association’s national centre for football will host both the Six Nation champions and the Argentinian team when the tournament kicks off next September across England.

England Rugby 2015, the Organising Committee for Rugby World Cup 2015, today announced the list of 41 Team Bases that will host the 20 participating teams between September 18 and October 31 2015.

Michael Kearney, Ireland team manager said: “The Ireland Team Management are delighted that during the 2015 Rugby World Cup the Ireland team will be based at St George’s Park for a portion of our time at the tournament.

“Team bases play a vital role in team preparation and it is important that the facilities are of a world class standard while also providing a positive atmosphere for the players and management in between training and team activities.”

St. George’s Park managing director, Julie Harrington said of the “Both teams staying here will compete at Wembley Stadium and I look forward to welcoming both Ireland and Argentina to St. George’s Park to ensure they have everything they need to prepare for the tournament in the best possible environment.”

London Irish rugby club will host Wales and Fiji at their new training ground in Hazelwood, Spelthorne, for their pool games for Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015).

Hazelwood will also host teams for the knock-out stages, which culminates in the final on October 31 2015 at Twickenham Stadium.

Host nation England's main training base will be at Pennyhill Park.