England Rugby Step Up Rugby World Cup 2015 Planning

September 18, 2012

With three years left until the Rugby World kicks off in Twickenham, the England Rugby 2015 (ER2015) organising body and tournament owners Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) are confident of creating a lasting legacy for England and the development of the sport worldwide.

Besides organising a successful tournament, both ER2015 and RWCL face the difficult challenge of providing international class facilities for visiting teams and supporters.

Brett Gosper, RWCL Managing Director, said: “Rugby World Cup Limited is confident that, as we reach this key landmark, the planning and preparation is on track and in line with previous Rugby World Cups.

“Three years to go traditionally and naturally sees a step up in planning triggered by the Pool Allocation Draw and through a strong partnership with ER 2015 we are perfectly positioned to kick on into a significant year for the delivery of what promises to be the biggest Rugby World Cup to date.

“Sport is very much at the forefront of people’s minds in Britain thanks to a phenomenal Olympic and Paralympic Games and we will learn from that experience and continue to focus on the delivery of a tournament that will be great for sports fans in Britain and great for the global Rugby family.”

ER 2015 Chairman Andy Cosslett believes the three year landmark offers the perfect opportunity to pen in the next steps for the tournamed.

“The number one priority for ER 2015 is to ensure the organisation of a first class event that meets the needs of players, coaches, spectators and the global development of the Game,” said Cosslett.

“We’ve been working very closely with tournament owners Rugby World Cup Limited and the RFU, and are confident that the groundwork is in place for an outstanding Tournament.

“We have a big year in front of us and Rugby fans around the world can look forward to the selection of the venues that will be at the very heart of this nationwide festival of Rugby and culture, the match schedule that will bring together the world’s top teams, the high-level ticketing strategy and the continuation of the global qualification process.”