The World Cup runs until 31 October and will be played in stadiums across England and at the Millernnium Stadium in Cardiff
18 September 2015
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Rugby World Cup
Hosts: England Dates: 18 September-31 October
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra, BBC local radio, plus live text commentary on every match on the BBC Sport website.
Further coverage: BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio.
England will kick off the eighth Rugby World Cup on Friday when they take on Fiji at Twickenham.
The hosts are aiming to repeat their success of 2003, when Jonny Wilkinson’s dramatic drop-goal saw them become
champions for the only time.
Around 2.3 million of the 2.45 million tickets have been sold for 48 games.
New Zealand are defending champions, Wales are in a
with England and Australia, while Ireland and Scotland also hope to progress.
In addition to fourth-ranked England and fifth-ranked Wales, who meet in a hugely important match on the second weekend of the tournament, Pool A contains two more sides in the top nine of the world rankings in second-placed Australia and Fiji.
The 20-team World Cup, which runs until 31 October, will take place in stadiums across England and at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Source:: BBC UK