Accommodation for the Big Rugby Tournament 2015
The scene is set for a memorable sporting spectacle this autumn, as the world’s finest rugby players lock horns at venues across England and Wales. As well as the eagerly anticipated games, there’s plenty to appreciate off the pitch too, as the tournament’s host cities give you plenty of excuses to explore the many local attractions.
Where to stay?
With the first matches just around the corner, it’s not too late to book a cost-effective HomeAway rental and combine the exciting action with a short getaway. Use our helpful guide below to escape the scrum and find your spacious, convenient rental.
Three of the capital’s stadia will be used during the tournament: the Olympic Stadium, Wembley Stadium, and Twickenham, which will host the final on 31 October. As one of the most exciting cities in the world, London offers something for all ages and tastes, and is sure to be the most popular destination for visitors. Search now to secure your home near the home of rugby.
Manchester and Leeds / North West
England play their last pool match at Manchester City Stadium on 10 October. From its industrial origins, Manchester has grown into a culturally thriving city, mixing art galleries and museums with shopping malls and trendy quayside bars. Just over the Pennines lies Leeds, a bustling student town that plays host to the Scottish team on 27 September, with Italy facing Canada at the city’s Elland Road ground on the following day.
Located on England’s south coast, Brighton is full of charming character. Take a stroll along the colourful seafront, encompassing Brighton Pier and the famous pebble beach. Brighton Community Stadium will welcome South Africa v Japan and Samoa v USA on the weekend of 19/20 September.
Birmingham and Leicester / East Midlands
Historic Leicester hosts three matches in October, featuring exciting teams such as Argentina, Tonga, and Canada. A short drive away is Birmingham, another lively city that has made the transition from industrial powerhouse to modern tourist destination. The second city’s Villa Park stadium is the venue for South Africa v Samoa and Australia v Uruguay on the weekend of 26/27 September.
Cardiff / Glamorgan
Wales’ capital city boasts the exquisite Millennium Stadium, a towering venue that befits the country’s fervent love of all things rugby. A host of matches will take place here, from the early pool stage through to two Quarter Final games on 17/18 October.
Newcastle / Tyne & Wear
The most northerly fixtures of the tournament take place at St James’ Park, and feature high profile teams such as Scotland, New Zealand, and South Africa. Newcastle is a vibrant city with legendary nightlife and a beautiful quayside flanked by restaurants and museums.
Set amongst beautiful rolling countryside, the historic town of Gloucester has a rich rugby heritage, with Kingsholm Stadium first staging an international rugby fixture back in 1900. The locals are passionate about their rugby, so you can guarantee a fantastic atmosphere at each of the four games that will kick off in Gloucester.
Exeter / Devon
The coastal county of Devon is home to some of the UK’s finest beaches and is a popular holiday destination for many families. Exeter’s Sandy Park will be the setting for three games, giving visitors even more reasons to flock to this picturesque corner of England.