Coventry set to host Rugby WC

Coventry's Ricoh Arena has been shortlisted as one of 17 stadiums in contention to play host to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Last Updated: 08/10/12 at 13:10

Ricoh Arena: Possible rugby host

Ricoh Arena: Possible rugby host

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Tournament organisers England Rugby 2015 on Monday morning published the list of potential grounds, which will be finalised and reduced to 10-12 early in the new year.

Gloucester's Kingsholm is the only Aviva Premiership rugby ground on the list, which includes Twickenham, the Millennium Stadium, the Olympic Stadium, Wembley and some of the biggest club football stadia in the country.

Midlands possibilities include the Ricoh Arena, Villa Park, Leicester's King Power Stadium and Derby's Pride Park.

The Ricoh Arena, under the guise of the City of Coventry Stadium, played host to Olympic football during this summer's Games.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson insists his players must forget about their win against Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has been trying to make Leicester forget about their Manchester United win ever since they beat them 5-3.

Transfer news: Andre Schurrle nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Wolfsburg

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is closing on a move back to Germany after agreeing to personal terms with Wolfsburg.

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company