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26 Aug 2014

Loughborough University confirmed as an official Team Base for Rugby World Cup 2015

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Loughborough University will be a Team Base for Namibia and Tonga at Rugby World Cup 2015.

The University will also be hosting a play-off winner to be confirmed in October.

The Loughborough University Team Base will consist of outdoor pitches and indoor training facilities comprising the Sir David Wallace Sports Hall, 50 metre swimming pool and Powerbase gym.

England Rugby 2015, the Organising Committee for Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015), has announced the approved list of 41 Team Bases that will host the 20 participating teams during the Tournament, taking place in England and in Cardiff

Ben Aherne, Sports Business Development Manager at Loughborough University said:

“I am delighted that Loughborough University has been selected as an official Team Base for Rugby World Cup 2015, and that we will host some of the teams who will be playing matches in the Midlands region.

“We have built our reputation on sporting excellence and have vast experience of hosting elite teams that have competed at global sporting events.

“Therefore we look forward to welcoming teams onto our campus and supporting their preparations for the Tournament.”

The full press release can be found here.