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Zoo gorilla plays ball

England’s chances in the Rugby World Cup would be greatly improved if they had this chap in the line-up.

Male Western lowland gorilla Pertinax lives at Paignton Zoo in Devon. He‘s around 6 feet from head to toe – modest for a professional rugby player these days, but he weighs in at a hefty 190 kilos - and it’s pretty much all muscle. At 37 he’s a bit of a senior now, but even the All...

Dogs Trust cheers on World Cup contenders

As the final few teams prepare to battle it out in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe have nicknamed four three-month-old Lurcher puppies after the tournament’s top teams, in the hope that they will be victorious in finding a new home.

Staff have been putting the pups, nicknamed Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Wales through their paces with a whole...

History made at Sandy Park

History was made yesterday when Exeter played host to its first Rugby World Cup game.

In front of just over 10,000 people, Tonga bounced back from their opening game defeat to Georgia to re-establish themselves firmly back in the mix In Pool C following their 35-21 victory over Namibia at Sandy Park.

The South Sea Islanders produced a strong first half showing to lead 22-7 at...

Plymouth prepares to welcome Namibian rugby team

Rugby World Cup 2015 is officially under way and Plymouth is preparing to welcome the Namibian team and host a number of special events celebrating the great game.

Plymouth will be Namibia’s Team Base for the two fixtures at Exeter Chiefs’ home ground Sandy Park and players will be based primarily at the University of St Mark & St John. They will also have the option to use...

Plymouth band to headline in Exeter

Plymouth band ‘Land Of The Giants’ are to headline at Exeter Castle, after playing six Stages at this years Glastonbury Festival!

Exeter Castle is celebrating the Rugby World Cup by running a series of events throughout the season in the castle courtyard. To include a huge festival stage, two giant marquee’s, local food & drink suppliers and live music!

A major highlight...

Additional Rugby World Cup tickets on sale

Fans across the world have just 50 days to go until the start of Rugby World Cup 2015, hosted in England and in Cardiff between September 18 and October 31, 2015.

As the countdown continues, to what is predicted to be the biggest Rugby World Cup to date, fans will today have further opportunities to be part of Rugby World Cup 2015 as an additional 30,000 tickets go on general sale from...

Namibian manager tours Plymouth’s Rugby World Cup training venues

Wessel Kotze, Operations and Logistics Manager for the Namibian rugby team, was in Plymouth at the weekend touring the city’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Team Base venues.

Plymouth will be Namibia’s Team Base while they are playing their two fixtures at Sandy Park in Exeter and Mr Kotze was on a fact-finding visit ahead of the Tournament, taking place in England and Cardiff between 18...

RWC2015 official ticket resale service

With six months to go to Rugby World Cup 2015, Tournament Organisers England Rugby 2015, has today confirmed details of the official resale service for Rugby World Cup 2015 match tickets, which will launch next week through

The service will allow fans to sell tickets for any matches they can no longer attend, at face value, through a secure, transparent and...

Remaining RWC2015 tickets go on sale

The remaining tickets from the September general sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 went on sale this week to unsuccessful fans who applied for tickets via the ballot.

From midday (GMT) today (November 28) the general public will be able to buy remaining tickets through

Following the strong demand for tickets in September, with over 950,000 sold through...

500 day countdown to Rugby World Cup

Exeter Chiefs players, school children and city representatives revealed a giant calendar at Sandy Park today (May 6) to mark 500 days to go to Rugby World Cup 2015.

The calendar revealed the date when tickets for all 48 matches, including three fixtures at Sandy Park, will go on sale to the general public: September 12, with the application window closing on September 29, 2014. From...