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Ireland to play 2015 Rugby World Cup games at Millennium Stadium, Wembley and the London 2012 Olympic Stadium

Updated: Thursday, 02 May 2013 12:06 | Comments

Ireland will play two of their four 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D matches at Millennium Stadium
Ireland will play two of their four 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D matches at Millennium Stadium

By Tadhg Peavoy

Ireland's 2015 Rugby World Cup matches are to be played at Millennium Stadium, Wembley Stadium and the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, it has been announced today.

Ireland will open their RWC Pool D campaign against the top team qualifying from the Americas region at Millennium Stadium on Saturday 19 September.

Next up for Ireland will be the second-placed Europe qualifier at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 27 September. Ireland last played at Wembley in 1999 when they defeated Wales 29-23 in the Five Nations Championship.

The third match in Ireland's schedule is against Italy at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday 4 October.

Their final clash in Pool D will be against France at Millennium Stadium on Sunday 11 October.

If Ireland win Pool D, they will face the Pool C runners-up at Millennium Stadium on Sunday 18 October.

If Ireland finish runners-up in Pool D, they will face the winners of Pool C, also at Millennium Stadium, on Saturday 17 October.

Both semi-finals are to be played at Twickenham (24 and 25 October), as is the final itself on Saturday 31 October.

The bronze final will be played at the Olympic Stadium on Friday 30 October.

The tournament will open at Twickenham Stadium on Friday 18 September where hosts England will face the top-qualified team from the Oceania group.

The full list of 13 match venues and host cities selected for the tournament are: Twickenham Stadium (London), Wembley Stadium (London), Olympic Stadium (London), Millennium Stadium (Cardiff), Manchester City Stadium (Manchester), St James’ Park (Newcastle), Elland Road (Leeds), Leicester City Stadium (Leicester), Villa Park (Birmingham), Kingsholm Stadium (Gloucester), stadiummk (Milton Keynes), Brighton Community Stadium (Brighton) and Sandy Park (Exeter).

View the full list of 2015 Rugby World Cup fixtures here.

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