THE region is getting ready for a home Rugby World Cup, starting tomorrow (Friday, September 18).
Hosts England start the 2015 Rugby World Cup with a Pool A match against Fiji at Twickenham tomorrow night (Friday).
The North-East will get its share of the action, with Newcastle United’s St James’ Park hosting three pool stage fixtures and the might New Zealand All Blacks using The Northern Echo Arena in Darlington as their tournament training base.
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Carrville Methodist Church, near Durham, is getting into the spirit, by screening matches live.
England’s pool matches, plus most knock-out games will be shown.
The church has also been decorated specially for the competition.
There will be non-alcoholic refreshments available and entry is free.
Reverend Andy Longe said: “All are welcome to this community celebration of rugby.”
St James’ Park will host South Africa v Scotland on October 3, New Zealand v Tonga on October 9 and Samoa v Scotland on October 10.
The final will be at Twickenham on October 31.