London's Olympic Stadium confirmed as 2015 World Cup venues

London’s Olympic Stadium was confirmed as one of 13 venues for the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup in England and will stage five matches, tournament organisers announced Thursday.

England will play the opening match of the tournament at their Twickenham headquarters in south-west London on Friday September 18 against a team from the Oceania qualifying group, most likely Fiji.

Twickenham will also host two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final, with the other two quarter-finals at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium — the only non-English venue.

Venues announced Thursday for the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup in England: Twickenham (10 matches), Wembley (two matches), Olympic Stadium (five matches), Millennium Stadium, Cardiff/WAL, (eight matches), Eastland’s, Manchester (one match), St James’ Park, Newcastle (three matches), Eland Road, Leeds (two matches), King Power Stadium, Leicester (three matches), Villa Park, Birmingham (two matches), Kingsholm, Gloucester (four matches), stadiummk, Milton Keynes (three matches), Amex Stadium, Brighton (two matches) and Sandy Park, Exeter (three matches),