Cardiff mooted as RWC 2015 venue

The International Rugby Board are considering hosting some of Wales’ World Cup matches in 2015 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

England won the right to host the event and organisers are expected to make use of some of the country’s numerous world-class football stadia.

The venues will be confirmed once the tournament dates are finalised with the pool draw to follow in November. However, IRB chief executive Mike Miller said travel logistics could make the 75 000-seater Millennium an option.

‘Yes there is an issue of Wales playing at “home”, but for people in the west of England, it’s much easier to get to Cardiff than it is to get London,’ Miller said.

‘Firstly we will set the dates for the tournament, then we will see what stadia are available and move forward from there. No decision has been taken on use of the Millennium Stadium yet. That will be part of the meeting.’