THE MILLENNIUM Stadium will host matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
England was confirmed to host rugby’s showpiece event two years ago and now the 74,500-seat stadium in Cardiff will also see a slice of the action after receiving approval from the International Rugby Board.
“The venue is ideally positioned as a gateway to the tournament for fans from Wales and the South West and I am sure that it will add another exciting dimension for fans attending Rugby World Cup 2015,” said IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset.
Details of the schedule of matches to be played at the Millennium Stadium will be confirmed when the full tournament structure is announced.
The Rugby Football Union will confirm the rest of the competition's stadia next year, but Wales is the only nation outside of the host country that will hold matches.
Wales had supported England's successful bid to host the tournament and they were chosen ahead of rival bids by Italy, Japan and South Africa in 2009.
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