Published: 28 August 2014

Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to Surrey

Surrey Sports Park to be an official Team Base for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

The £36 million facility, owned by the University, has been chosen as a base for Italy and Ireland before and during the tournament - the world's third largest sporting event - which takes place in England and Wales between September 18 and October 31 2015.

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The University of Surrey is ranked number one for sports facilities (i-graduate Student Barometer, autumn 2013) coming first out of 44 institutions globally.

As well as offering an Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art gym and pitches for a wide variety of sports, Surrey Sports Park has an impressive history of hosting elite teams and athletes, including the English Premiership’s Harlequins, seventeen Olympic and Paralympic nations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup champions, England.

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