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World field, home soil

World field, home soil – Durham celebrates the Rugby World Cup 2015

19 September 2015 - 4 October 2015 , 10:00 to 17:00
Palace Green Library

From its inception in 1987, as a competition for 16 invited teams, the Rugby World Cup has grown to be one of the most important events in the international sporting calendar.

The 2015 competition is hosted by England, and qualifying matches are being held in stadiums around the country. St. James’s Park, Newcastle, will be one of the venues. To celebrate, this display showcases match balls from the England team’s campaign and spectacular victory at the 2003 tournament.

On loan from the World Rugby Museum, Twickenham, on display will be:

Ball from the 2003 quarter final between England and Wales

Saturday 19 September to Friday 2 October, 2015


Ball from the 2003 final between England and Australia

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October, 2015


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see iconic objects from a very special moment in the history of English rugby.

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