London's Olympic Stadium will host four matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the International Rugby Board (IRB) said on Thursday (May 2).

Losing 2011 finalists France will play their second match of Pool D at the Olympic Stadium against Europe 2 on September 23 with champions New Zealand taking on Africa 1 there the following day. The stadium will also stage Ireland against Italy on October 4 and South Africa versus Americas 2 on October 7.

England will kick off the tournament against Oceania 1, probably Fiji, at Twickenham on September 18.

Their key pool games against Australia and Wales will also be at the 80,000 capacity stadium, as will the Wales v Australia clash.

Twickenham will host five games with six at the Millennium Stadium, though only two featuring Wales, and Wembley will host two matches, including New Zealand against Argentina.

Other host venues include St James' Park Newcastle, Leicester's King Power Stadium and Gloucester's Kingsholm.

Organisers have promised the IRB ticket sales of 2.9 million pounds as part of their aim to reach a revenue target of 80 million pounds.

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