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Japan’s Yokohama Stadium which is famous for hosting 2002 FIFA Football World finale between Germany & Brazil is one among the potential hosts for Rugby World 2019 championship.
The 72 thousand seater stadium wasn’t featured on the primary roster of venues eyeing to house the Rugby World matches yet the World Cup executives have approved the late application sent by this Nippon stadium.
Till now, a list of fifteen cities & prefectures are presently under consideration & the final decision on successful venues would be tentatively declared come 2015.
“Whilst we do consider that the very deadline for application to host the 2019 World Cup games is passed yet we still decided to approve this bid from the Yokohama stadium since we wanted to assure that the esteemed championship is easily available to the huge number of sports fans here in Japan”, stated Akira Shimazu, the chief executive of 2019 Japan Rugby.
“Yokohama’s bid to host the 2019 World would be considered based on its very individual merits as is usual with the other competitors.”
Apart from Yokohama, the other Nippon venues bidding to host the 2019 Rugby World are- Kyoto City , Nagasaki Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefecture & Kumamoto City, Oita Prefecture, Fukuoka City, Osaka Prefecture and Higashi Osaka City , Kobe City, Aichi Prefecture and Toyota City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture and Kumagaya City, Sapporo City, Sendai City and Tokyo.
“The Yokohama international stadium is one of the most eminent sports venues in the entire world and comes up as an iconic name for million football fans who recall this as a landmark stage for hosting the 2002 Football World finale between Brazil & Germany”, noted Bernard Lapasset, the chairman of Rugby World championship.
“We are really delighted to have Yokohama & Kanagawa Prefecture as one of our applicants.”
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Newcastle Falcons recently got associated with the Aviva Premiership from the 29th of May, 2013. Before that the rugby team played one season at the RFU Championship. In the year 2012, Dean Richards was appointed as the director of rugby for Newcastle Falcons. Ever since that year, Richards has been working hard to help Newcastle to perform well at the Premiership.
Newcastle Falcons have lost twenty league games consecutively. Despite this Dean Richards is not panicking and is hopeful that Newcastle has the ability to change the circumstances in the best possible manner.
The rugby team has been a part of the Premiership for about more than eleven months and has not been able to win any of the matches. Even in the match against Wasps on the 28th of September, 2014, the Falcons were defeated.
Richards is of the opinion that the team cannot be judged right now because the season has just started and there are more matches to be played in the future. He said that this time the team has been scoring rugby tries which is something that renews his confidence in the team because last year, Newcastle had been able to score one rugby try only for the first five to six matches.
According to Richards, there are certain things that have to be managed appropriately and individual errors on the part of the players have to be reduced. The skill set of the individual players have to be improved.
Newcastle Falcons are at the 11th position at the Aviva Premiership official standing and their next rugby match is against Exeter Chiefs on the 5th of October, 2014.
Dean Richards is aware of the fact that Exeter Chiefs are extremely good and hardworking. So it is going to be a tough match for Newcastle Falcons. But the team is looking forward to it.
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