The English are passionate about their rugby. The country has world-class facilities and consistently produces teams and players that are amongst the best in the world. England recently celebrated a successful bid to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The event will see rugby enthusiasts from all over the world travelling to England by plane, train and boat to cheer for their teams and be part of one of the biggest events in the rugby union calendar.
Both rugby union and rugby league are popular in England, a distinct geographical division has occurred over the years that sees rugby league played predominantly in the north of England, while rugby union is often associated with the south. Teams from both disciplines are often based in major urban centres, so fans travelling to watch their team in action should find transport by bus and train fairly straightforward.
Twickenham Stadium is often referred to as the home of English rugby. The stadium, found in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is the biggest rugby union stadium in England and the fifth biggest stadium in Europe overall. Fans visiting the stadium can take advantage of London's regular shuttle bus services and its quick and efficient underground network to get to the major tournaments. There are many national as well as international tournaments held at Twickenham, such as the Middlesex Sevens, Guinness Premiership and the Investec Challenge Series.