Overall for 2015, PwC expects the average daily rate for London to grow by 1.8 per cent to £142 while the regions are expected to see growth of 4.6 to £67 – partly driven by the Rugby World Cup.
The RFU will continue to expand All Schools with the aim of increasing the number of state schools participating in the programme to 750 by the time of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
He says: “That’s more a mindset of playing test rugby”.
“I’ve had more people contact me wanting to play or get back in the game than in any of the previous nine years I’ve been coach”. Let us know by commenting below! “It’s incumbent on us to ensure they stay and enjoy the camaraderie and ethos”.
And no doubt, the tournament in England has already produced a few rather incredible moments, not least including Japan’s historic victor over 2007 winners South Africa courtesy of a last-minute try and Wales’ stunning comeback against England last Saturday night despite a plethora of their key players being stretchered off.
Exeter’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone is proving so popular, extra provisions are being brought in to cope with a high demand from thirsty fans.
Taff said: “Medway is predominantly a football area, but more and more schools are taking up rugby because of its core values – team work, respect, enjoyment, discipline, sportsmanship”.
Headteacher Piers Tolson is a rugby coach in his spare time and is keen to get pupils involved in the sport. “We’re going to help them and they want to be a standalone rugby team”.
Online searches for hotel rooms in London between 24 and 28 September – when England played Wales at Twickenham stadium – surged by 48 per cent compared with the same weekend a year ago, according to figures seen by City A.M.
“A lot of the lads said “you’re not gloating”, said Taff.
If Carter hadn’t responded to the challenge posed by fly-half rival Lima Sopoaga, it would have been the 24-year-old Highlanders player travelling to England rather than the world record test points scorer considered one of the best No 10s to have played the game. “It’s not a done deal”.