In anticipation of England facing Australia at Twickenham on Saturday, hoping to qualify from pool A after a crushing defeat to Wales, we take a look at what’s been going on so far in the Rugby World Cup. As a host city, we are celebrating the vibrant city of Newcastle and Jules B headquarters, as Saturday also marks St. James’ Park playing host to South Africa taking on Scotland.
Voice of the Rugby World Cup, Brit award winning artist Ella Eyre is lending her support to the every voice counts campaign with a new recording of ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’. Accompanied by fans Ella Eyre released the single in September marking the start of the rugby world cup. Ella was at Twickenham to watch the nail-biting England vs Wales match spoke highly of the campaign, “I’m so proud to be singing Swing Low and getting behind the team in a World Cup year on home soil,” said Ella. With fans featuring on the official single of the legendary rugby track, it’s hoped the song will instill a sense of hope to drive the England team forward, perhaps poignantly needed after last Saturday’s crushing defeat.
Kate Middleton made a rare public appearance accompanied by Prince William, Prince Harry and Prime Minister, David Cameron for the opening celebrations of the Rugby World cup. With an almost capacity 80,015 attendance at Twickenham, the royals saw England triumphant in a 35-11 win over Fiji.
We’ll be watching with anticipation to see how England fare against our age-old rivals from down under and supporting our neighboring team, Scotland as they play in our home city of Newcastle this weekend. For more on the Rugby World Cup 2015 and fixtures for the rest of the tournament click here.