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Scottish Rugby Union will study bid for 2015 World Cup

Scottish Rugby Union will study bid for 2015 World Cup

Scotland wants to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The Scottish Rugby Union has the support of EventScotland, an organization responsible for bringing major events to the country, and will take part in a feasibility study to host the tournament.
"Rugby is a big thing for us and there's an opportunity to get the top event," EventScotland chief executive Dave Williams said. "Because of the way it is rotated between northern and southern hemispheres, I think it is possible."
The SRU's bid to host or co-host the 2015 tournament might depend on the success of Scotland's 2007 World Cup matches against Romania and New Zealand at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in September.
France is hosting the 2007 World Cup, but there are also matches in Scotland and Wales.
"The feasibility study will cover many different areas such as the cost of making a bid, the bid structure, the ability to meet the bid criteria for 2015 and the benefits of staging the 2015 Rugby World Cup," an SRU statement said. "Issues such as infrastructure, funding sources and the potential for other home unions becoming involved in the bid, will also be fully considered."
Japan, which lost the right to host the 2011 World Cup to New Zealand, is likely to be a front-runner for the 2015 tournament.