Rugby Union - England get extra home comfort at 2015 World Cup

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The Rugby World Cup Webb Ellis trophy stands on display on the bridge of the HMS Iron Duke (F234), a Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy, at Table Bay Harbour on August 20, 2014, in Cape Town. The vessel is on a short break from its duty patrolling the Gulf of Guinea, where crew has been working with partner nations to share experiences, offer training and work against piracy, high seas armed robbery and other illicit maritime activities. It welcomes onboard the Webb Ellis Cup, as part of the fifth leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour. AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH (AFP Photo/RODGER BOSCH)

- Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup after it was announced Tuesday they would be at their regular training base for most of the event.

The Pennyhill Park hotel in Bagshot, south-west of London, is where England base themselves during the end-of-year internationals and the Six Nations.

Those familiar surroundings will also play host to coach Stuart Lancaster's squad for at least the pool phase of next year's World Cup as England seek to lift the Webb Ellis trophy for the second time after their 2003 triumph in Australia.


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