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    Organisers of the Rugby World Cup, taking place between September and October 2015 in England, have added an innovation to help novice fans learn the complex rules of the game. During the matches, fans will have access to simplified, in-game commentary with detailed explanations of the rules related to what is currently happening in each match.

    This was revealed when tournament organisers unveiled some of their plans for Britain's greatest global sporting event since the London 2012 Olympic Games. A report in the Daily Telegraph on April 29th had proposed some of the terms and rules that will be in the “Idiot’s guide to rugby union”. But now more details have been given about the organiser's mode of enlightening new fans about rugby.
    Fans who come to the stadium early will be able to watch short films on a large screen before all the 48 matches of the World Cup. All the complicated elements of the game will be explained through these videos. Also, a rugby expert and a pitch-side presenter will offer interesting analysis before each match, at half-time, and at the end of each game.

    However, all the videos shown on the large screens will be available for download free of charge just before the tournament begins. These films provide information on rugby jargon and rules. They will also offer explanations on kicking, the line-out, the breakdown and the format of the entire World Cup event.

    Spectators at this World Cup will have the opportunity to buy the famous Ref!Link in-ear live commentary service that will also offer a fresh channel created specially for novice fans. For ₤10, a fan will be allowed to listen to the referee, the live commentary by the host broadcasting station, or the simplified guide for new fans.

    As the organisers marked 30 days prior to the opening game of the tournament, they gave more details about the opening ceremony – a brief performance tagged: “Breaking New Ground” will be used to tell the story of rugby from its inception till date.

    To honour all the participating nations, special choirs will sing each country's national anthem. This is a departure from the former practice of allowing solo artists to sing the anthems. Furthermore, the Ferris wheel at the London Eye will be decorated with the flags of all the 20 participating teams: France, Canada, Romania, Italy, Ireland, Georgia, Argentina, Tonga, Namibia, New Zealand, Samoa, South Africa, USA, Japan, Scotland, Fiji, Wales, Australia, Uruguay, and England. Within each capsule, people will be able to see images from rugby fans in different parts of the world.

    The organisers revealed that the roof of the Twickenham will remain lit for 24 hours daily for the entire 6-week event. Also, live screening for the closing ceremony on October 31st will commence at different Fan Zones. One of them will be located in Central London, and Trafalgar Square is likely to be the venue for this zone.
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