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Meet Rugby World Cup stars in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 15:08 21 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:08 21 September 2015

The Olympic Stadium is one of the Rugby World Cup venues

The Olympic Stadium is one of the Rugby World Cup venues

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If you swing low in your sweet chariot to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, you could meet some of rugby’s biggest stars.

On Saturday, former New Zealand winger Jonah Lomu will be chatting and signing autographs at the Rugby World Cup Fanzone.

Saturday, October 3 will see All Blacks captain Justin Marshall take centre stage, while Serge Betsen and Kyran Bracken are set to appear the following weekend.

England’s World Cup winner Iain Balshaw will appear on Saturday, October 31 – the day of the final.

The Fanzone, on the South Lawn, is available for ticket holders only on match days at the stadium, closing an hour before kick-off and not reopening afterwards.

It will be open to all every weekend throughout the tournament, with no unaccompanied under 15s allowed in.

A giant screen will show matches from elsewhere in the country while fans can enjoy live music and test out their rugby skills.


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