RWC 2015: No plans for segregation
April 29, 2014
Rival fans will be able to sit next to each other at the next World Cup © Getty Images
Organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup have denied reports they are considering implementing segregation for next year's tournament.
Reports in Tuesday's Daily Telegraph said "RWC 2015 is looking into is the grouping of fans so that they can make maximum noise in one homogenous block". The news prompted outcry on Twitter with supporters criticising the suggestion.
Ex-England hooker Brian Moore was at the forefront of those criticising the call and the official Twitter account for next year's tournament denied the rumours on Tuesday.
Their view was echoed by IRB CEO Brett Gosper, who said:
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