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Sign up to join 'The Pack' Rugby World Cup 2015 Volunteer Programme

Rugby World Cup 2015

The England 2015 Organising Committee has have launched 'The Pack' - the volunteer programme for Rugby World Cup 2015.

'The Pack', made up of 6,000 volunteers, will be the faces of the tournament, helping to deliver Rugby World Cup 2015 across England and in Cardiff. In line with the vision for Rugby World Cup 2015, 'The Pack' will have rugby at heart recruiting 75% of the volunteers from rugby clubs in England and Wales.

In addition, 'The Pack' - which was launched in Exeter thanks to the help of Chiefs players Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade, alongside City Council leader Cllr Rosie Denham (pictured) - will bring 1,500 potential new volunteers into rugby through a national campaign, with the aim of retaining them beyond 2015 as part the tournament's legacy.

Volunteers will play a key role in the delivery of the six week tournament with a range of roles including transport, meet and greet, accreditation and way-finding which will all vary in duration.

Recruitment will begin on March 17 through an online application process. Over 2,000 RFU and WRU clubs will nominate between one and two of their members to join 'The Pack', and take part in selection events ('Try Outs') across England and in Cardiff throughout 2014.

Members of the general public can register their interest in joining 'The Pack' from today at www.Rugbyworldcup.com/volunteers and details will be sent directly to all those signed up to The Front Row - the official newsletter for Rugby World Cup 2015 (www.Rugbyworldcup.com/frontrow).

The application process will be open for one month between March 17 and April 17, followed by 'Try Outs' from June-December, with successful members of 'The Pack' confirmed in early 2015.