Rugby

Wales announce pre-World Cup plans

2014-12-17 07:12
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Cardiff - Wales' preparations for next year's Rugby World Cup will involve a double-header against Ireland, an international against Italy and a training camp in the extreme July heat of Qatar.

The plans announced on Tuesday start with a training camp in early July in Switzerland, where the squad will spend two weeks living at high altitude and training at low altitude.

The squad will then travel to Qatar for a nine-day camp in Doha in temperatures likely to exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), before returning to Cardiff to play Ireland on August 8. The return fixture against Ireland is on August 29 in Dublin.

Wales will announce their World Cup squad two days later and host Italy in a final warm-up on September 5.

The tournament starts on September 18.

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