The Clapham Grand promises cheerleaders and ‘massive party’ atmosphere for the Rugby World Cup

The wait is over as the Rugby World Cup finally starts tonight and The Clapham Grand will be showcasing the sport in style.

 England will face Fiji in the opening match and the Clapham Grand will show the clash on the largest screen in the UK.

The venue has been voted the number one place to watch live sporting events in London as their massive screen measures an incredible 24 foot by 15 foot.

Ahead of tournament hosts facing Fiji tonight The Clapham Grand will show documentary, The Pacific Warriors.

The film explores the history behind the Pacific Island nations of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and how they have reconnected with their heritage and taken on the biggest nations of World Rugby.

A spokesman for the venue said: “We’re throwing a massive party to celebrate’’

Many of the England, Australia and New Zealand Rugby World Cup encounters will be shown live at the Grand throughout the tournament across the next six weeks.

The Mana Cheerleaders, a top professional dance cheerleading team from London, will be performing live at the venue both tonight and on Sunday.

Wales against Uruguay and New Zealand versus Argentina fixtures on Sunday are both likely to attract large numbers to the venue on Sunday.

If you wish to watch tonight’s opening World Cup fixture then doors will open at 5pm.

The Opening Ceremony will also be shown live to the public from 7:15pm with kick off due at 8pm.

Entry is free but an early arrival is advised because of the large crowds expected.

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