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Premiership Rugby at the Rugby World Cup

Premiership Rugby today confirmed that they have recorded a huge increase in players selected for Rugby World Cup.

When Fiji's Tevita Cavubati signed for Worcester Warriors yesterday it ensured 90 Premiership Rugby players are set to feature at the game's global showpiece. Those 90 players are spread across an impressive 15 different nations.

And the total of 90 is a 40.63% rise from the 64 Aviva Premiership Rugby players who featured in the 2011 World Cup.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is also the first time since 1999 that the entire England squad is made up of Premiership Rugby players.

  • 90 Premiership Rugby players have been selected to take part in Rugby World Cup 2015
  • All 12 clubs have players at the tournament
  • Premiership Rugby players have been selected in the teams of 15 different nations
  • The England squad features 100% Premiership Rugby players for the first time since 1999
  • Attendances at Aviva Premiership Rugby were up 5% last season
  • Live TV audiences of Aviva Premiership Rugby were up 6%

"We are delighted to have such a strong Premiership Rugby contingent in action over the next six weeks and it shows the strength and the depth of the league," said Premiership Rugby's Chief Executive Mark McCafferty.

"We have a cosmopolitan league while still ensuring that the average number of England qualified players is more than 70% of our matchday squads.

"We have just completed a stellar Aviva Premiership Rugby season with both attendances and live TV audiences up significantly and we passed the important five tries a match average, a total that isn't bettered anywhere else in the world.

"We have a strong partnership with Stuart Lancaster and have done all we can to help the England team reach their goals.  Stuart and the RFU know that they have our 100% support and we wish the team good luck starting with the match against Fiji tomorrow night."

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