England World Cup bid boost

RUGBY UNION: England&rsquo;s bid to host the 2015 World Cup received a major boost yesterday when it was given the backing of the tournament&rsquo;s organisers.<br /><br />Rugby World Cup Ltd recommended England ahead of South Africa, Italy and Japan, and endorsed the latter to stage the 2019 competition.<br /><br />The International Rugby Board, which makes the final decision, will announce the winning bid on 28 July.