A host of npower Championship stadia have been shortlisted as possible venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Derby's Pride Park, the Amex Stadium in Brighton, Bristol City's Ashton Gate, Coventry's Ricoh Arena, Elland Road in Leeds and Leicester's King Power Stadium are included on a list of 17 stadia published by tournament organisers England Rugby 2015.

The final list of 10-12 venues will be confirmed early next year once the tournament match schedule has been formulated.

Gloucester's Kingsholm is the only Aviva Premiership rugby ground on a list that also includes Twickenham, the Olympic Stadium, Wembley, Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and the home grounds of Manchester United, Newcastle, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Southampton. Stadium:mk in Milton Keynes is also on the list.

The World Cup will feature 48 matches over a six-week period - during the football season - from September 18 to October 31.