The International Rugby Board has confirmed that the North v South clash of the rugby hemispheres will take place at Twickenham on 30 November.
The Millennium Stadium bid for the game when the fixture was initially put out to tender, but the IRB have now opted to go to London for the inaugural fixture.
"The match was put out to tender, and the WRU duly submitted a bid. It was never at any stage formally agreed that it would be in Cardiff, and we're obviously disappointed to have missed out on this occasion," said WRU media manager Lyn Davies.
South Africa's Andre Watson has already been named as the referee for the game and the IRB will shortly announce a match sponsor and TV broadcaster.
Set to become a biennial event in the rugby calendar, the proceeds will go towards the development of rugby in the smaller playing countries around the globe.
IRB chief executive Mike Miller claims there is "tremendous enthusiasm" for the game.
The IRB will also hold their Annual Awards ceremony in London on the same day as the game.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.