Rugby World Cup


There are 500 days to go until the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which will see St. James' Park host three fixtures.

And the organising committee has this morning (Tuesday, 6th May) announced the dates of the general ticket sales window.

Tickets for all 48 games of the tournament will go on sale via an application window which opens on 12th September, 2014, and closes on 29th September, 2014 - a year in advance of its kick-off.

From 12th September, members of the public will be able to select the matches they want to attend across the country and in Cardiff, with any oversubscribed matches balloted.

At St. James' Park, fans can look forward to seeing three matches - South Africa v Scotland, New Zealand v Tonga and Samoa v Scotland.

In advance of the general sale, 500,000 tickets will go on sale to rugby fans this month through the Rugby Community Ticket Programme, which was launched earlier this year. All clubs and RFU affiliated organisations in England will be able to register their nominated members to purchase tickets from 16th May, 2014.

Debbie Jevans, England Rugby 2015 CEO, said: "Our plans are right on track with 500 days to go. We are pleased to announce the dates of the general sale, allowing fans to save the date and plan.

"We have seen a very strong response to the Rugby Community Ticket Programme and we are pleased we have enabled clubs to recognise their loyal fans with access to tickets for Rugby World Cup 2015 on home turf. From today, members are being registered and 500,000 tickets will go on sale from 16th May to 30th June."

RWCL chairman Bernard Lapasset added: "With 500 days to go, everything is in place to ensure that Rugby World Cup 2015 is an unforgettable experience for players and fans, delivering a record-breaking platform for the promotion and growth of rugby worldwide.

"The vision and dedication of the event organisers has driven great excitement and enthusiasm across the 13 venues and 11 host cities and this is being reflected across the global rugby community as we count down to what I am confident will be the biggest and best Rugby World Cup yet, furthering the profile and growth of rugby in the host nation and worldwide."