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Thu, 16 May 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019 Ticket Sales to Recommence Saturday

Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket sales are set to recommence this weekend.

This latest round of online ticket sales will commence at 18:00 Japan Standard Time (JST) on Saturday, 18 May 2019 and will continue until the end of July 2019.

While ticket availability will remain limited for the most popular matches, including all the knockout stage matches and pool matches featuring the host nation Japan, New Zealand, Ireland and England, new ticket inventory has now been made available across all matches, with a mixture of seats released from ongoing venue planning and configuration and commercial hand-backs.

Sonny Bill Williams, one of New Zealand's most famous rugby players. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee CEO, Akira Shimazu, said, "For anybody considering buying tickets for matches that still have availability I urge you not to hesitate for a second. There are still some great tickets available and we want to ensure that we welcome as many foreign fans to Japan as possible for this ground-breaking, once-in-a-lifetime tournament."

In addition to this next sales phase, fans can also look to purchase tickets via the Rugby World Cup 2019 Official Resale Service. Set to launch at 18:00 (JST) on Friday, 31 May 2019, the service will give fans a secure platform from which to resell Rugby World Cup 2019 tickets at face value for matches they can no longer attend.

World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, said, "Rugby World Cup 2019 has captured the imagination of the Japanese public and rugby fans around the world with record ticket demand and what is likely to be the largest number of inbound fans, which is very exciting to see and will make for a very special atmosphere. With 130 days to go, Japan 2019 will be a truly incredible Rugby World Cup. It will be a tournament that has fans and teams at heart, celebrates rugby and Japan and will further the reach and growth of the sport across Asia and around the world."

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