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Rugby fans battle it out for 250,000 tickets for 2023 World Cup

Tickets for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will go on general sale tomorrow (Thursday) at 18:00 CEST (17:00 BST). 

Those that had signed up to the family pre-sale are currently able to purchase tickets in this sale period until 18:00 CEST tonight. The pre-sale has been active since yesterday. 

Including tomorrow’s general public sale and the current family pre-sale, 250,000 tickets are available for the Rugby World Cup. 

For this latest ticketing phase, two offers are available to fans including the ‘City Pack 2 Matches’. This means that fans will be able to witness two pool matches that are scheduled at the same stadium. 

Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase the ‘Pack Quarter-finals’ which means that fans will be able to access two quarter-final matches at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, or the two quarter-final matches at Stade Velodrome in Marseille. 

The quarter-finals are set to take place on October 14-15 2023. 

The first phase of ticket sales took place in March and April this year, and tickets will still be available across four price categories for this sales period. 

Further tickets will also go on sale in 2022 for individual matches and will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

The tournament takes place across France from September 8 to October 28 in 2023. It will be the third time France has held the Rugby World Cup, having hosted the event in 1991 as joint hosts and in 2007. 

Recently, England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) revealed its interest in proceeding with a solo bid to host the 2031 Rugby World Cup. 

World Rugby will vote on the host nations for 2027 and 2031 in May. Australia is seen as the favourite to be awarded the 2027 edition of the World Cup, with England and the RFU targeting the 2031 event. 

England last hosted the Rugby World Cup in 2015, where the host nation was knocked out in the group stages by Australia. All stadiums used for games were located in England but for one exception – the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. 

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