The Women’s Rugby World Cup is celebrating one year before the tournament is set to begin with a limited release of the Mastercard RWC 2021 Tournament Pass. 

Tickets are also to go on sale imminently with the Tournament Passes available from October 8 in a pre-sale. Mastercard holders will have exclusive access to 100 passes through the pre-sale, with the general access sale beginning on October 19, with a further 100 passes available. 

The event will take place in New Zealand from October 8-November 12 2022 across Eden Park, Waitakere Stadium and Northland Events Centre. 

Sir Bill Beaumont, World Rugby chairman, said: “This is an exciting moment for RWC2O21, playing in 2022 as we celebrate one year to go until the tournament commences. The ticketing programme offers a variety of purchasing options at accessible price points for fans, starting with the unique Mastercard RWC 2021 Tournament Pass. The RWC 2021 experience will be like no other 15s tournament. 

“With three matches to be played per match day during the pool stage, fans will be able to enjoy not only the top teams in the world competing at the highest level but also a truly festival-like atmosphere with their friends and family at each venue.” 

The Mastercard RWC 2021 Tournament Pass includes 10 match days including the opening match, semi-finals and finals at Eden Park. 

Rugby World Cup 2021 tournament director Michelle Hooper said: “The Mastercard RWC 2021 Tournament Pass rewards the most avid of rugby fans with an all-match access pass to what will be the greatest spectacle of women’s rugby in 2022. 

“A great excuse for a ‘roadie with mates’ between Auckland and Whangārei soaking up the Manaakitanga New Zealand has to offer to both fans and teams alike. Enjoying a celebration of culture, festivities and world rugby at its best, kiwi-style here in Aotearoa.”

Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing and communications officer for Mastercard, added: “A truly priceless experience is a once-in-a-lifetime moment and with unprecedented access to all 26 matches across all 10 match days, the Mastercard RWC 2021 Tournament Pass offers just that. 

“It’s one of my great pleasures, and my great passions here at Mastercard, to be able to help people experience their own passions, bring them joy and create lasting memories.”

The tournament was postponed from September and October his year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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