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Rugby World Cup tickets on sale 9 November

November 6th, 2006

The IRB has announced that open sales of tickets for individual matches of the Rugby World Cup will go on sale on the 9th November. Prices start from 10 euros.

This will include tickets for all 40 pool matches and the first allocation of tickets for the quarter-finals and Bronze Final match (third and fourth play-off). The ballot and last phase of single ticket sales for the semi-finals and Final is planned for April 2007.

Graham Henry names his protected 22

September 12th, 2006

All Black coach Graham Henry has named the 22 players who he wants to miss most of the 2007 Super 14 so that they can undertake a conditioning program for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

This is in despite of concerns from News Ltd that withholding these players will devalue the Super 14 competition. News Ltd recently paid $664 million to renew a five-year broadcasting deal for the Super 14.
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Millionth Rugby World Cup ticket sold

September 7th, 2006

Rugby World Cup organisers have announced that they have sold their millionth ticket just over a year before the tournament kicks off.

“One year from the kickoff of Rugby World Cup 2007 the International Rugby Board is confident the tournament will be the most successful in its colourful and exciting 20-year history,” said IRB Chairman Syd Millar in a statement.

The tournament will kick off on September 7, 2007 with France playing the opening game against Argentina at the Stade de France. The final will be played on October 20 also at the Stade de France.

2007 Rugby World Cup match schedule announced

March 8th, 2005

The IRB have released the match schedule for the 2007 Rugby World Cup to be held in France.

Home side France, will start off the tournament on the 7 September 2007 with a match against the highest qualifier from the Americas.

The the 48 games have been spread around ten cities in France, as well as Cardiff and Edinburgh. Cardiff will be host just three games and Edinburgh will host just two. It was intially expected the Wales and Scotland would host more games.