There was a record level of demand as 950,000 RWC 2015 tickets were sold in September’s general sale

Thursday 23 October 2014 – via  England Rugby 2015, the organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015, can reveal that there was a record level of demand for tickets to next year’s tournament. In total 950,000 RWC 2015 tickets were sold in the September general sale.

  • Applicants unsuccessful in this phase will get priority when remaining tickets go on sale by the end of November
  • Applications for 650,000 tickets received for England v Australia in pool stage
  • Applications for 500,000 tickets received for Rugby World Cup 2015 Final
  • 23 out of 48 matches went to ballot at every price category
  • All 48 matches went to ballot at entry price categories
  • Highest level of demand for tickets for any Rugby World Cup, with five million tickets applied for in total

Tickets were on general sale between September 12 and September 29, 2014, and England Rugby 2015 received applications for more than five million tickets, leading to demand exceeding supply at every price category for 23 of the 48 matches. Ballots were run earlier this week for matches and price points where demand for tickets exceeded supply, and ballots were held for at least one price category in every one of the 48 matches.

Fans everywhere will find out the results of their RWC 2015 tickets applications after the record level of demand during the general sale

Debbie Jevans, Chief Executive Officer of England Rugby 2015, said: “We are thrilled with demand for tickets a year out from the tournament, and the record level of demand we saw in September is a terrific indicator of the general interest and excitement for Rugby World Cup 2015. Demand has exceeded supply for a high number of our matches, and the only downside of such strong demand is that there will inevitably be some disappointment when rugby fans are notified of the results of their applications on Saturday. We would like to thank everyone who applied for tickets and anyone who missed out on tickets this time will get first priority when the remaining tickets go back on sale next month.”

Rugby fans will be notified of the results of their ticket applications on October 25, and payment will be taken from payment cards from October 27

Rugby fans who did not receive tickets in the ballots will receive priority when tickets go back on sale by the end of November. Full details of the November sale, including the dates, will be announced shortly. Demand for tickets was highest for England v Australia, England v Wales, New Zealand v Argentina and Australia v Wales in the pool stages, and for both semi-finals and the Final.

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