For immediate release: Sunday 27 September 2015

Issued on behalf of England Rugby 2015

  •  89,267 fans attend the Ireland v Romania Rugby World Cup 2015 match at Wembley Stadium, surpassing last weekend's  record breaking Rugby World Cup crowd of 89,019
  •  Opening week of the Tournament has engaged the nation with record breaking crowds, atmospheric Fanzones and great  Rugby
  •  Tickets for some great matches still on sale via tickets.rugbyworldcup.com  

Today's Ireland v Romania match is the biggest ever Rugby crowd for a Rugby World Cup match, surpassing last weekend's record attendance of 89,019 for New Zealand  v Argentina at Wembley Stadium .
 
England Rugby 2015 Managing Director, Stephen Brown, said: "We are delighted to secure another record breaking crowd at Wembley Stadium just ten days into Rugby World Cup 2015. It has been fantastic to see the great demand and overwhelming interest in the Tournament from fans both inside the venues and within the Host City Fanzones. With five weeks remaining there are tickets still available for a number of Rugby World Cup 2015 matches at tickets.rugbyworldcup.com.”

World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset: "Rugby World Cup 2015 is truly a global and record-breaking celebration of Rugby, sport and friendship. The fact that this record has been set at an Ireland versus Romania match reflects the true international flavour of a Tournament that is reaching and inspiring fans in way that no previous Tournament has done.”

Rugby World Cup 2015 has already become the biggest Tournament to date with over 2.45 million tickets available, crossing the 2.25 million tickets sold in France 2007. Fans can still be part of the Tournament with some great matches still available via tickets.rugbyworldcup.com.