Following unprecedented demand across both the 2018 ticket ballot phases and first come, first served general sales in 2019, Rugby World Cup 2019 ticket sales will recommence at 18:00 Japan Standard Time (GMT+9) on Saturday, 18 May and run until the end of July 2019 at tickets.rugbyworldcup.com.
While ticket availability will remain extremely tight for the most popular matches, including all knockout stage matches and pool matches featuring the host nation Japan, world champions New Zealand, as well as Ireland and England, new ticket inventory is available across all matches. These tickets will be a mixture of seats released from ongoing venue planning and configuration and handbacks from the tournament's commercial programme and unions.
With traffic to the Rugby World Cup 2019 ticketing site expected to be extremely heavy during the early stages of this next ticket sales window, fans are requested to be patient while waiting to access the site.
Fans are also encouraged to use the real-time ticket availability indicator on the ticketing website to give themselves the best opportunity to secure Rugby World Cup 2019 tickets.
Another option for fans looking to secure match tickets is through the Rugby World Cup 2019 Official Supporter Tour and Hospitality programmes. Ticket-inclusive travel packages provided through RWC 2019 official travel agents are proving extremely popular, with tickets for some of the most popular matches still available. The prestigious Webb Ellis Suite and private hospitality suites are already sold out, however some great match-day hospitality options are still available. Further details can be found via www.rugbyworldcup.com/supportertours and www.rugbyworldcup.com/hospitality.
Donate to ChildFund Pass It Back
When purchasing tickets, fans will be able to opt-in and donate to the ChildFund Pass It Back programme. In partnership with World Rugby’s Impact Beyond programme, Pass It Back inspires positive social change through the delivery of an integrated life-skills and non-contact tag rugby curriculum, educating children and young people in areas of leadership, problem-solving, gender equality, conflict resolution and life preparation. For more details visit www.childfundpassitback.org.
Official resale site
In addition to the next sales phase, fans can also look to purchase tickets via the Rugby World Cup 2019 Official Resale Service. Due to open on 18:00 (JST) on Friday, 31 May, the service will give fans a safe and secure platform from which to resell Rugby World Cup 2019 tickets at face value for matches they can no longer attend. Further details will be released ahead of the opening of the resale service at www.rugbyworldcup.com/tickets.
With such exceptional demand for tickets, fans are being urged to buy exclusively from official channels to avoid being let down. For more details visit www.rugbyworldcup.com/buy-official.
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