Get here the complete schedule and fixtures, along with a ticket-buying guide for the Rugby World Cup 2015 Games to be held in England.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is only a few months away and millions of Rugby fans across the globe are gearing up for this super-exciting sports event. Kicking-off in England on Friday 18th September 2015, the eighth edition of the tournament will conclude on 31 October 2015 with the final match at Twickenham stadium. During this six-week extravaganza, a total of 48 matches will be played in 13 different venues across 11 cities in England and Wales, including Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Exeter, Leicester, Milton Keynes and Brighton.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup’s Format
A total of twenty teams will compete in the tournament and the fixtures will be played on the same format that was used for 2003, 2007 and 2011 World Cups.
The twenty teams are divided into four pools, each containing five teams. The tournament consists of two stages - a group and a knockout stage. In the first stage, each team will play one match against each of the other teams in the same pool. A team will get 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and none for a defeat. Team will get 1 bonus point each for scoring 4 or more tries in a match and for losing a match by 7 points or fewer.
The top three teams of each pool will get direct qualification to the 2019 World Cup. And the winner & runner-up of each pool will advance to the knock-out stage which consists of a quarter finals, semi-finals and then the final. The winning team of each pool will compete against a runner-up of a different pool in the quarter finals. The four quarter-final winners will progress to the semis. Then the two winning teams will qualify for the final whereas the losing teams will contest for third place called ‘Bronze Final’. And the winning team of final will take home the prestigious William Webb Ellis Cup.
You can check out the complete schedule along with venue details for all matches of Rugby World Cup 2015 below.
2015 Rugby World Cup Tickets:
The first round of ticket sales was held from 12 to 29 September 2014, in which 950,000 tickets were sold out through the ballot process. The second round of sale began on November 24 for the remaining 300,000 tickets available for 25 matches. The resale period for tickets is split into three stages. Those who tried and failed to get tickets from the September general sale were given a priority period of 24 - 25 November to submit second applications, 26 - 27 November was for partially successful applicants, and the remaining tickets have been put on sale for general public from Friday November 28 onwards. The ticket window will remain open for public until all tickets are sold out.
Over 140,000 tickets to 16 matches at 8 venues are still available for general public at a range of prices starting at £15. Also, seven of the pool matches have child tickets available, which start at £7.
Unlike the first round of sale, this time the tickets will be sold on a straight up first come first served basis. Rugby fans can purchase the available tickets online at tickets.rugbyworldcup.com - the official ticketing website for Rugby World Cup 2015. The site also features real-time demand indicators showing the availability of each match.
Remember, you must first create an account at tickets.rugbyworldcup.com in order to browse for and buy available tickets.
Although tickets for England’s pool matches against Australia and Wales, the two quarter-finals at Twickenham, semi-finals and final are already sold out, die hard Rugby fans can still be a part of these history-making making matches by purchasing travelling fan packages and hospitality packages through official travel agents for RWC 2015. These travel packages will include tickets, accommodation, travel arrangements, and even excursion as required. More details on these travel packages can be found at www.rugbyworldcup.com/supportertours.
Moreover, an official resale program will begin on the official ticketing website from spring 2015, which will enable fans to sell any unwanted tickets to other Rugby fans at face value.
Rugby World Cup 2015 Pools:
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D|
|Australia||South Africa||New Zealand||France|
Rugby World Cup 2015 Fixtures and Venues:
Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Matches
|Friday 18th September||England v Fiji||Twickenham Stadium, London||A|
|Saturday 19th September||Tonga v Georgia||Kingsholm Stadium,Gloucester||C|
|Saturday 19th September||Ireland v Canada||Millenium Stadium,Cardiff||D|
|Saturday 19th September||South Africa v Japan||Brighton Community Stadium,Brighton||B|
|Saturday 19th September||France v Italy||Twickenham Stadium,London||D|
|Sunday 20th September||Samoa v USA||Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton||B|
|Sunday 20th September||Wales v Uruguay||Millenium Stadium, Cardiff||A|
|Sunday 20th September||New Zealand v Argentina||Wembley Stadium, London||C|
|Wednesday 23rd September||Scotland v Japan||Kingsholm Stadium,Gloucester||B|
|Wednesday 23rd September||Australia v Fiji||Millenium Stadium, Cardiff||A|
|Wednesday 23rd September||France v Romania||Olympic Stadium, London||D|
|Thursday 24th September||New Zealand v Namibia||Olympic Stadium, London||C|
|Friday 25th September||Argentina v Georgia||Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester||C|
|Saturday 26th September||Italy v Canada||Elland Road,Leeds||D|
|Saturday 26th September||South Africa v Samoa||Villa Park,Birmingham||B|
|Saturday 26th September||England v Wales||Twickenham Stadium,London||A|
|Sunday 27th September||Australia v Uruguay||Villa Park,Birmingham||A|
|Sunday 27th September||Scotland v USA||Elland Road,Leeds||B|
|Sunday 27th September||Ireland v Romania||Wembley Stadium, London||D|
|Tuesday 29th September||Tonga v Namibia||Sandy Park,Exeter||C|
|Thursday 1st October||Wales v Fiji||Millenium Stadium, Cardiff||A|
|Thursday 1st October||France v Canada||Stadium MK,Milton Keynes||D|
|Friday 2nd October||New Zealand v Georgia||Millenium Stadium, Cardiff||C|
|Saturday 3rd October||Samoa v Japan||Stadium MK,Milton Keynes||B|
|Saturday 3rd October||South Africa v Scotland||St James’ Park,Newcastle upon Tyne||B|
|Saturday 3rd October||England v Australia||Twickenham Stadium, London||A|
|Sunday 4th October||Argentina v Tonga||Leicester City Stadium,Leicester||C|
|Sunday 4th October||Ireland v Italy||Olympic Stadium, London||D|
|Tuesday 6th October||Canada vs Romania||Leicester City Stadium,Leicester||D|
|Tuesday 6th October||Fiji v Uruguay||Stadium MK,Milton Keynes||A|
|Wednesday 7th October||South Africa vs USA||Olympic Stadium, London||B|
|Wednesday 7th October||Namibia v Georgia||Sandy Park,Exeter||C|
|Friday 9th October||New Zealand v Tonga||St. James’ Park,Newcastle upon Tyne||C|
|Saturday 10th October||Samoa v Scotland||St. James’ Park,Newcastle upon Tyne||B|
|Saturday 10th October||Australia v Wales||Twickenham Stadium, London||A|
|Saturday 10th October||England v Uruguay||Manchester City Stadium,Manchester||A|
|Sunday 11th October||Argentina v Namibia||Leicester City Stadium, Leicester||C|
|Sunday 11th October||Italy v Romania||Sandy Park,Exeter||D|
|Sunday 11th October||France v Ireland||Millenium Stadium,Cardiff||D|
|Sunday 11th October||USA v Japan||Kingsholm Stadium,Gloucester||B|
Rugby World Cup 2015 Quarter Finals
|Saturday 17th October||QF1: Winner Pool B v Runner Up Pool A||Twickenham Stadium, London|
|Saturday 17th October||QF2: Winner Pool C v Runner Up Pool D||Millenium Stadium, Cardiff|
|Sunday 18th October||QF3: Winner Pool D v Runner Up Pool C||Millenium Stadium, Cardiff|
|Sunday 18th October||QF4: Winner Pool A v Runner Up Pool B||Twickenham Stadium, London|
Rugby World Cup 2015 Semi Finals & Bronze Final
|Saturday 24th October||SF1: Winner QF1: Winner Q2||Twickenham Stadium, London|
|Sunday 25th October||SF2: Winner QF3 v Winner Q4||Twickenham Stadium, London|
|Friday 30th October||Bronze Final: Loser SF1 v Loser SF2||Olympic Stadium, London|
Rugby World Cup 2015 Final
|Saturday 31st October||Final: Winner SF1 v Winner SF2||Twickenham Stadium, London|
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