28 Aug 2010

More Rugby World Cup tickets to go on sale

3:02 pm on 28 August 2010

Another 400,000 tickets for the 2011 Rugby World Cup will go on sale when applications for the second phase of tickets open next month.

More than half a million tickets worth about $85 million were sold during phase one of sales.

Blocks of tickets for teams and venues were sold during the first phase and applications for individual games can now be lodged during phase two.

Applications can be submitted between 10 September - 8 October with successful applicants selected at random.

Rugby New Zealand 2011 says a third phase of ticket applications will open next year.

All applications go into a ballot for tickets to the semifinals and the final. Rugby NZ estimates 15,000 tickets will be allocated through the ballot for each of the three games.