13 Sep 2011

Sales of Cup tickets surge

4:22 pm on 13 September 2011

Rugby World Cup organisers say Friday's opening ceremony has sparked a surge in ticket sales, with 40,000 sold last weekend.

A number of non-All Black games now look likely to be sell-outs, including Tonga versus Canada at Whangarei on Wednesday and Fiji versus Samoa at Eden Park the following weekend.

Organisers say they have sold a total of 1.23 million tickets worth $250 million for the entire tournament.

They need to get to $270 million to meet their target.