Tickets go on sale for Women's RWC 2010

(IRB.COM) Monday 22 March 2010
 Tickets go on sale for Women's RWC 2010
England captains Catherine Spencer and Steve Borthwick

Tickets for Women's Rugby World Cup 2010 in England have gone on sale today through Ticketmaster, with tournament organisers anticipating a global showcase of world-class Rugby that will lift the Women's Game to new levels.

The innovative ticketing structure announced today by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) features tournament passes and individual match day tickets starting at just £10.

The 12 best teams in the Women's Game will kick off the premier event in Women's 15-a-side Rugby at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Friday, August 20, with hosts England taking on Ireland and three-time defending champions New Zealand facing South Africa among the highlights on day one.

The brand new multi-million pound sports complex will host all 18 pool matches, with six games per match day offering fans a true festival of world-class Rugby. The semi-finals and Final will be played at the Twickenham Stoop, home of English Premiership club Harlequins, on Wednesday, September 1 and Sunday, September 5.



"The Women's Rugby World Cup is the pinnacle of the Women's Game, bringing together the world's finest players from 12 nations in a three-week festival that will clearly demonstrate the ever-advancing strength of Women's Rugby," said IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset.

"There are more women playing Rugby than ever before, attendances continue to rise and the announcement of this exciting ticket policy together with 10 live matches from Sky Sports as host broadcaster and provision to stream matches live on, will mean more people than ever will have access to the tournament."

Aside from delivering 30 world class matches, Women's Rugby World Cup 2010 will offer sports fans in England and around the world with the unique platform to attract new supporters and players to the Game.

The dedicated tournament legacy programme features a newly appointed development team to take Rugby to girls across England through school and club programmes.

In addition to the competitively priced tickets, Rugby fans in England can also benefit from an innovative link-up with Rugby World Cup 2015 by joining a priority ticketing information list.

"This is a really exciting chance for England Rugby fans to capture the magic of two Rugby World Cups," said RFU Business Operations Director Paul Vaughan.

"The Women's Rugby World Cup 2010 and the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England provide a golden opportunity to expand the game in this country, and at the same time showcase global Rugby at its best. The ticketing link-up between both Rugby World Cups is an exciting step forward, and we hope rugby supporters will be eager to take up this offer."