The tournament takes place between 9-26 August in Dublin and Belfast with the pool stages being played at UCD Bowl and Billings Park in Dublin on 9, 13 and 17 August. The semi-finals and finals are being played at Kingspan Stadium and Queen’s University, Belfast, on 22 and 26 August. 

Accreditation for media organisations is open until 30 June, 2017.

Media will be accredited with a tournament pass that covers all venues over the five match days. However, please define which fixtures journalists and photographers wish to attend on these match days.

Please click here to apply for accreditation

Media who are not already registered on the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) accreditation platform will be required to do so. 

The IRFU communications team will confirm accreditation directly to applicants.

For accreditation enquiries please contact Maria Boland at the IRFU - - and for all other enquiries contact World Rugby Tournament Communications Manager, Eoin McHugh: