Rugby World Cup teams set to receive special welcome

Rugby Aug 24, 2019

Rugby World Cup teams set to receive special welcome

Rugby World Cup The 20 teams taking part in the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in four weeks in Tokyo, will all receive a "very special and uniquely Japanese welcome," tournament organizers said Friday. With teams arriving throughout September, the first official engagement will be ...

Rugby World Cup organizers mark 50 days until opening match

Rugby Aug 1, 2019

Rugby World Cup organizers mark 50 days until opening match

Rugby World Cup organizers were confident they were in good shape as they entered the final stretch of preparations for the tournament on Thursday, 50 days out from the opening match between Japan and Russia. Over 400,000 fans from around the world are expected to ...

Rugby Jul 18, 2019

Rugby World Cup tickets begin getting shipped overseas

With 64 day to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, tickets destined for international fans began shipping Thursday from Tokyo. Around 33 percent of the 1.8 million tickets that the local organizing committee hope will be sold by the time the ...

Rugby Jan 15, 2019

Rugby World Cup organizers recruit more than 13,000 volunteers

The 2019 Rugby World Cup organizing committee announced Tuesday that it has recruited approximately 13,000 volunteers for the Sept. 20-Nov. 2 tournament, 3,000 more than originally planned. The local organizing committee said it "wants to involve as many people as possible" after receiving more than ...

Rugby Mar 6, 2018

Almost 900,000 applications received for 2019 Rugby World Cup tickets

Rugby's international governing body said Tuesday it has received nearly 900,000 applications from fans in more than 100 countries for tickets to the 2019 World Cup in Japan. In a press release on its website, World Rugby said demand significantly exceeded supply for the first ...

Rugby World Cup organizers struggling to select training bases

More Sports / Rugby Nov 1, 2017

Rugby World Cup organizers struggling to select training bases

The organizers of the next Rugby World Cup, Japan Rugby 2019, will not announce their candidates to host official training bases for the tournament as scheduled, organizing committee CEO Akira Shimazu indicated Tuesday. Under the original schedule, organizers were supposed to announce the qualified candidates ...