ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Friday Sep 20, 2019

Just four per cent of RWC tickets left as global fans flock to Japan, with England supporters dominant

With Rugby World Cup 2019 kicking off shortly, it’s been announced that 96 per cent of the tournament’s 1.8 million tickets are now sold, with more than 30 per cent of sales coming from international rugby fans who have been arriving in Japan in the tens-of-thousands. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Host nation Japan take on Russia at Tokyo Stadium in the opening fixture, as millions of fans around the world are set to tune in via their host broadcasters.

Fans in attendance in Japan, based on ticket purchase data and official travel and hospitality programmes, will be majority England fans.

They are expected to make up 22.5 per cent of the foreign fan contingent, followed by Australia with 15.9 per cent and France with 7.7 per cent.

The sixth largest international group is the USA with 5.2 per cent and South Africa rounds off the top ten with 2.8 per cent, demonstrating the global appeal of rugby’s showcase event.

The remaining 160 countries comprise a total of 25.9 per cent, with fans coming to Japan quite literally from the four corners of the globe, from Russia in the north to Antarctica in the south.

  • International fans set to make up around 30 per cent of total ticket sales
  • Fans from England, Australia and France make up the top three international ticket purchasers, while USA and Argentina included in top 10
  • Tickets have been purchased from more than 170 countries, with fans coming to Japan from as far away as Antarctica
  • Last remaining match tickets are on sale via the official Rugby World Cup ticketing website

The opening match between Japan and Russia at Tokyo Stadium kicks off at 19.45 JST (11:45 BST)

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 81 WEEKS AGO

    If you can get your head around it, these...

  • 103 WEEKS AGO

    You've never seen any Rugby World Cup drop...

  • 104 WEEKS AGO

    TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Henry Arundell wonder try shows he is the real deal

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Concussion protocol extended to longer period on the sidelines

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Fans shocked as Saracens half back escapes red

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Fans outraged after shocking Owen Farrell moment

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Big Rugby Collision In South African Schools Match

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Sickening Shot Leaves Motionless

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Prince Edward skins opposition with Royal Goose Step

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Watch: Four legged friend causes chaos on the rugby field

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    George Kruis pulls off UNBELIVABLE trick shot conversion

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Disastrous moment butchers certain try in Top 14 clash

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

View All

Funnies

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Great Performance On The Pitch Followed By A Legendary One Off It

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Wallabies New Ad Outrages English Fans

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Prop Leaves Everyone For Dead With Epic Dummy

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: The Internet Remains Undefeated In Champions Cup Build-Up

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: First It Was BoJo Now It's ScoMo

View All

Amateur

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: South African Schools Rugby Is On Fire

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 87 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

View All

Player Features

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    England name strong team to face Australia

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Wales in danger of Willie Le Roux masterclass

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Luther Burrell hits out at racist jokes in rugby

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Potential England starting line up

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    England winger tests positive for Covid after arriving in Australia for summer tour

View All