Rugby World Cup Tickets
Rugby World Cup Schedule
Every four years rugby fans across the globe come together to cheer on their country's national rugby team during the Rugby World Cup. The tournament was first held in 1987 with Australia and New Zealand as co-hosts and has been held in different countries every four years ever since. During the last Rugby World Cup in 2011 New Zealand again hosted the event and this time the host country emerged as world champions following a victory over France. In the fall of 2015 all of the top rugby teams in the Rugby World Cup looking to win the coveted William Webb Ellis Cup. This is the biggest event in the sport so be sure to get your tickets for the Rugby World Cup from StubHub as soon as possible because they will surely be flying off the shelves.
The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be played throughout England with warm-up games being played from Saturday, August 8th through Saturday, September 5th. The Rugby World Cup officially gets underway on Friday, September 18th with the host team England taking on Fiji in the first match. Action continues through the end of October with the quarterfinals beginning on October 17th and being played on the 17th and 18th at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and at Twickenham Stadium in London. The semifinals will be played on October 24th and 25th at Twickenham Stadium with the losers playing in the third place game on October 30th at Twickenham Stadium and the winners going on to the championship match at Twickenham Stadium on October 31st. Fans from all over the world will be making their way to England to see the biggest event in the world of rugby and you will want to be there right alongside them rather than watching from home so you can help cheer your country's national team on to victory and go out and celebrate a big win in the pubs afterwards.
There are few events as exciting as seeing a national rugby team compete at home against another country. The men on the team have trained their whole lives to be named to the squad and now that they finally have the opportunity to represent their country and play with and against the best rugby players in the world they are determined not to let either their country or their teammates down. Rugby is the one of the most popular sports in the world and gives birth to the most fervent and dedicated fans. One step into a stadium when the local national team is playing and you will understand what all of the fuss is about. Unrelenting action, otherworldly athleticism, stunning runs and passes, and mind blowing, bone jarring hits will have you seeing exactly why rugby has won the hearts of millions of die hard fans all over the world. You will be chanting and singing along and barely even need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping up and cheering for the home country. Perhaps at no other time will you have felt so proudly to cheer for your home country and felt patriotism as deeply as when you are in the stadium with thousands of fellow countrymen cheering on the national team.
The Rugby World Cup is the biggest event in the sport and there is no better place to be every for years if you are a rugby fan than inside one of the stadiums to watch your favorite team go to battle for national pride and a shot at winning the William Webb Ellis Cup. The tournament is hosted by World Rugby and invites the 20 best teams that are members of the International Rugby Board to take part. The tournament originally was made up of 16 teams but expanded to 20 in 1999.
The International Rugby Board
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the International Rugby Board boasts 100 full fledged members along with 18 associate members. The group was founded in 1886 but did not use the name IRB until 1998. Every four years the International Rugby Board organizes the Rugby World Cup, but it also hosts several other popular international tournaments including the IRB Sevens World Series, the Junior World Championships, and the Pacific Nations Cup. The members are divided among six regional associations, representing each of the six participating continents.
The Rugby World Cup awards the winner the William Web Ellis Cup to the champion. The trophy is named after William Webb Ellis who is said to have invented rugby by picking up the ball during a soccer game at the Rugby School and running around the field with it. New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa have all won the Rugby World Cup twice while England is the only other country to have won the William Web Ellis Cup, having done so once.
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