World Cup: England 2015 tickets competitively priced as start times revealed

Last Updated: 27/11/13 1:00pm

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Twickenham Stadium: Home to opening and closing matches of 2015 World Cup

Twickenham Stadium: Home to opening and closing matches of 2015 World Cup

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Tickets for some matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England will start from as little as £15 for adults and £7 for children in some matches, tournament organisers have revealed.

Around 2.3m seats will be available in total for the tournament, which gets underway at Twickenham Stadium on Friday 18 September 2015.

Forty one of the 48 games will have child tickets at £7. In contrast, the top-price ticket at the final will cost £715.

The first tranche of around 500,000 tickets will be distributed through clubs affiliated to the RFU in May 2014 and will include those for the final.

The general sale launch begins in September, with a ballot system in place for oversubscribed matches.

Any unsold tickets will then be made available through Ticketmaster from December.

England will face an as yet unnamed side from Oceania at Twickenham in the opening game of the World Cup.

Stuart Lancaster's team will take to the field for an 8pm kick-off, an hour after the opening ceremony begins.

World champions New Zealand will begin the defence of their crown against fellow Rugby Championship side Argentina at Wembley on 20 September.

Ireland take on Canada at the Millennium Stadium the day before in a 2:30pm kick-off, while Wales begin their campaign at the same time and venue on 20 September.

Scotland must wait until Wednesday 23 September to get started, when they will face an as yet to be decided team from Asia at Glucester's Kingsholm Stadium, with the action beginning at 2:30pm.

The two semi-finals will be staged at Twickenham over the weekend of 24 and 25 October, both starting at 5pm.

The 48th and final contest of the tournament also takes place at the historic west London venue on Saturday 31 October at the same time.

"Our key priority is ensuring we give the teams a balanced and equitable schedule which we believe we have achieved," said England 2015 chief executive Debbie Jevans.

"We have consulted with all our transport providers, our venues and host cities and we feel that we have put together a schedule that takes into account all of the needs of our stakeholders.

"Now that fans have the final piece of the jigsaw, they can start to plan their tournament, be it in stadia or watching from home, and make this a truly memorable celebration of rugby."

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