Rugby Tickets Information
Rugby has long been considered as one of the most popular worldly sports since its unionized birth in England around 1871 when the Rugby Football Union (RFU) came to be. As many more rugby unions began to organize the sport made leaps in bounds in its popularity garnering participation from different countries all over the world.
Today, though England typically still reigns as one of the best, rugby ticket sales have soared in all directions out of leagues from Australia, New Zealand, Wales, the United States, South Africa, and Argentina to name a few. The ticket demand rugby experienced over the years sparked the organization of several highly competitive tournaments like that of the Six Nations Championship, which pits six European sides (England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales) in an annual international competition. The international governing body of the sport, World Rugby, created even more interest by administering a variant of the sport known as Sevens. With half the usual number of 15 players on each team, Rugby Sevens matches were much shorter and eventually grew to become one of the most well distributed forms of rugby.
While many things contributed to the sport’s popularity, perhaps none more important than the game’s most prestigious tournament; the World Cup. Similar to that of soccer, the Rugby World Cup selects the top 20 international teams to compete for the Webb Ellis Cup every four years. After completing 7 successful tournaments since its inception, many organizers believe that the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England will be the third largest sporting event in the world behind the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics.