The ticket ballot has opened!

So, the time has come…

Time to step up and put my hat into the ring…

It’s ballot time…

…and I’ve put in for my England bundle tickets!


Early this morning I sat down, logged onto the rugby world cup ticketing site  and took the decision to put my down in the ballot for all of the England matches for the opening group.

As you can see from below, England will have a challenging group, however one that doesn’t fear me. No New Zealand, No Aussies, No Boks..we just have our old foe France to overcome, smash Argentina, contain the fast running backs of the USA and handle the awesome tackles from Tonga. We just have to believe in ourselves, play to our best ability and we should come through as group champions.


At the launch of the ticket ballot, World Rugby Chairman (and England legend) stated Bill Beaumont said: “The launch of the team and stadium pack sales process for international fans is an exciting and important milestone for Rugby World Cup 2019, meaning fans can now start to prepare for the tournament.” He’s bloody right. I’ve been waiting years for this.

“This phase is all about making access to the tournament as simple as possible and I am sure that the availability of packs to follow your favourite team will be very popular with international fans, as it has been with domestic fans when it launched last week.”

Japan Rugby 2019 CEO Akira Shimazu added: “The global launch of team pack and stadium pack ticket applications follows a very successful domestic rugby family launch which attracted strong demand.

“We are preparing the best environment to welcome fans from all over the world with great hospitality. We look forward to welcoming the world to Japan in 2019.”

I can’t wait.