Japan RWC2019 - Tours



  • @pakman said in Japan RWC2019 - Tours:

    RWC site shows priority tickets being released on May 19 to Supporters' Clubs (Do ABs have one)/Front Row(English RFU) members.

    Keen to see if an NZ angle.

    Anyone in the know?

    Maybe "Team All Blacks" counts as one?



  • @stargazer I'd like to think so. I may be being dull, but I couldn't see anything on ABs.com.



  • Just signed up for this: https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/supporters
    Priority tickets released next Saturday.



  • Just applied via frontrow for more tickets after finally winning some in the ballot - we’ll be at the Q3/Q4 winners semi for sure. Which means, we’ll win our pool I guess. You’re all welcome.

    Still hoping for more tickets.





  • Log in to your account, should be able to see how you got on in the latest ballot.

    I got all the ABs playoff games, assuming they win their group.

    And Japan v Russia, the opening game, and Japan v Scotland.

    Sorted!



  • @infidel said in Japan RWC2019 - Tours:

    Log in to your account, should be able to see how you got on in the latest ballot.

    I got all the ABs playoff games, assuming they win their group.

    And Japan v Russia, the opening game, and Japan v Scotland.

    Sorted!

    Faaark - I got jack-shit.
    Applied for 11 games, got 3...
    Georgia-Fiji, NZ-Africa1, Wales-Fiji
    Karma for my gloating when I got every single game I applied for in 2015?



  • I got three of five. One semi, but not sure if 'right' one!



  • I got zip and the organized packages from NZ are a joke - sayonara Japan 19 😞



  • I have tickets to 3 games, one All Blacks game (NZ vs Italy). Road trips with the lads from this town I live in Japan. Should be a good time.
    I am afraid the stadiums will be shit though. Many have tracks round the outside and you will be absolutely miles away from the action. Will kill the atmosphere at the games like the Bledisloe Cup game I went to in Tokyo at the Olympic Stadium. Couldn't see a damn thing so vowed never to see a game there again. Thankfully, they have had the games at the national stadium since then and that is a small, intimate field.



  • Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup tickets to go on sale, All Blacks fans urged to get in quick

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/rugby/japan-2019-rugby-world-cup-tickets-go-sale-all-blacks-fans-urged-get-in-quick



  • @stargazer said in Japan RWC2019 - Tours:

    Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup tickets to go on sale, All Blacks fans urged to get in quick

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/rugby/japan-2019-rugby-world-cup-tickets-go-sale-all-blacks-fans-urged-get-in-quick

    So... they don't understand the concept of a ballot?



  • Haha 'get in quick!' then wait for ages



  • Didn't know where else to post this.

    Teams and supporters at next year's Rugby World Cup have been warned that they need to cover tattoos in public to avoid causing offence.
    
    Players have been asked by World Rugby to wear rash vests when they use public gyms or swimming pools as tattoos are associated in Japan with Yakuza, the Japanese mafia.
    
    They are also to be told that they need to respect local culture by wearing different footwear indoors from outdoors. Alan Gilpin, the tournament director, said teams had shown no objection when told about the need to cover tattoos.
    

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    World Rugby, meanwhile, has made contingency planning for disruption to the fixture schedule at the World Cup with a possible extension of the pool stages if the tournament were to be hit by the sort of extreme weather that has afflicted the country in recent weeks.
    
    Typhoons and earthquakes similar to those that have struck in recent weeks would almost certainly lead to relocation of teams. Contingencies have been drawn up for the postponement of matches.
    
    "It is a complex piece [of logistics] and this one has a heightened sense of realism to it," said Gilpin.
    
    "With the weather events that have taken place in Osaka, during the equivalent time next year, Italy and the USA would just be arriving in team camps that would no longer be available in those conditions.
    
    "There has also been an earthquake in Sapporo, where matches are being played on the first weekend where teams like Australia and England would have been arriving.
    
    "We are working through all scenarios. Japan, though, does cope very well. Their venues and hotels are built to withstand incredibly adverse conditions."