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Rush For Rugby World Cup Tickets
England lift the 2003 World Cup - ┬ęGetty Images / Dave Rogers
England lift the 2003 World Cup
©Getty Images / Dave Rogers
More than 100,000 tickets have been snapped up in 10 hours on the opening day of the second release of tickets for next year's Rugby World Cup in France.

Sales have been widened to the public worldwide after the first ticket release on November 5 went to what the IRB terms its "rugby family" including players, volunteers, administrators, officials and club fans.

Close to 800,000 tickets of the 1.6 million available have now been sold.

The latest tickets are being sold in packs of three to six matches, with a maximum of six packs per person.

Phase three later this year will allow fans to purchase single tickets.

The RWC website, where tickets can be purchased, is

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