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Rugby World Cup 2015: Tickets still available for 33 matches

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There is just two days to go for the sale of the 2015 Rugby World Cup tickets, but several matches still look like they will have a low attendance next year.

The tournament kicks off on the 18th September with England facing Fiji at Twickenham, whilst the London-based stadium will also host the final on the 31st October.

Tickets went on sale two weeks ago, but fans have until 6pm on Monday to snap up the opportunity to go to the World Cup with 33 of the 48 matches still having seats available.

Few Rugby Stadiums

This is worrying for the organising committee chiefs, who had to upset some rugby fans by choosing football stadiums to host games, needing the extra capacity at these grounds to be able to sell more tickets.

Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester, Sandy Park in Exeter, Twickenham and Wales’ Millennium Stadium are the only traditional rugby union venues that will be used at the World Cup next year.

Those looked over include Saracens' new Allianz Park and Leicester Tigers fortress Welford Road, with Wembley, Leeds’ Elland Road and Milton Keynes Dons’ Stadium:mk chosen instead.

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Looking at games that remain available, only two being held at Twickenham have tickets left, with the final having been sold out in a matter of days.

England have also been, unsurprisingly, in high demand, with just their opening fixture against Fiji still yet to sell out.

Not selling

The Pacific Islands’ nation face the possibility of a lower attendance when they take on Wales at the Millennium Stadium, with the Rugby World Cup tickets website noting the game down as being of good availability.

The home of Welsh rugby is yet to be filled for their country’s game against the play off winner of either Russia or Uruguay, whilst Ireland clash with Canada there still has plenty of seats left.

One thing that has turned away fans is the quality of sides that will be starring with Georgia, Romania, Canada and Namibia amongst those struggling to sell.

Another issue has been the cost of tickets, with the most expensive and available being £315 for the opening fixture.

Quarter final matches, which could involve New Zealand, Argentina, France and Ireland, are all still available, and with the 29th September deadline fast closing in, the England 2015 organising committee will be start to panic.

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