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More RWC tickets to be released

Around 30,000 extra tickets for the Rugby World Cup are to go on sale next week, including for five matches at Twickenham.

Rugby fans have already snapped up more than two million tickets, and tournament organisers have now increased availability from returns via commercial programmes, extra seats at the venues and resales from those who can no longer attend.

Three thousand will be for the opening ceremony and England against Fiji on September 18, with another 4,000 at each of the quarter-finals held at Twickenham and a chance to watch the hosts playing Uruguay in Manchester.

There will also be an opportunity to see Ireland face Romania at Wembley, France take on Italy and Australia against Wales, both at at Twickenham, while New Zealand tackle Tonga at St James' Park in Newcastle.

Managing director of England Rugby 2015 Steve Brown said: " With over two million tickets sold and less than 100 days to go, the appetite to watch the world's best teams is continuing to grow.

"This latest release of tickets will see further availability for five big matches at Twickenham, including England's opening game against Fiji and the two quarter-finals, as well as England versus Uruguay, giving fans who missed out last time another opportunity to come to the tournament."

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