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Guarantee a Place at Rugby World Cup 2011

20 November 2009

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England fans can now guarantee their place at Rugby World Cup 2011 after England Rugby Travel confirmed its status as an Official Travel Agent of Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand.

England Rugby Travel is the official travel company for England Rugby and will be offering a range of supporter travel packages that include travel, accommodation and officially allocated match tickets.

Supporters are able to ‘advance register’ their interest on-line now on the England Rugby Travel website with an easy and accessible on-line service. England Rugby Travel’s official ticket-inclusive fans packages will be available to purchase in the early part of 2010.

England team manager Martin Johnson, who captained the national team to its win over Australia in Sydney in 2003 and played in two other Rugby World Cups, said: “Rugby World Cup 2011 will take over New Zealand for the whole year building up to the tournament as well as during the six weeks it takes place.”

Johnson, who features in an exclusive England Rugby Travel video interview on the England Rugby Travel website, added: “It’s one of the biggest sporting occasions in the world and I meet so many people who have been to a Rugby World Cup. They say it’s one of the best trips they’ve ever done in their lives and they create so many special memories.

“Travelling on an official supporter package with England Rugby Travel is the best way to enjoy the Tournament, the country and the entire Rugby World Cup experience.”

The official packages for Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand, will include a variety of England’s opening pool fixtures, including two eagerly anticipated head-to-heads with Argentina (Saturday 10 September – Christchurch) and Scotland (Saturday 1 October – Auckland), as well as clashes with qualifiers from Europe (Sunday 18 September – Christchurch) and the Repechage play-off (Saturday 24 September – Dunedin) fixtures.

Supporters will also have the chance to book their place at all of the knock-out phase fixtures, with packages offering options for both quarter-finals that Martin Johnson’s men could reach, both semi-finals, and of course the fabulous occasion of the Final of Rugby World Cup at the redeveloped Eden Park on 23 October 2011.