Don't panic - there's still time. You've got til 6pm on Monday to apply for Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets! Here's how to do it...
Need to know
RWC 2015 tickets are now on general sale, with an application window open from 12-29 September. Up to 1m tickets will go on sale, and prices will start at £15 for adults and £7 for children at some games.
Tickets won’t be sold first come, first served, and any matches that are oversubscribed will go to a ballot. Whether you apply on the first day of the sale or the last, everyone has a fair chance of purchasing tickets of their choice.
How to apply
1) All fans must create an account on the official RWC 2015 ticketing site, tickets.rugbyworldcup.com. Fill in your details (it doesn’t take long!) and you’re ready to go.
2) Browse the match schedule, and plan which games you want to go to. You can apply for up to four tickets for any of the 48 matches scheduled.
Want to go to the game with your team-mates? There are 15 fixtures that you can buy 15 tickets for – now that’s what we call a team social!
3) There’s a few things you can do to maximise your chances of getting tickets for your preferred matches. Use ‘Match Manager’ to help increase your chances and limit your spend.
This tool enables you to apply for tickets for as many games as you like, but cap the number you can be allocated them for. You can also tick a box to opt to be allocated tickets at the next price up, in the event that those in your preferred price category have sold out.
4) The good news – there are no booking fees for RWC 2015 tickets. If you buy with a debit card or MasterCard, transaction charges will not apply. There will be a 2% charge for other credit cards.
5) In October you’ll be told of the tickets you’ve successfully purchased.
And if you decide you want to go to more games after all, any remaining tickets will be sold on a first come, first served sale from November.
Don’t get caught out
Fans must only buy tickets from the official ticketing website to guarantee entry into RWC 2015 games.
Bought tickets you no longer need? There’ll be an official re-sale website launched next year enabling fans to sell unwanted tickets at face value, so don’t sell on the secondary market.
You must buy your tickets from an official source to avoid disappointment like this…