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Rugby World Cup 2015 is Too Big To Miss

Date Posted:11/09/2014

Rugby World Cup Milton KeynesOn Wednesday 17 September the Webb Ellis Cup will be visiting Milton Keynes as part of the ‘Too Big to Miss’ campaign for tickets to Rugby World Cup 2015 going on general sale*.

With up to one million tickets for all 48 matches on general sale from September 12-29 2014, the campaign strapline 'Too Big To Miss' describes the size, scale and stature of Rugby World Cup 2015.

The tickets on sale include France v Canada, Samoa v Japan and Fiji v Play-off winner which will all be played at Stadium MK. Ticket prices for these matches start at £7 for children and £15 for adults. People can apply for tickets at  

The Trophy will be in Middleton Hall, centre:mk* along with a variety of Rugby specific activities the whole family can enjoy. The event will be running all day with local Rugby coaches running some skills sessions as well as chance to have a photo with the Trophy.

Cllr Hannah O’Neill, Deputy Leader of Milton Keynes Council said “With tickets going on sale Rugby World Cup 2015 is feeling very real now.  

“It will be too big to miss and we are excited that this event will give residents and visitors to the city a once in a lifetime chance to get up close to the Webb Ellis Cup.”

Pete Winkelman, Chairman of MK Dons, who will be hosting the three matches in Milton Keynes, added “This event takes us another step closer to Rugby World Cup 2015 and with tickets set to go on sale this week, too, it is all becoming very exciting.

“The Webb Ellis Cup is one of the most prestigious trophies in sport and it will be fantastic to see it here in our city. I’ll certainly be having my photo taken with it and I’m pleased that everyone else will get a chance to do so as well.”

Allan Robson, chief executive: “We’re now just one year away from Rugby World Cup 2015, which will provide a massive boost to rugby throughout this region. Excitement is going to build over the next 12 months, and with Milton Keynes hosting three matches we’re delighted to see the trophy itself coming to the city, and to be a part of the event itself.”

* Trophy will be on display from 12.30pm