WIN VIP TICKETS TO THE RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL

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Rugby union's World Cup final, which will be staged in Johannesburg on 24 June, promises to be one of the most spectacular sporting occasions of the year - and you and a partner could be there to watch it as VIP guests.

That's the first prize in our Rugby World Cup prize draw. Five pairs of winners will each receive return flights to Johannesburg, three nights deluxe accommodation at the Escom Centre, an eve of match sunset cruise along the Vaal river, pre-match hospitality, category 1 seated match tickets and a safari park game drive.

The tour is organised by Mike Burton Sports Travel, one of the top operators in this field.

This is the sport's third World Cup, and it should be the most exciting yet. Conditions in South Africa, where the pitches are hard and fast, the stadia are the best in the world, and the crowds fanatical and knowledgeable, should be ideal for spectacular rugby.

On the tour to South Africa last summer, England found that the country is emerging as the home of free-flowing, open, running rugby. England's Underwood brothers and Jeremy Guscott, Wales' Ieuan Evans, Ireland's Simon Geoghegan, Scotland's Kenny Logan and Gavin Hastings, the entire French back division, the host nation's flying full-back Andre Joubert, and, of course, the peerless Australian entertainer, David Campese (above), will all be expecting plenty of opportunities to show off their startling paces.

Australia, the holders, are the clear favourites to win the tournament, but South Africa, New Zealand, England and France will all mount strong challenges.

As well as our five winners' prizes, there are 100 runners-up prizes of pairs of tickets for the Save & Prosper Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham on May 13. This event, all the net proceeds of which go to a young people's sports charity, is invariably a fiercely fought and thoroughly entertaining occasion.

To be in with a chance of winning, you must collect five differently numbered tokens from the Independent. Today we are publishing Token 1 and Token 2. The third token will appear in tomorrow's paper, and details of how to enter will be published later this week.

RULES:

1. To enter our Rugby World Cup final prize draw you need to collect five differently numbered tokens. 2. The closing date for entries is 8 May 1995. Send to: The Independent/Rugby World Cup final Prize Draw, PO Box 250, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1TU along with a completed entry form which will be printed at the end of the contest. 3. For previously published tokens or an entry form send and SAE to: The Independent/Rugby World Cup, PO Box 92, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1BT. State the tokens you require. Please mark clearly on your envelope, TOKEN REQUEST or ENTRY FORM. If you need both, please send separate SAE's. Your requests must be received by first post 2 May 1995. 4. Employees and agents of Newspaper Publishing plc or those of any other national newspaper company or any firm connected with the promotion are not eligible to take part, neither are their relatives nor members of their families or households. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. 5. There is no cash alternative. 6. There is a limit of one entry per household. 7. Photocopies of tokens are not acceptable. 8. The promoter reserves the right in their absolute discretion to disqualify any entry or competitor, nominee, add to, or waive any rules. 9. No correspondence will be entered into. Proof of postage will not be accepted as proof of receipt. The promoter will not take responsibility for entries lost or damaged in the post. The Editor's decision is final.

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