Countdown to Rugby World Cup in England hits two years

Ticket pricing and kick-off times have yet to be confirmed

England Rugby 2015 will deliver an update on Tuesday afternoon when the countdown to the World Cup reaches the two-year milestone.

Debbie Jevans, chief executive of the organisation set up to run the tournament, will face the media alongside the Rugby Football Union's chief executive Ian Ritchie.

The pool draw, stadium allocation and match schedule are already in place, but ticket pricing and kick-off times have yet to be confirmed with a decision on these expected later this year.

England 2015 ambassador Lawrence Dallaglio will also be present at the briefing, which is being held in conjunction with the RFU's launch of the 'Posts in the Park' initiative at Inwood Park, Hounslow.

The home World Cup provides an opportunity to raise the profile of the game in this country and work has already begun at the RFU to make sure it capitalises on the interest generated.

The fortunes of England will be key to raising the sport's popularity, although their progression to the quarter-finals is far from assured after being drawn alongside Wales and Australia in Pool A.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster hopes to have a clearer idea of his squad by the end of next year's tour to New Zealand with the midfield and wings the most problematic areas of the team.

 

 

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