Rugby World Cup 2019

DHL delivers Rugby World Cup 2019™ to Japan

DHL has fulfilled the delivery of all necessities for the 20 participating unions, such as team equipment and training and technical gear. By the end of the tournament, DHL will have delivered over 67,000kg of team freight internationally as well as domestically across Japan, in addition to over 432,000 tickets to more than 140 countries.

John Pearson, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express, said “As ‘the world’s most international company’, DHL has a longstanding association with the game of rugby across the globe that spans much of the 50 years we have been in business.

England make 11 changes to their team to face Ireland

Only Elliot Daly, George Ford, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola survive from the 13-6 loss in Cardiff in a revamped selection that will see Ford and Owen Farrell pair up from the start for the first time in 14 months.

Ford continues at fly-half with captain Farrell starting at inside centre and lining up alongside Manu Tuilagi in midfield. Former age-group international pairing Ford and Farrell last started a Test at 10 and 12 when England lost 23-12 to South Africa in Bloemfontein in 2018.

Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2019 to start in January 2018

With the match schedule also announced, the Japanese public and rugby fans around the world can now begin to plan for a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience.

At the heart of a programme aimed at selling 1.8 million tickets, are child tickets from ¥1,000, adult tickets from ¥2,019 and 900,000 tickets under ¥15,000 as organisers aim to attract new fans to the sport across the nationwide spread of 12 host cities.