Healthy start for World Cup tickets

ORGANISERS of next year's rugby World Cup in New Zealand are delighted with the early interest in tickets, with more than 50,000 people pre-registering to purchase team or venue packages.

Applications for tickets open today and more than 20,000 of the pre-registered fans come from outside New Zealand, organisers said, with the majority of those coming from Britain, Australia, Ireland, France, the United States, South Africa and Canada.

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