Countdown begins to 2015 Rugby World Cup

An event has been held at the Millennium Stadium to mark 500 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup. Tickets will go on sale in September.

World Cup 'unique opportunity' says WRU chairman

Rugby World Cup tickets will go on sale to the general public on 12th September*. *The announcement was made to mark 500 days until the tournament kicks off.

David Pickering, WRU chairman, said the world cup is a "unique opportunity."

Eight matches - including two of Wales' pool games and two quarter finals - will be played at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. It'll be the fourth time Wales has played a part in hosting the tournament.

The countdown's started: 500 days to Rugby World Cup

An event marking 500 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup has been held at the Millennium Stadium this morning.

The stadium will host eight games during the tournament next summer.

First Minister Carwyn Jones AM and former Wales and British and Irish Lions players Scott Quinnell were among those at the event.

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At the Millennium Stadium to mark 500 days until #RWC2015 - promises to be a great event for fans, the city & Wales http://t.co/1OjZnEjv8E

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