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Junior World Championship Tickets Now On Sale

14th March 2008

The international rugby tournament of the year is taking place in Wales this year in the form of the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship in June, and with the countdown clock ticking, tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.

The best 16 internationals sides at Under 20 level will descend on Wales from June 6 - 22, with match action taking place in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham.

Tickets are now available for the event at just £2 for children and £8 for adults for each individual match day, all of which include at least two top class games. Venue and team packages are also available from £8 for children and £30 for adults which include a total of 10 matches each.

England, Australia, Canada and Fiji will play their Pool matches at Rodney Parade, Newport; South Africa, Scotland, USA and Samoa will be based at the Racecourse, Wrexham; New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina and Tonga will do battle at Cardiff Arms Park while hosts Wales will join France, Italy and Japan at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

The Welsh Rugby Union and International Rugby Board have put together a ticket policy for the event which will give everyone the chance to feast on three weeks of high class international rugby, all over Wales.

People all over Wales will be able to see the future stars of the international game without venturing far from their homes. Wherever people live, they will have access to top class sporting entertainment throughout the month of June.

WRU Group Chief Executive Roger Lewis said: "We were determined for this tournament to be accessible to all and coupled with the top teams playing in all four corners of the principality, this ticketing strategy allows us to make that happen.

"The future stars of the world game will be literally on the doorstep of the vast majority of Welsh people. Whether you live close to Cardiff, Newport, Swansea or Wrexham, there will be a real feast of international rugby for all to enjoy and savour.

"Individuals and families that may not ordinarily be regular rugby watchers can take the opportunity to come along and enjoy an entertaining evening out for all the family.

"In addition to the tickets on sale, hundreds of school children across Wales will have the chance to watch the matches as part of a tournament legacy programme funded by the Welsh Assembly Government."

International Rugby Board Tournament Manager Philippe Bourdarias said: "The announcement of a competitively priced ticket structure underlines the Welsh Rugby Union's commitment to making the IRB Junior World Championship accessible to all and the use of four regional venues will further heighten interest and excitement."

"The Rugby community is looking forward to a Championship that promises to be the most successful international Age Grade Tournament ever staged. With double header matches played across all four venues on each match day, the IRB Junior World Championship offers an excellent opportunity for the Rugby Community within Wales to see the next generation of Rugby World Cup stars in action as they follow in the footsteps of George Gregan, Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Gavin Henson, James Hook and Mathew Tait," he said.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster ( / tel 08705 582582)

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