It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for and I’m not the only one. Rugby fans all over the world have been waiting in eager anticipation for this, and now it’s almost here: Rugby World Cup 2015. When tickets go on sale on 12 September, there will be millions of people all over the world looking to get their hands on a ticket and to be part of sporting history. I dare to say the words – I want to be there when England lift the Web Ellis trophy!
Ever since the inaugural tournament in 1987, the Rugby World Cup has been a showcase for the game’s most talented players and has left us with some of the greatest sporting moments that have stuck not just with die hard rugby fans, but all sport fans across the globe. After South Africa emerged as winners over New Zealand following Joel Stransky’s drop goal in extra-time in the 1995 final, the striking image of Nelson Mandela wearing a Springbok shirt as he presented Captain Francois Pienaar with the World Cup will always remain one of the most powerful images and talked about moments in sporting history, while Jonny Wilkinson’s last-gasp drop goal in extra time to seal victory for England over Australia in the 2003 final is a cherished moment in the hearts of England fans and a thorn in the side of Australian fans.
What great sporting memories will RWC15 create for a new generation of rugby fans? Only time will tell and thankfully we haven’t long to wait. Thinking ahead to the atmosphere across the country next September brings back memories of London 2012 when a whole nation embraced the Olympics. Except this time, the focus will not only be on London but across all of the UK when everyone will be swept up in the RWC15 fever. Make no mistake, this is one party no one will want to miss.
Join me and register now for the general on sale here.
Now, get ready for goosebumps on your arms and for the hairs to stand up on the back of your neck as it doesn’t get much better than this: the World Cup 2015 stars get the ultimate team talk from none other than Tywin Lannister, and the Game of Thrones star Charles Dance pulls no punches.
“There will be pain and there will be blood” Dance warns as he sizes up Joe Launchbury. It’s emotional stuff so check out the video for yourself: