Time to don your rugby jersey. It’s time for some high-voltage action. The battle lines have been drawn. As many as 20 top-ranked rugby nations will be seen locking horns this September in the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Having won two consecutive titles in 2011 and 2015, the All Blacks are the defending champions.
According to the pundits, Ireland and New Zealand are the teams to beat. The defending champions find themselves in Pool B alongside Italy, South Africa, Namibia and Canada. The pundits believe that South Africa is the only team that can pull off a heist against the All Blacks. The other teams within the pool will have to play out of their skins if they wish to get anywhere closer to a win against New Zealand.
The Irishmen, on the other hand, have never progressed as far as the semi-final. Also, they’ve started 2019 on a shaky note. The team suffered heavy defeats against England and Six Nations Grand Slam winners Wales, but their form in 2018 was nothing short of exemplary. A word in the media is that they’d be able to break their quarter-final jinx this time around.
The group stages will commence from September 20, 2019. The Japan Rugby World Cup will see as many as 48 matches being played across 12 venues, including the iconic Ajinomoto Stadium.
The pool of death
Pool C is believed to be the pool of death. European heavyweights France and England will be clashing with the South American dark horses (Argentina) for a place in the knockout stages. USA and Tonga have also been drawn alongside the three heavyweights in Pool C.
Rugby fans throughout the world have been eagerly waiting for the showpiece event. Fans and enthusiasts are expected to throng the stadiums. The opening match would be played at the Ajinomoto Stadium. The summit clash would be played at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.
Well, to be honest, it’s not just about the scintillating action, the points earned or the flying kicks scored. This rugby world cup is also about hospitality and leisure. Now, luxury and leisure are not just confined to the hotel room you have booked. Leisure has a lot to do with your in-stadium experience.
Hospitality management companies are trying hard to add value-added propositions in order to make the spectator’s experience rich and enjoyable. There are companies that provide you with complimentary drinks on arrival. Then, there are those who give complimentary meals and comfortable seats. You want to experience unmatched comfort and luxury, don’t you. The hospitality aspect is of utmost importance. You don’t want the spectators to feel dissatisfied just because the food served to them wasn’t good enough.
Be a part of the bandwagon
You too can be a part of the bandwagon. Book your tickets now if you wish to experience an adrenaline rush like never before. If you are a die-hard rugby fan, this your chance to cheer for your favourite team while sitting in the stands. Ticket prices for the groups stages begin from £160.
As far as hospitality is concerned, look for packages that give you the following:
- Complimentary meals and drinks
- Bar facility
- Adequate parking space
- Nothing can beat the joy of watching a match while sitting in the VIP stands
- If your pocket allows, go for a shared suite
It’s going to be quite an adventure. Twenty of the best teams in the world are going to fight tooth and nail to be crowned the world champion. So, book your tickets now and get ready to join the action. Don’t wait till it’s too late. Go for it.