SA Rugby Travel is very pleased to announce that we have been appointed as an official Travel Operator for Rugby World Cup, in Japan in 2019.
SA Rugby Travel is a joint venture between The SA Rugby Union and Tourvest Destination Management. This is the second time that SA Rugby Travel has been appointed, with the brand having been created in 2013 to bid for London RWC in 2015, where they were appointed the exclusive agent for South Africa.
SA Rugby Travel has begun preparation to bring South African’s an unforgettable experience, both for the game of rugby at the RWC Japan 2019, as well as an extraordinary destination with a great deal to see and do.
Bryan Coetzee, Director of SA Rugby Travel says, “We are extremely proud to yet again be appointed as an official OTA for the Rugby World Cup. The RWC 2019 in Japan brings together a theatre of attractions in destination Japan coupled with The Rugby World Cup spectacle. We are very excited to be creating product that will take South African’s to a Rugby World Cup, not just in Asia, but in an amazing destination such as Japan”.
Japan has a fascinating and multifaceted culture that has endured thousands of years. Lavish landscapes and colourful streets immediately spring to mind. On the one hand it is steeped in the deepest of traditions dating back thousands of years; on the other it is a society in a continual state of rapid change, with continually shifting fads and fashions and technological development that pushes back the boundaries of the possible. This is part of what makes it such an amazing country to visit.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth Rugby World Cup to be held. It will be held in Japan from Friday, 20 September to Saturday, 2 November. This will be the first time the tournament will be held in Asia and also the first time that the event will take place outside the traditional heartland of the sport.
The teams participating are divided into four pools of five teams. There are a total of 48 matches that will be played, which includes the 40 pool matches, quarter-finals, semi-finals, a bronze-final and the final. These matches will be played in 12 stadiums around Japan.
As the tournament approaches, rugby fever will be taking hold of the country. The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place at Tokyo Stadium in Chofu, and the final match will be held at International Stadium Yokohama in Kanagawa.
This will be a great time of year to visit Japan weather-wise as it won’t be too hot and it won’t be too cold either, perfect weather for rugby as well as exploring this unique destination.
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