Tickets now on sale for JWC2014

NZ Rugby     17 Mar 2014     NZ Rugby

- All Blacks tickets available for those who buy JWC2014 tickets now

- JWC2014 $5 for children, $10 for adults

Tickets for the biggest fifteens tournament in the world outside Rugby World Cup are available through Ticketmaster from today.

All fans who buy any JWC2014 venue pack before 31 March will also be able to buy tickets to the Steinlager Series before those tickets go on public sale in April. The All Blacks take on England in a three Test series in Auckland, Dunedin and Hamilton.

“This is a great chance for fans to enjoy a feast of top rugby in their own backyard and see the All Blacks of today and tomorrow,” said New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew. 17 of the current All Blacks squad played in previous JWC tournaments.

“Not only can fans see the great young players of world rugby in action, they can also secure their tickets now to what will be a really exciting Steinlager Series as the All Blacks take on England, hosts of Rugby World Cup 2015.”

JWC2014 kicks off on Queen’s Birthday Monday, 2 June while the All Blacks open the series against England at Eden Park on Saturday 7 June. Three weeks later JWC2014 climaxes with the Final at Eden Park on Friday 20 June, while the Steinlager Series wraps up with a potential series decider in Hamilton on Saturday, 21 June.

IRB Tournament Director Philippe Bourdarias said: "The IRB is really excited about bringing a major rugby tournament back to New Zealand this year. Rugby World Cup 2011 showed how the people of Auckland and New Zealand embraced a major event and we have no doubt they'll be excited about watching the future stars of world rugby in June."

Low ticket prices
Pool matches are being played at QBE Stadium, North Harbour and ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe with the finals at Eden Park, Friday 20 June.

Tickets are priced as little as $5 for children and $10 for adults. Each ticket gives fans access to all three matches played each match day at a venue.

A family of four can purchase venue packs for all matches at ECOLight Stadium plus the Finals at Eden Park for $110 and for QBE Stadium, the price is just $150.

“We have deliberately kept ticket prices as low as possible to encourage families to get along to what will be action packed matches as the best young players in the world play their hearts out,” said Tew.

Tournament snapshot – JWC2014 – 2-20 June 2014

• 12 teams, 336 players
• 30 matches kicking off Queen’s Birthday Monday, 2 June
• Matches will be played on 2, 6, 10, 15 and 20 June
• Current title holders, England
• JWC is a proven pathway to higher honours – 17 of the current All Blacks squad played in previous JWC tournaments. More than 300 players in total have gone on to play for their country at the top level.
• Government (through the Major Events Development Fund) and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have each invested $1.45m to support JWC2014
• JWC2014 is the seventh edition of the tournament, and the first time New Zealand has been hosts