TOKYO - As the Rugby
World Cup heads towards its climax in Japan, early estimates suggest the
Mastercard sponsored event will generate more than US$4 billion for the
This year’s largest
sporting event has attractive support from across the world, setting the stage
for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Held every four years,
Rugby World Cup 2019 saw the coming together of 20 nations. Key facts:
- More than 400,000 fans
travelled to Japan from all corners of the globe.
- 34,000 Australian rugby fans
made the pilgrimage to watch the matches live.
- 18,000 British fans were
- People from 170 countries,
including Antarctica, purchased tickets to attend Rugby World Cup.
- Rugby World Cup 2023 will be
held in France.