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Japan praised as Rugby World Cup nears sell-out

The England team bus logo during the England media session in Miyazaki (by David Rogers).

World Rugby has revealed that more than 96 per cent of tickets have been sold for this year’s Rugby World Cup ahead of the start of the tournament in Japan on Friday.

Open training sessions from Wales, New Zealand and South Africa have attracted more than 27,000 fans and World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has said that Japan is “comprehensively proving” to be one of the best tournament hosts to date.

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