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World Cup ticket sales postponed by Ticketmaster
ESPN Staff
May 15, 2014
The first tranche of tickets for the Rugby World Cup were due to go on sale this Friday © Getty Images
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England 2015 organisers have been forced to announce the postponement of ticket sales for next year's Rugby World Cup as distributor Ticketmaster face up to a host of problems.

Sales of tickets for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow were suspended this week as Ticketmaster's online and call centre facilities could not deal with the demand.

Now the Rugby World Cup sale that was supposed to begin on Friday and would have placed half a million tickets up for grabs for rugby clubs on a first-come, first-served basis has been put back to Thursday May 29.

"The Rugby World Cup 2015 Rugby Community Ticket Sale will now launch on Thursday May 29 at 1pm," organisers said in a press release. "The live sale date has been moved from Friday May 16, following a request today from Ticketmaster for more time to test the online ticketing system they are providing to ensure that rugby fans have the best possible experience when booking tickets.

"The new sale date also gives rugby clubs more time to register their members on the system for the 500,000 tickets available.

"The Rugby Community Ticketing Programme will now run from May 29 to July 2, 2014.

"Up to a million tickets will go on general sale from September 12 to September 29, 2014 - these dates were announced last week, and have not changed."

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