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Opening Ceremony Extravaganza

The biggest show in world Rugby is coming to England. The glittering Opening Ceremony and pre match extravaganza will be a showpiece curtain raiser before Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off on Friday 18 September when England take on Fiji. Book your place now with the selection of ticket-inclusive packages we have on offer.

The country will be buzzing with excitement as Rugby World Cup 2015 gets underway. Guarantee your place to experience the first magical weekend of the Tournament, including the dazzling Opening Ceremony at Twickenham Stadium before England play their first pool game against the colourful Fijians.

The Opening Ceremony will go off with a bang as a capacity crowd witness the official start of the Tournament. Stuart Lancaster’s team will be tuned to perfection with the intention of making Twickenham a fortress and an intimidating place for the Fijians to enter.

Between 1999 and 2004, England went 22 matches unbeaten at Twickenham and Chris Robshaw and his team mates will hope the home advantage is decisive.

This will be a huge contest if England is going to progress to the knock out stages of the Tournament - and they will need the support of a capacity crowd at Twickenham to help create a winning start. Power, physicality, great skill levels and determination will be on show. Book one of our ticket-inclusive travel and accommodation packages to guarantee your place for the Opening Ceremony and inaugural game of Rugby World Cup 2015.

Fijian rugby in numbers

80,000 – The estimated number of rugby players in Fiji – the country is considered to have the highest player to population ratio of any rugby playing nation

116 – Fiji’s highest ever winning margin (against Niue in 1983)

11 – Fiji’s current IRB World Ranking

6 – The number of times Fiji have featured at a Rugby World Cup

3 – The number of times Fiji have progressed from the pool stages at a Rugby World Cup