World Cup organisers may be keen to punt the high number of 'affordable' tickets on offer, but the 2015 World Cup in England will be a pricey affair for fans.
Japan's hosting of the 2019 World Cup will re-ignite interest in the sport in the country.
Ireland’s minister of transport, tourism and sport Leo Varadkar will seek approval from cabinet on Tuesday to bid to host the 2023 World Cup.
Canada booked their 2015 World Cup berth on Saturday with a 13-11 victory over the United States.
Top-end tickets for the 2015 rugby union World Cup final are likely to cost more than £700 (€817, US$1,100).
South Africa are planning a bid to host the 2023 World Cup, SA Rugby Union Chief Executive Jurie Roux said.
Two leading Australian officials insisted the schedule for the 2015 World Cup was the fairest yet to all nations.
Welsh Union officials said the eight 2015 World Cup matches scheduled to take place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium could generate a £100 million boost for the Welsh economy.
The Springboks will open their 2015 World Cup campaign against the top qualifier from Asia in the southern coastal city of Brighton.
London's Olympic Stadium was confirmed as one of 13 venues for the 2015 World Cup in England and will stage five matches.