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.
London's Olympic Stadium is set to be announced as one of the venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The IRB has revamped the 2015 World Cup schedule to stop giving top nations an unfair advantage by allowing them a week's rest between games.
The International Rugby Board has provided clarification regarding the membership application status of the Cyprus Rugby Federation.
Manchester United scotched plans for Old Trafford to host games at the 2015 World Cup.