The first tranche of the 2.6million tickets available for the 2023 World Cup in France will go on sale on 15 March, with Ireland fans able to buy a package of four group game tickets from €175.

Fans who have registered to join the '2023 Family' scheme by 13 March will be eligible to purchase 'Follow My Team' and 'City' packs as part of a pre-sale period that runs until 5 April, with general sale beginning on 6 April.

Tickets for individual matches will go on sale in 2022 and will operate on a first come, first served basis.

The cost of attending all four of Ireland's group matches, including their headline meetings with South Africa and Scotland, ranges from €175 to €750.

Quarter-final tickets can be added on to the four group games, with the prices rising to €255 to €1080 depending on the tier of seats.

The most expensive 'Follow My Team' pack is for hosts France at €1,355 euros including the opening ceremony in Paris and the curtain-raising clash with New Zealand, with the price of following the All Blacks coming at €1,175.

"The 2023 World Cup will showcase the best of rugby and the best of France and we are delighted to launch the tournament's ticketing programme," World Rugby chairman, Bill Beaumont said.

"Our ambition, in partnership with our friends at the France 2023 organising committee, is to make France 2023 the most accessible tournament to date.

"This ticketing programme certainly does that. Everyone is invited to join a special celebration of France and 200 years of rugby."

The 10th edition of the World Cup has been extended by one week to allow all teams at least five days preparation before pool matches. No games will be played on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Player squad sizes will also increase from 31 to 33 with a view to improving player welfare standards.

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