All Blacks fans are going to require deep pockets to match their high expectations at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
As has become the norm at true global sporting events such as the RWC, ticket prices are eye-wateringly high, and even more so if the All Blacks are your team.
Steve Hansen’s back-to-back world champions from New Zealand have been put on the highest ticket price bracket alongside the host nation for the pool stages of the event, with three of the All Blacks’ four first-phase matches selling for four times what it costs to attend the cheapest preliminary contests.
The general public application period for tickets has just opened, following 2.5 million submissions across the priority phase of the process. A total of 1.8 million fans are expected to attend the tournament, including 400,000 visitors.
Ticket prices for the All Blacks’ pool matches range between $536 for category A down to $134 for category D for the pool opener against South Africa, as well as the matches against Namibia and Italy. The contest against the repechage winner is slightly discounted at between $402 and $93
What it costs to watch the All Blacks in Japan (single match tickets, adult prices in NZ$)
All Blacks RWC 2019 Pool Games:
All Blacks vs South Africa: Cat A $536, B $402, C $268, D $134
All Blacks vs Repechage winner: A $402, B $292, C $186, D $93
All Blacks vs Namibia: A $536, B $402, C $268, D $134
All Blacks vs Italy: A $536, B $402, C $268, D $134
Quarterfinals: A $536, B $402, C $268, D $134
Semifinals: A $938, B $670, C $335, D $201
Final: A $1340, B $938, C $603, D $335