RUGBY players around Gloucester will be amongst the first to get their hands on sought after World Cup tickets, four months before they go on general sale.
Clubs across the city will be offered a share of 500,000 Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets as part of a community early bird scheme in May.
The programme enables clubs and rugby organisations to give members an additional opportunity to access tickets for the tournament, ahead of public ticket sales in September, recognising and rewarding loyal rugby fans.
Information has been sent to the RFU's member clubs, constituent bodies and other affiliated organisations this week outlining how the sale of the 500,000 tickets will work. Each club and organisation will nominate a set number of its members to purchase tickets through the rugby community ticket programme from May 16.