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Francois Pienaar to feature on ticket design for rugby World Cup 2015

Francois Pienaar is one of four winning Rugby World Cup captains featured on the tickets.

South African captain Francois Pienaar (left) brandishes the Rugby World Cup and salutes the crowd with teammate Hannes Strydom (right) after the 1995 Rugby World Cup final match South Africa vs New Zealand at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on June 24, 1995. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - With global excitement building ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015, the ticket design for tournament has been revealed!

Retired rugby player Francois Pienaar is one of four winning Rugby World Cup captains featured on the tickets, along with images of John Eales, Martin Johnson and Richie McCaw.

Tournament organisers England Rugby 2015 on Friday unveiled the official design that will feature on the tickets for the 48 matches.

The unique design, celebrates rugby and the rich history of the tournament, featuring the Webb Ellis Cup at its centre, alongside three other Rugby World Cup winning captains.

The ticket blends the striking tournament look and feel with two Rugby images representing the heritage of the Game in England.

The four designs, developed in three colours, will be issued for all matches throughout the pool phase, Quarter and Semi-Finals as well as the Bronze Final.

The tickets for the eight matches that will be played at the Millennium Stadium will also feature information in Welsh.

Tickets for the pool phase, Quarter-Final, Semi-Final and the Bronze Final matches feature photos, supplied by Getty Images.

Yesterday saw around 30,000 tickets sold as more went on sale.

There are currently around 50,000 tickets available to buy for 20 matches including South Africa vs Samoa at Villa Park.