It’s go­ing to be big – num­bers which de­fine the tour­na­ment

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£982m

World Cup’s pre­dicted con­tri­bu­tion to Bri­tish GDP

466,000

Num­ber of in­ter­na­tional visi­tors ex­pected in Eng­land and Wales dur­ing the tour­na­ment

2.22m

Es­ti­mated num­ber of tick­ets sold

£32m

To­tal food and drink rev­enue ex­pected

42,000

Ap­prox­i­mate num­ber of jobs the tour­na­ment will cre­ate

£10m

To­tal amount the RFU is in­vest­ing into grass­roots clubs

207

Num­ber of coun­tries in which the World Cup will be broad­cast

4bn

The es­ti­mated global tele­vi­sion au­di­ence.

48

Matches in the RWC, 25 in rugby venues, seven in multi-event venues, and 16 football

44

Days tour­na­ment will last for

40

Per­cent­age of World Cups South Africa have won in which they have com­peted

342,316

The num­ber of reg­is­tered rugby play­ers in South Africa, the most in the world

135

The num­ber of reg­is­tered rugby play­ers per 1,000 in Tonga, the high­est in the world

4

The num­ber of All Blacks play­ers with over 100 caps

1

North­ern hemi­sphere teams to win World Cup (Eng­land 2003)

In pos­ses­sion: Richie McCaw of cham­pi­ons New Zealand

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