Rugby fans are preparing for the mother of all scrum downs to get their hands on a golden ticket for next year’s World Cup.

Tickets for next year’s Rugby Union tournament held in England and Wales are to go on sale from next week.

The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton has been named among the eleven host cities with games being played out between double world champions South Africa and Japan on September 19 and Samoa against the USA the next day.

The countries will also be preparing for the big showdowns in Sussex with Brighton College hosting Japan while the University of Brighton will host Samoa at its Falmer campus and South Africa at its Eastbourne campus with Eastbourne College.

Tickets for the tournament will go on sale between Friday September 12 and Monday September 29 at where fans will have to register.