TICKETS for the third biggest sporting event on the planet have gone on sale.

Packages for all 48 fixtures of the Rugby World Cup 2015 are now available, including the two games being held at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton.

With less than 450 days to go until the tournament, fans can snap up tickets for the South Africa v Japan and Samoa v USA games at the Amex.

South Africa open their campaign in Brighton on Saturday, September 19, lining up against Japan, who sneaked into the top ten of the International Rugby Board’s rankings on the weekend.

Prices for a match ticket and day return travel start from £159 per person, while a ticket-inclusive break including two nights bed and breakfast at the Hilton Brighton Metropole starts from £329 per person.

De Jongh Borchardt, spokesman for the South Africa Rugby Union, said they have seen pictures of the stadium and are looking forward to their visit.