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Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan – Be there VIP style with Heineken

Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan – Be there VIP style with Heineken

So you may not quite know your Box Kicks from your Blindside.. ….or a Ruck from a Restart

But… don’t have to understand it all, to enjoy…..Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan.

That’s why 2FM has teamed up with Heineken, worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan. 

We want to bring you even closer to Rugby World Cup 2019, by giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan all thanks to Heineken

You and a friend will pack your bags and travel to Tokyo, for 5 nights, attending the Bronze Final where you will perform the coin toss prior to kick off, and then the following day you will attend the Rugby World Cup™ Final as a VIP Heineken guest

Win it here thanks to Heineken, worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2019™, Japan. 

Get all the deets with Tracy Clifford and Stephen Bryne this week from 12pm!

Competition is subject to the following conditions :

All entrants must be over 25 years of age, be available to attend the live final in RTE on Sept 12th.

Winner must have a valid passport and able to travel as per the prize details below – 

You and a friend will travel to Tokyo for 5 nights, attend the Bronze Final and preform the coin toss right before kick off. The very next day you’ll attend the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final as a VIP Heineken Guest.

Depart from Dublin/Cork/Shannon on the 29th of October (via London & onwards with Japan airlines), Arriving in Tokyo Wednesday 30th @ 15.55 local time. Departing Tokyo November 4th for LHR with flights to Ireland scheduled to be back home by lunchtime.

All flights, transfers, 5 night accommodation and meals including match tickets for the Bronze Final November 1st and the RWC Final (plus hospitality) on November 2nd!

Enjoy responsibly. Visit

See full T&c’s below


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