2. 00:27 SOUNDBITE (English) Bernard Lapasset, chairman of World Rugby:
(On the 2015 World Cup):
"The waiting is over, the teams are ready, the host city is ready, the venues are ready and excitement is building. The stage is set for the truly spectacular and global celebration of rugby that will reach and engage and inspire the next generation of rugby players and fans."
3. 00:47 News conference
4. 00:54 SOUNDBITE (English) Stephen Brown, Managing Director of England 2015:
(On 2015 World Cup ticket sales):
"At the end of today, we are going to have sold 95 percent of the tickets for this tournament. That's over 2.3 million (tickets) that will be sold. We are already the biggest-ever (Rugby World Cup) tournament ever, in terms of volume of tickets sold."
5. 01:13 England 2015 sign.
6. 01:18 SOUNDBITE (English) Brett Gosper, Chief Executive of World Rugby:
(On how much money the 2015 World Cup will bring in):
"We're expecting a surplus to be invested back into World Rugby in excess of �150 million by the end of the tournament."
7. 01:31 News conference.
8. 01:37 SOUNDBITE (English) Brett Gosper, Chief Executive of World Rugby:
(On concussions at the tournament):
"Player welfare is our number one priority. We have a ten point plan which includes medical examinations, cardiac, a whole raft of assessments. Six of which include head the head injury assessment program, graduated return to play and the whole protocol surrounding those two areas. I cannot comment on any specific case. The connection you've made is a tenuous one I'd have to add. So we are very aware of the dangers of concussion and that is why we have the most comprehensive program in that area for the elite game, but also for the community game. We've seen a huge culture shift and we've worked very hard to raise the profile on the issue to create that culture shift where players aren't toughing it out, where players are coming off if there are any symptoms or any signs of concussion."
9. 02:34 Journalist asking question.
10. 02:39 SOUNDBITE (English) Bernard Lapasset, chairman of World Rugby:
(On the situation with Japan's plans to host the 2019 World Cup):
"Japan 2019 was a situation difficult for us after the decision to cut the project to not move to the new stadium for the World Cup. That was a huge shock for us, but now we are very confident with the Japanese. We get the contact with te rugby football union in Japan and the organising committee and the authorities in Japan to be sure that we can continue to work together for continuing the big for 2019 in Japan. We are very confident to be sure that we will have the World Cup in Japan. Very confident with the work we have now and very confident to close the process at the end of the tournament."
11. 03:35 News conference.
12. 03:43 SOUNDBITE (English) Bernard Lapasset, chairman of World Rugby:
(On suggestions World Rugby has spoken to other possible 2019 World Cup hosts):
"We have no plan B for 2019. We have no contact direct with South Africa or the others. We are very confident to continue work with Japan first."
With the tournament-opener just three days away, the 2015 Rugby World Cup organisers said on Tuesday (15th September) they are ready for the action to get underway with 95 percent of all tickets sold in an event they believe will raise over US$230 million (US dollars) of revenue.
The message from World Rugby and England 2015 is clear - they are ready for the start of the World Cup on Friday (18th September).
"The waiting is over, the teams are ready, the host city is ready, the venues are ready and excitement is building," said Bernard Lapasset, the World Rugby chairman.
England will face Fiji at a sold-out Twickenham to open the tournament, but that's not the only match with strong ticket sales.
Organisers say 95% of all tickets have been sold accounting for 2.3 million seats.
While France sold marginally more tickets, it is the largest percentage of tickets on offer to have been sold at a Rugby World Cup.
And revenue is also set to break records.
"We're expecting a surplus to be invested back into World Rugby in excess of �150 million by the end of the tournament," said chief executive Brett Gosper.
Gosper adding that money will be used to help fund the growth of the game across the globe.
But before the money can be counted and the declarations of record breaking success can be confirmed, there's still the small matter of deciding who gets to keep the coveted Webb Ellis trophy for the next four years.