RWC.2015.logoThe World Cup, with record ticket sales and revenues, will make a $230 million surplus, rugby governing body president Bernard Lapasset said Saturday.

The 2.4 million tickets sold for the tournament which ended Saturday was 97 percent of the total, said the World Rugby president. That beat the 93 percent for the 2007 tournament in France.

He said the £150 million pound ($230 million/210 million euro) surplus for the English organisers was “by far the record” for a World Cup.

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper said the top 10 nations would get about £8.5 million ($13.1 million/12 million euros) over four years and the 10 second level countries will get £5 million. – Agence France-Presse

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