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In 2015, England plays host to the Rugby World Cup, a major event in the calendar of all rugby fans. If you’re planning on making the trip to support South Africa at the Rugby World Cup, here are some top tips to help you enjoy your vacation…AccommodationThe 2015 Rugby World Cup is such a huge event that it is sure to captivate the attention of a number of nations.Select accommodation that is close to the stadium as transport links will be busy before and after the match. It is best to travel by foot if you can, to avoid congestion and delays.It is worth booking your accommodation well in advance to ensure that you have a convenient and comfortable place to stay. The best hotels will be snapped up first, so make sure you book early.The UK offers a great range of budget accommodation, with Travelodge proving a popular choice for affordable overnight stays. These are worth checking out to save some money, freeing up some extra cash for pre and post-match refreshments.CashFor most people, a trip to England for the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be a once in a lifetime event. It is only natural that you will want to buy a keepsake from the game to help remember the day.Queues at merchandise stands will more than likely be lengthy and time consuming. Whipping out your credit card to pay will slow down the queue and attract you some disgruntled looks. In fact, it is not guaranteed that all merchandise stands will even accept card payments.Make sure you have plenty of cash available to simplify the payment process and to make sure you can buy your items. Travelex is one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists, who can sort you out with all the British currency you’ll need for your trip.TicketsOne of the most important things to sort out before you travel to the UK, is your tickets for the rugby.Tickets are currently not on sale yet, however the official site for the 2015 Rugby World Cup allows you to register for updates, so you’ll be the first to know when the all-important tickets go on sale. You can find out more information about this service here.Ordering online is one of the most safe and convenient ways to secure your tickets. Make sure you allow enough time for your tickets to be delivered, so they don’t arrive after you have departed South Africa. If you have the option, select e-tickets which will be almost instantly delivered through email for you to simply print out.Avoid buying your tickets from independent retailers outside of the venue. These are often not to be trusted, and can result in you missing the game whilst also leaving you out of pocket.By following this key advice, your trip is sure to run smoothly.