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Extended trading hours for Rugby World Cup 2023

Temporary amendments to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 for the men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 allow eligible on-licence and club-licence holders to extend their trading hours to televise live games from the tournament in France without the need to apply for special licences.  The following Fact Sheets, Guidance Documents and templates are provided to assist you in relation to this.

Important things to remember are:

  • Application to have extended trading hours need to be made more than seven calendar days before the games you intend to open for.
  • You need to send the Licensee Notification to both Council and Police. You can do this by emailing and

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