Rugby World Cup 2019

The Rugby World Cup 2019 will be the ninth in a row like this event, which will gather adherents of the toughest and most spectacular game on the planet. For many decades, the debate about the feasibility of this sport does not abate, because, frankly, an amateur. Broken heads, bruises, limb injuries are far from uncommon for rugby. Nevertheless, his audience is constantly growing, which indicates the popularity of the game, which teaches to overcome difficulties and go to victory.

Where will pass?

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be played in Japan. The date of the final competition is from September 20 to November 2. This is the first world championship to be held in Asia. Initially, 9 countries claimed to hold the tournament, but members of the International Rugby Board considered Japan’s bid the most attractive. After approval of the candidature of the Land of the Rising Sun, it was assumed that some of the matches would be hosted by Hong Kong and Singapore, but soon this idea was abandoned.All World Championship bouts will take place in the following stadiums:

  • "Toyota" (Toyota);
  • Kobe Wing (Kobe);
  • Ekopa (Fukuroi);
  • Kumagaya (Kumagaya);
  • Level 5 (Fukuoka);
  • Adzinomoto (Tefu);
  • Nissan (Yokohama);
  • Oita Ban Home (Oita);
  • Sapporo House (Sapporo);
  • Hanazono (Higasiosaka);
  • Kumamoto Athletics (Kumamoto);
  • "Kamaisi Recovery Memorial" (Kamaisi).

Rugby World Cup: Wales-Samoa

It was planned that the opening of such a large-scale event will be held at the “National Stadium” in the capital city of Tokyo. However, the arena was closed in the summer of 2015 for reconstruction and will open only on the eve of the Olympic Games 2020. As a result, it was decided that the start of the competition will be given at the Adzinomoto stadium, which will allow to receive almost 50 thousand spectators, and the final meeting of the tournament will be held in the arena "Nissan" (capacity over 72 thousand people).

Qualification stage

Japan automatically reached the final as the host country of the championship. Another 12 national teams qualified by the results of the world forum in 2015 - they took the first three places in their subgroups. These lucky ones are the following teams:

  • SOUTH AFRICA;
  • Wales;
  • Italy;
  • England;
  • Georgia;
  • France;
  • Ireland;
  • Argentina;
  • Australia;
  • Scotland;
  • New Zealand.

New Zealand Rugby Team

The remaining seven permits for the Championship will be played in the continental and interregional qualifications. For the time being, the USA, Fiji and Tonga won the right to compete with the best teams on the planet. The remaining teams will be determined in early 2018

Tournament draw

The distribution of national teams in the 2019 Rugby World Cup was held on May 10, 2017. The championship organizers decided not to wait for the qualification to complete, so that the teams had more time to prepare for their opponents. After the draw, the teams were divided into groups as follows:

Group "A"

Number in the group

National team

1

Ireland

2

Scotland

3

Japan

4

The winner of the qualification "Europe 1"

5

Playoff Winner

Group "B"

Number in the group

National team

1

New Zealand

2

South Africa

3

Italy

4

The winner of the qualification "Africa 1"

5

The winner of the consolation round

Group "C"

Number in the group

National team

1

England

2

France

3

Argentina

4

USA

5

Tonga

Group “D”

Number in the group

National team

1

Australia

2

Wales

3

Georgia

4

Fiji

5

The winner of the qualification "America 2"

Tournament regulations

The 2019 World Rugby Championship provides for the participation of 20 national teams, who will play group and play-off matches for a month and a half.Each team in the group stage holds one fight with opponents from the standings. The victory brings 4 points to the piggy bank, a draw - 2, a defeat - 0. A bonus point is awarded for landing from 4 or more attempts in one test zone, as well as losing with a difference of less than 7 points. According to the points scored, the positions of the teams are distributed.

Rugby World Cup Match

In the playoffs (1/4 finals) the first two teams from the subgroup go. Teams defeated in the semifinals, play in the consolation match for third place. In the case of a tie in the main play time at the playoff stage, two additional periods of 10 minutes each are assigned. If it is not possible to determine the winner during this time, the judge will assign an extra time of 20 minutes, where the rule of instant death is valid (any team scored a team is considered victorious). Theoretically, this additional time may also not reveal a victor. Then a series of strikes from the penalty line (analogue of the rugby penalty), where the winner is determined necessarily.

Rugby World Cup 2019, which will be held in Japan from September 20 to November 2, will bring a lot of positive emotions.Adherents of uncompromising battles and a real battle of characters are looking forward to this event, which will not disappoint them.


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