2019 Rugby World Cup

2019 Rugby World Cup
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Tournament details
Host nation Japan
Dates20 Sept – 2 Nov
No. of nations20 (93 qualifying)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg South Africa (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg England
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played45
Attendance1,704,443 (37,877 per match)
Tries scored295 (average 6.56 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Africa Handré Pollard (69)
Most triesWales Josh Adams (7)
Points scored2,196 (average 48.8 per match)

The 2019 Rugby World Cup was the ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's rugby union teams. It was hosted in Japan from 20 September to 2 November in 12 venues all across the country. The opening match was played at Tokyo Stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo with the final match being held at International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama. This was the first time that the tournament had taken place in Asia and outside the traditional Tier 1 rugby nations.

The tournament saw the first cancellation of matches at the Rugby World Cup with Typhoon Hagibis affecting three matches due to the expected impact on safety that the typhoon would have.

South Africa beat England 32−12 in the final to claim their third title, equalling New Zealand's record. South Africa also became the first team to win the title after losing a match in the pool stage. The defending champions, New Zealand, finished third after defeating Wales in the bronze final.


The International Rugby Board (IRB) requested that any members wishing to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup and/or the 2019 event should indicate their interest by 15 August 2008, though no details had to be provided at that stage. A record 10 unions responded, with the 2019 tournament of interest to nine nations.[1] Russia initially announced plans to bid for both events, but withdrew both in February 2009 in favour of what proved to be a successful bid for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.[2][3] Australia withdrew from the bidding process on 6 May 2009.[4]

The three potential hosts – Italy, Japan and South Africa – were announced on 8 May 2009.[5] At a special meeting held in Dublin on 28 July 2009, the IRB confirmed that England would be hosts in 2015 and Japan in 2019, with the approval of the tournament organisers Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWC Ltd), going in favour 16–10.[6]

Other Languages
Bahasa Indonesia: Piala Dunia Rugbi 2019
Bahasa Melayu: Piala Dunia Ragbi 2019