World Rugby chairman calls RWC 2019 'greatest of all time'

Rugby Nov 3, 2019

World Rugby chairman calls RWC 2019 'greatest of all time'

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont complimented Japan on Sunday, saying the "wonderful, humble and history-making" Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts succeeded in putting together the greatest showpiece event in the history of the sport. A day after Asia's first World Cup closed with South Africa ...

Rugby Oct 4, 2019

RWC organizers hit target of 1.8 million tickets sold, warn of scams

Rugby World Cup organizers announced Friday they had hit their target of selling 1.8 million tickets during the tournament but warned fans against touts and falling victim to scams. Despite fears that crowds might be sparse in Japan, not a traditional rugby nation, fans have ...

Brave Blossoms formally welcomed to Rugby World Cup

Rugby Sep 13, 2019

Brave Blossoms formally welcomed to Rugby World Cup

Japan was officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup at a ceremony at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on Friday that saw all 31 playing team members presented with their Rugby World Cup 2019 cap, and the entire team, including coaches and management, receive ...

Rugby World Cup organizers mark 50 days until opening match

Rugby Aug 1, 2019

Rugby World Cup organizers mark 50 days until opening match

Rugby World Cup organizers were confident they were in good shape as they entered the final stretch of preparations for the tournament on Thursday, 50 days out from the opening match between Japan and Russia. Over 400,000 fans from around the world are expected to ...

Romania, Spain lose appeals, won't compete in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Jun 7, 2018

Romania, Spain lose appeals, won't compete in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Romania and Spain will not participate in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after an independent committee on Wednesday upheld their disqualification from the tournament for fielding ineligible players. The two countries appealed the penalties after an independent investigation on May 15 found that ...

Rugby World Cup countdown at 500

Rugby May 8, 2018

Rugby World Cup countdown at 500

Tuesday marked the 500-day mark before the opening of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, as scandals continue to plague the preparations for the tournament. Twenty teams will compete across 12 venues in Japan when the competition kicks off on Sept. 20, 2019. However, the identity ...

Rugby World Cup schedule unveiled in Tokyo

More Sports / Rugby Nov 2, 2017

Rugby World Cup schedule unveiled in Tokyo

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan will play the winner of the European qualifying competition in the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium on Sept. 20, as organizers announced the full tournament schedule on Thursday. [video_embed number="1"] The Brave Blossoms, who will be bidding to ...