Rugby World Cup Qualifying 2019

2019 Rugby World Cup Qualifying

Qualified via Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania
2015 RWC
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
  • Japan (hosts)
  • England
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Regional slots
  • Africa 1
  • Americas 1
  • Americas 2
  • Europe 1
  • Oceania 1
  • Oceania 2
Inter-confederation
play-off
  • Europe 2
  • Oceania 3
Repechage
tournament
  • Africa 2
  • Americas 3
  • Asia 1
  • Europe 2
  • Oceania 3
  • Oceania 4

Qualified teams

Team Method of Qualification Region Past
appearances
Previous best result World Ranking
at start of event
Japan Host/Automatic Qualification Asia 8 Pool stage
South Africa Automatic Qualification Africa 6 Champions (1995, 2007)
Argentina South America 8 Third place (2007)
England Europe 8 Champions (2003)
France 8 Runners-up (1987, 1999, 2011)
Georgia 4 Pool stage
Ireland 8 Quarter-finals (1987, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2011, 2015)
Italy 8 Pool stage
Scotland 8 Fourth place (1991)
Wales 8 Third place (1987)
Australia Oceania 8 Champions (1991, 1999)
New Zealand 8 Champions (1987, 2011, 2015)
TBA via

regional slots and cross

regional play-offs[9]

Africa
TBA Americas
TBA
TBA Europe
TBA Oceania
TBA Oceania
TBA Europe/Oceania
TBA via Repechage Any

2015 Rugby World Cup Qualifying

England is host nation, qualify automatically

Teams that came 3rd or above in the pool stages of Rugby World Cup 2011 automatically qualify.

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • England (Hosts)
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • New Zealand (Holders)
  • Samoa
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • Tonga
  • Wales

Qualified Teams

ARFU (1)

  • Japan (13)

CAR (2)

  • South Africa (3)
  • Namibia (20)

NACRA / CONSUR (4)

  • Argentina(8)
  • Canada (18)
  • United States (15)
  • Uruguay (19)
Rugby Europe (8)

  • England (4)
  • France (7)
  • Georgia (16)
  • Ireland (6)
  • Italy (14)
  • Romania (17)
  • Scotland (10)
  • Wales (5)
FORU (5)

  • Australia (2)
  • Fiji (9)
  • New Zealand (1)
  • Samoa (12)
  • Tonga (11)

Regional Qualification

Region Automatic qualifiers Teams in qualifying process Qualifying places Qualifying teams World Cup pools Repechage places Repechage teams
Africa (CAR) 1 13* 1 Namibia C 1 Zimbabwe
Americas
(NACRA/CONSUR)
1 18 2 Canada
United States
D
B
1 Uruguay
Asia (ARFU) 0 17 1 Japan B 1 Hong Kong
Europe
(FIRA–AER)†
6 31 2 Georgia
Romania
C
D
1 Russia
Oceania (FORU) 4 5 1 Fiji A 0 none
TOTALS 12 84 7 4 (1 WC Place)

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