Rugby World Cup 2019

Host nation: Japan
Dates: 20 September – 2 November
No. of nations: 20

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth Rugby World Cup, to be held in Japan from September 20 to November 2. This will be the first run through the competition is to be held in Asia, the first run through sequential competitions have been arranged in a similar side of the equator, and furthermore the first occasion when that the occasion will occur outside the conventional heartland of the game.

Hong Kong and Singapore had communicated enthusiasm for facilitating a portion of the matches and were incorporated as a feature of the JRFU’s effective unique facilitating offered to the IRB however were not among the fourteen areas reported by coordinators Japan 2019 on 5 November 2014 that had formally offered for the privilege to have games.

The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will happen at Tokyo Stadium in Chōfu, and the last match will be held at International Stadium Yokohama in Kanagawa. These setting assignments were reported in September 2015 when arrangements for the competition were amended by Japan’s sorting out board of trustees and acknowledged by World Rugby. The National Olympic Stadium, being revamped for the 2020 Summer Olympics, was initially the centerpiece of Japan’s Rugby World Cup offer, yet modifications to the Olympic Stadium arranges commanded the World Cup scene changes.

Bid

The IRB asked for that any part unions wishing to have the 2019 or 2015 Rugby World Cup ought to show their enthusiasm by 15 August 2008. This would be simply to show intrigue; no subtle elements must be given at this stage. A record ten unions demonstrated enthusiasm for facilitating either the 2015 and additionally the 2019 occasions. The 2019 competition got enthusiasm from nine unique countries.

Jamaica were the most amazing union to declare an enthusiasm for facilitating the occasion, considering they had never taken an interest in a past World Cup, however they rapidly pulled back. Russia likewise at first reported arrangements to offer for both the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, yet pulled back both offers in February 2009 for what turned out to be a fruitful offered for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Australia pulled back from the offering procedure on 6 May 2009.

The three potential hosts –Italy, Japan and South Africa– were reported on 8 May 2009. At a unique meeting held in Dublin on 28 July 2009, the International Rugby Board (IRB) affirmed that England would have the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and Japan would have the 2019 occasion. The IRB voted 16–10 for favoring the proposal from Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWCL) that England and Japan ought to be named has.

Rugby World Cup Facts

Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1987
Number of teams 20
Regions Worldwide (World Rugby)
Holders New Zealand (2015)
Most titles New Zealand (3 titles)

Rugby World Cup 2015 Pools

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Japan
  • Europe 1
  • Play-off Winner
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • Africa 1
  • Repechage Winner
  • England
  • France
  • Argentina
  • Americas 1
  • Oceania 2
  • Australia
  • Wales
  • Georgia
  • Oceania 1
  • Americas 2

Attendance

Year Total attendance Matches Avg attendance % Change Stadium Capacity % of Capacity
1987 604,500 32 20,156 1,006,350 60%
1991 1,007,760 32 31,493 +56% 1,212,800 79%
1995 1,100,000 32 34,375 +9% 1,423,850 77%
1999 1,750,000 41 42,683 +24% 2,104,500 83%
2003 1,837,547 48 38,282 -10% 2,208,529 83%
2007 2,263,223 48 47,150 +23% 2,470,660 92%
2011 1,477,294 48 30,777 -35% 1,732,000 85%
2015 2,477,805 48 51,621 +68% 2,600,741 95%

Revenue

Source 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015
Gate receipts (M £) 15 55 81 147 131
Broadcasting (M £) 19 44 60 82 93
Sponsorship (M £) 8 18 16 28 29

Rugby World Cup Records

Tournaments

Year Host(s) Final Bronze Final Number of teams
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1987 Australia &
New Zealand
New Zealand 29–9 France Wales 22–21 Australia 16
1991 England,
France,
Ireland
Scotland &
Wales
Australia 12–6 England New Zealand 13–6 Scotland 16
1995 South Africa South Africa 15–12
(aet)
New Zealand France 19–9 England 16
1999 Wales,
England,
France,
Ireland
Scotland
Australia 35–12 France South Africa 22–18 New Zealand 20
2003 Australia England 20–17
(aet)
Australia New Zealand 40–13 France 20
2007 France South Africa 15–6 England Argentina 34–10 France 20
2011 New Zealand New Zealand 8–7 France Australia 21–18 Wales 20
2015 England New Zealand 34–17 Australia South Africa 24–13 Argentina 20
2019 Japan Future events Future events 20

by Team

Most points scored in a single match: 145 – New Zealand (145 – 17) Japan in year 1995, 142 – Australia (142–0) Namibia in year 2003 and 134 – South Africa (134 – 3) Uruguay in year 2005

Biggest winning margins in a single match: 142 – Australia (142–0) Namibia in year 2003, 131 – South Africa (134 – 03) Uruguay in year 2005 and 128 – New Zealand (145 – 17) Japan in year 1995

Most tries in a single match: 22 – Australia vs Namibia in year 2003, 21 – New Zealand vs Japan in year 1995 and South Africa vs Uruguay in year 2005

by Individual

Most overall points in final stages: 277 – England’s Jonny Wilkinson in year 1999, 2003, 2007,2011 and 227 – Scotland’s Gavin Hastings in year 1987, 1991, 1995

Most points in a Rugby World cup: 126 – New Zealand’s Grant Fox in year 1987, 113 – England’s Jonny Wilkinson in year 2003 and 112 – France’s Thierry Lacroix in year 1995

Most points in a match: 45 – New Zealand’s Simon Culhane v Japan in year 1995.

Youngest try scorer in a match: 19 years – 2 tries by Wales’s George North v Namibia in year 2011.

Most overall tries in final stages: 15 – New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu in year 1995-99

Most tries in one competition: 8 – New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu in year 1999 and South Africa’s Bryan Habana in year 2007

Most tries in a match: 6 – New Zealand’s Marc Ellis v Japan in year 1995 and South Africa’s Tonderai Chavanga v Uruguay in year 2005.

Most conversions in one Rugby World cup tournament: 30 – New Zealand’s Grant Fox in year 1987

Most conversions in a match: 20 – New Zealand’s Simon Culhane v Japan in year 1995

Most overall penalties in final stages: 58 – England’s Jonny Wilkinson in year 1999 – 2011

Most penalties in a Rugby World cup tournament: 31 – Argentina’s Gonzalo Quesada in year 1999

Most penalties in a match: 8 – South Africa’s Morne Steyn v New Zealand in year 2005, Australia’s Matt Burke v South Africa in year 1999,
Argentina’s Gonzalo Quesada v Samoa in year 1999, Scotland’s Gavin Hastings v Tonga in year 1995 and France’s Thierry Lacroix v Ireland in year 1995

Most overall drop goals in final stages: 14 – England’s Jonny Wilkinson(1999-2011).

Most drop goals in Rugby World cup tournament: 8 – England’s Jonny Wilkinson in year 2003.

Most drop goals in a match: 5 – South Africa’s Jannie de Beer v England in year 1999.

Most appearances in Rugby World cup: 22 – England’s Jason Leonard (1991-2003)

Oldest player to appear in a World cup Final: 36 years – New Zealand,’s Brad Thorn v France in year 2011.

Oldest player to appear in a match: 40 years – Uruguay’s Diego Ormaechea v South Africa in year 1999.

Youngest player to appear in a match: 19 years – America’s Thretton Palamo v South Africa in year 2007

Youngest player to appear in a Rugby World Cup Final: 20 years – New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu v South Africa in year 1995

Youngest player to win a Rugby World Cup Final: 20 years – South Africa’s Francois Steyn v England in year 2007

by Tournament

Top points scorers: 126 – New Zealand’s Grant Fox in year 1987, 68 – Ireland’s Ralph Keyes in year 1991, 112 – France’s Thierry Lacroix in year 1995, 102 – Argentina’s Gonzalo Quesada in year 1999, 113 – England’s Jonny Wilkinson in year 2003, 105 – South Africa’s Percy Montgomery in year 2007 and 62 – South Africa’s Morne Steyn in year 2011

Top try scorers: 6 – New Zealand’s Craig Green, John Kirwan  New Zealand in year 1987, Australia’s David Campese, France’s Jean-Baptiste Lafond in year 1991, England’s Chris Ashton, France’s Vincent Clerc in year 2011, 7 – New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu, New Zealand’s Marc Ellis in year 1995, New Zealand’s Doug Howlett, New Zealand’s Mils Muliaina in year 2003 and 8 – New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu in year 1999, South Africa ‘s Bryan Habana in year 2007

Most points in a match: 74 – New Zealand (74-13) Fiji, 55 – Ireland (55-11) Zimbabwe, 101 – New Zealand (101 – 3) Italy and England (101-10) Tonga, 108 – New Zealand (108 – 13) Portugal, 87 – South Africa (87 – 0) Namibia
Biggest winning margin in a match: 64 – New Zealand (70-6) Italy, 44 – Ireland (55-11) Zimbabwe and Japan (52-8) Zimbabwe, 98 – New Zealand (101 – 3) Italy, 95 – New Zealand (108 – 13) Portugal and 87 – South Africa (87 – 0) Namibia
Most tries in a match: 13 – France (70-12) Zimbabwe), 6 – France (33-9) Fiji, 14 – New Zealand (101 – 3) Italy, 16 – New Zealand (108 – 13) Portugal
and 12 – New Zealand (79-15) Canada), South Africa (87-0) Namibia and Wales (81-7) Namibia

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