The Rugby World Cup 2019 promises to be one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, in one of the world’s most exciting destinations. For the first time ever, the Rugby World Cup will be held outside of the heartland of rugby and instead in Japan – the perfect host nation and a rising star on the global rugby scene.
Hosted once every four years, the Rugby World Cup is rugby's centrepiece event. Held over the course of seven weeks, it is the 3rd largest sports event in the world. The world’s top 20 teams will go head-to-head in a total of 48 matches at 12 venues across Japan – from Sapporo in the north to Mumamoto in Japan’s south.
All teams will have their sights set on the coveted Webb Ellis Cup. Reigning champions New Zealand, two-time Rugby World Cup champions Australia and host-nation team Japan will be looking to go all the way in one of the world’s toughest sporting competitions, alongside usual contenders South Africa, England and France.
The excitement kicks off in Tokyo Metropolitan, with the opening match to held at the renowned Tokyo Stadium, and the final match will be held at the International Stadium Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, which has the highest seating capacity of any stadium in Japan. The atmosphere is set to be nothing short of electric.
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