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Rugby World Cup: Every 4 years – Began 1987 in New Zealand & Australia, last played in England & Wales in 2015. In 2019 Japan will host.

The #2 ranked New Zealand All Blacks open their 2019 Rugby World Cup against #4 South Africa in a Pool B match at International Stadium Yokahama on 21 September. Kickoff is at 18:45 local (5:45 am ET). The match may be viewed on NBC Sports Gold live or on replay as part of a subscription package. All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen has selected his matchday squad to face South Africa. The forwards starting front row includes props Joe Moody and Nepo Laulala with Dane Coles at hooker while having props Ofa Tuungafasi and Angus Ta’avao and hooker Codie Taylor…

France, ranked #8, faces #11 Argentina in a Pool C match at Tokyo Stadium on 21 September. Kickoff is at 16:15 local  (03:15ET). The match may be viewed on NBC Sports Gold live or on replay as part of a subscription package. France Head coach Jacques Brunel has selected a young side to face Argentina on Saturday. He has selected goal-kicker Ntamack, who is 20, over Camille Lopez, who had started two of the three warm-up matches but struggled with kicks. Ntamack, who plays inside center for Toulouse, will be at flyhalf. He will pair with 22-year-old Dupont at scrumhalf,…

Sixth-ranked Australia opens their 2019 Rugby World Cup against #9 Fiji on 21 September in a Pool D match at the Sapporo Dome. Kickoff is a 13:45 local (0:45 ET). In the U.S. the match may be viewed on NBC Sports Gold by those with a subscription. Wallabies coach Michael Cheikahas selected a starting side that is the same, except for the inclusion of David Pocock at flanker, as the side that defeated New Zealand in Perth last month for the opening Bledisloe Cup Test. The starting side boasts 600 caps of Test experience between them with a further 436…

The 2019 Rugby World Cup opens with host Japan ranked 10th facing 20th ranked Russia at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on 20 September. Kickoff is at 19:45 local (06:45 ET). The match is being broadcast on NBCSN and maybe also viewed on NBC Sports Gold for subscribers for the RWC package. Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has selected a matchday squad which includes eleven Sunwolves players, including four starters. The Brave Blossoms defeated South Africa in the 2015 RWC opener. Captain Michael Leitch, Shota Horie, and Kotaro Matsushima started then and will start in the RWC 2019 opener on Friday.…

USA Rugby Release by Aalini Tabani Head Coach Gary Gold names 18 forwards and 13 backs with 677 cumulative test caps The No. 13 USA Men’s National Team XVs officially announce the 31-player squad for Rugby World Cup Japan 2019. Head Coach Gary Gold has named 18 forwards and 13 backs with 10 players having previously competed in a Rugby World Cup (RWC). Three will look ahead to their third World Cup event including Captain Blaine Scully, Eric Fry, and Thretton Palamo. Scully and Fry both competed in 2011 and 2015 while Palamo competed in 2007 as the youngest player…

World Rugby Repechage: Canada vs. Hong Kong Canada defeated Hong Kong 27-10 in the final World Rugby repechage match in Marseille, France and to win the repechage. In the other match, Germany defeated Kenya 43-6 and finished in second place in the repechage, with Hong Kong third and Kenya in fourth. As the result of winning the World Rugby Repechage, Canada will advance to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan in Pool B alongside defending champions New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, and Namibia. Match Recap Hong Kong controlled the majority of possession during the first 12 minutes. The team…

World Rugby Repechage: Canada vs. Hong Kong Canada and Hong Kong will face each other in the final World Rugby repechage match in Marseille, France this Friday at 3 pm ET. Last week, Canada defeated Germany 29-10 and Hong Kong’s strong second half resulted in a 42-17 win over Kenya. Canada now has the inside track to advance to the 2019 Rugby World Cup either with a win over Hong Kong or a draw. They can also advance in they get a bonus point. Hong Kong win needs a bonus point win and to deny Canada obtaining a bonus point.…

Germany vs Kenya Preview Germany and Kenya will face each other in the final World Rugby repechage match in Marseille, France this Friday at Noon ET. Neither team can win the repechage, but Germany can still finish second should Hong Kong lose against Canada. Germany has made six changes in the starters with Jörn Schröder and Matthias Schösser the props and Ayron Schramm gaining his first start at No. 8. In the backs, the wings have been swapped with Marcel Coetzee and Steffen Liebig starting and Hagen Schulte gaining the start at inside center. Kenya has made five changes to…

Rugby World Cup 2019 Match Schedule DUBLIN, Ireland – World Rugby officially released the Rugby World Cup 2019 schedule for the tournament hosted in Japan between 20 September and 2 November. The 48 matches will be spread across 12 host cities, with each match venue hosting a minimum of two matches. Traveling to Japan will provide a diversity of unforgettable cultural experiences, while 80 per cent of the Japanese population will be within 30 minutes of a match. The United States will first take the pitch on Thursday September 26, against England. World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “Today the…

July 1, 2017 Eagles Qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019 with Win Over Canada Photo: Miss Colleen Rugby Pix Doug Coil After playing to a 28-28 draw last weekend in Hamilton, Ontario, the Eagles beat Canada Saturday, July 1 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. With the win, the Eagles qualified for the Rugby World Cup 2019 at the Americas 1 team. They will be in Pool C along with England, France, Argentina and the Oceania 2 team. Canada will play against Uruguay January 27 and Feb 3 to become the Americas 2 team, while the loser of that match…

June 29, 2017 Eagles & Canada Play to Advance to Rugby World Cup 2019 Photo: Miss Colleen Rugby Pix Doug Coil The Eagles and Canada played to a draw in the first of two Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifier on June 24 at Tim Horton Field in Hamilton, Ontario. The second match of the Qualifier will conclude on July 1 at Torero Stadium in San Diego with the kick off at 6 pm ET/ 3pm PT. The winner of the Qualifier matches between the USA and Canada will qualify as the Americas 1 team in Pool C of the Rugby…

June 24, 2017 Eagles and Canada Draw in first RWC2019 Qualifier Doug Coil The Eagles and Canada played to a draw in the first of two Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifier on June 24 at Tim Horton Field in Hamilton, Ontario. The second match of the Qualifier will conclude on July 1 at Torero Stadium in San Diego with the kick off at 7 pm ET/ 4pm PT. The winner of the Qualifier matches between the USA and Canada will qualify as the Americas 1 team in Pool C of the Rugby World Cup 2019. They will join England, France…

June 22, 2017 Eagles & Canada Squads for Game 1 RWC 2019 Qualifier Photo: Miss Colleen Rugby Pix Doug Coil The Eagles will face Canada in a two match Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifier on June 24 at Tim Horton Field in Hamilton, Ontario and on July 1 at Torero Stadium in San Diego. In preparation for the RWC 2019 Qualifier, the Eagles played two Emirates Airlines Summer Series match losing to 4th ranked Ireland on June 10 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey and losing to 12th ranked Georgia 21-17 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw…

May 10, 2017 Rugby World Cup 2019 Draw Doug Coil The draw for the Rugby World Cup 2019 that will be held in Japan was held earlier this morning. The USA Men’s Eagles could end up in three possible pools. Should the USA beat Canada this summer, they will qualify at the Americas 1 and be in Pool C along with England, France, Argentina and Oceania 2. The later could be either Fiji, Samoa or Tonga. If the USA loses to Canada this summer, then they would need to qualify as the Americas 2 where they would likely play Uruguay.…

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