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RUGBY: Rugby World Cup 2019 wallchart infographic

Rugby World Cup 2019 wallchart

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September 20-November 2, 2019 -- Het wereldkampioenschap rugby vindt plaats in Japan, waar 20 teams strijden om het kampioenschap. Het toernooi van 2019 is het eerste dat in Azië wordt gespeeld, buiten de traditionele rugbylanden.

Host nation Japan will open the tournament against Russia in Tokyo on September 20. Reigning champions New Zealand begin their campaign with a heavyweight clash against South Africa, 2015 finalists Australia face Fiji, while France and Argentina kick off Pool C -- which also includes England -- with a highly anticipated contest.

New Zealand are aiming to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for a record-extending fourth time after their triumph in 2015. That victory moved them ahead of their southern hemisphere rivals Australia and South Africa, who have each won the tournament twice.

A total of 48 matches will be played at 12 venues over six weeks, with the final taking place at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama on November 2.

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