May 10, 2017 / 8:34 AM / 7 months ago

Rugby-Updated pool draw for the 2019 World Cup

    May 16 (Reuters) - Updated pool draw for next year's Rugby
World Cup in Japan after Russia replaced Romania as Europe 1 and
Germany replaced Belgium in the cross regional playoffs on
Tuesday             :
        
    POOL A
    Ireland
    Scotland
    Japan
    Russia
    Playoff winner*
    
    POOL B
    New Zealand
    South Africa
    Italy
    Africa 1**
    Repechage winner***
    
    POOL C
    England
    France
    Argentina
    United States
    Tonga
    
    POOL D 
    Australia
    Wales
    Georgia
    Fiji 
    Uruguay
     
    * Germany play Portugal with the winners facing Samoa in the
playoff over two legs. 
    
    ** Winners of the six-team 2018 Africa Gold Cup (Jun 16 to
Aug 18)  
    
    *** The losers of Germany and Portugal will join Canada and
two as yet undetermined teams in a round robin repechage for a
single spot in the finals

 (Compiled by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Ian Ransom)
  
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