May 10, 2017 / 8:34 AM / a month ago

Rugby-Updated pool draw for the 2019 World Cup

March 18 (Reuters) - Updated pool draw for next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan after Romania qualified as Europe 1 at the weekend:

POOL A

Ireland

Scotland

Japan

Romania

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

* Spain 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 Spain 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 Pritha Sarkar)

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