Sept 9 (Reuters) - Reuters will publish a preview package for the Rugby World Cup, which begins in Japan on Sept. 20. We will preview each of the main contenders’ prospects, run items on their coach and top player, and publish factboxes for all 20 teams. We will also run a list of previous champions, fixtures and venues.
The first batch of items will be published at 0600 GMT on Tuesday, Sept. 10, with the remaining sections running at the same time over the next three days until Sept. 13.
Sept. 10 Ireland Scotland Japan Samoa Russia Fixtures, venues, previous champions
Sept. 11 New Zealand South Africa Italy Namibia Canada
Sept. 12 England France Argentina United States Tonga
Sept. 13 Australia Wales Georgia Fiji Uruguay (Compiled by Peter Rutherford)