(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:
* 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