Qualifying

 

 
  • Schedule set for Asian climax to qualifying

    Schedule set for Asian climax to qualifying

    (IRB.COM) Wednesday 23 April 2014

    Favourites Japan will sit out the opening round of the Asian 5 Nations 2014, the final stage of Asian qualification for RWC 2015.

  • A win-win situation for Moldova

    A win-win situation for Moldova

    (RUGBY WORLD CUP) Friday 11 April 2014

    Moldova's Union president Vasile Revenco explains why simply being involved in the RWC 2015 qualification process is huge for his country.

  • USA qualify for RWC 2015

    USA qualify for RWC 2015

    (IRB.COM) Sunday 30 March 2014

    USA will play in Pool B of Rugby World Cup after defeating Uruguay 32-13 in their decisive qualifier.

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Africa

Africa will provide one direct qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2015 (Africa 1) and one team into the Repechage.

The Confédération Africaine de Rugby (CAR) Championship is the regional qualification tournament for Rugby World Cup 2015, with Divisions 1A, 1B and 1C involved in the process.

The Division 1A winner in 2014 will take their place at RWC 2015 as Africa 1, while the runner-up will enter the Repechage for a second change to reach Rugby's showcase event.

Americas

The qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2015 will, once again, begin in the Americas with the honour of playing in the first match on the road to England 2015 belonging to Mexico and Jamaica on 24 March 2012. 

The Americas will provide two direct qualifiers for Rugby World Cup 2015 (Americas 1 and 2) and one team into the Repechage.

The regional tournaments of the North America Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) and Confederación Sudamericano de Rugby (CONSUR) in 2012 both form part of the process with the NACRA winner and CONSUR B winner meeting in a play-off. The winner of this play-off will then face the bottom side in the CONSUR A Championship for the chance to play in the 2013 edition.

Also in 2013, Canada and USA will play each other home and away with the aggregate winner qualifying directly for RWC 2015 as Americas 1. The loser will then face the 2013 CONSUR A champion in another home and away play-off to determine the Americas 2 qualifier.

The loser of this play-off will still have a chance to qualify for RWC 2015 through the Repechage.

Asia

Asia will provide one direct qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2015 (Asia 1) and one team into the Repechage.

The HSBC Asian 5 Nations will act as the regional qualification tournament with four tiers of the annual competition - Top 5, Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 - involved in the process at some stage.

The second region to begin its qualification process after the Americas, the Asian 5 Nations will see the Division 1 winner in 2012 promoted to the Top 5 the following year, while the Division 2 and 3 winners will meet in a play-off to determine who is promoted to Division 1 in 2013.

The winner of the Top 5 competition in 2014 will qualify for RWC 2015 as Asia 1, while the runner-up will enter the Repechage.

Europe

Europe will provide two direct qualifiers for Rugby World Cup 2015 (Europe 1 and 2) and one team into the Repechage.

The European Nations Cup 2014 is the regional qualification tournament with six divisions involved in the process at different stages.

Divisions 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D will only act as RWC 2015 qualifiers in the 2012/13 season with play-off matches involving the winners included to allow teams from these divisions to progress through the process.

The top two divisions - 1A and 1B - will be RWC 2015 qualifiers in both the 2012/13 and 2013/14.

The winner and runner-up in Division 1A will qualifier directly for RWC 2015 as Europe 1 and Europe 2 respectively. The third placed team will face the team still standing after four play-off rounds involving winners of the lower divisions for the right to enter the Repechage.

Oceania

Oceania will provide one direct qualifier to Rugby World Cup 2015 (Oceania 1) and will be the last region to begin its qualification process for England 2015.

The Oceania Cup 2013 is the regional qualification tournament for RWC 2015 with the winner to play Fiji in a one-off match. The winner of this play-off will qualifier directly for RWC 2015 as Oceania 1.

Repechage

The Repechage will determine the 20th and final qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2015.

Four teams will be involved in the Repechage, representing four regions - Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

The first stage of the Repechage will involve two matches, one between the CAR Division 1A runner-up and the winner of the Europe qualifier round 6, and the involving the Americas play-off loser and the Asian 5 Nations runner-up.

The winner of these two matches will then play home and away with the side emerging victorious on aggregate completing the Rugby World Cup 2015 field as Repechage Winner.

  • Schedule set for Asian climax to qualifying

    Schedule set for Asian climax to qualifying

    (IRB.COM) Wednesday 23 April 2014

    Favourites Japan will sit out the opening round of the Asian 5 Nations 2014, the final stage of Asian qualification for RWC 2015.

  • A win-win situation for Moldova

    A win-win situation for Moldova

    (RUGBY WORLD CUP) Friday 11 April 2014

    Moldova's Union president Vasile Revenco explains why simply being involved in the RWC 2015 qualification process is huge for his country.

  • USA qualify for RWC 2015

    USA qualify for RWC 2015

    (IRB.COM) Sunday 30 March 2014

    USA will play in Pool B of Rugby World Cup after defeating Uruguay 32-13 in their decisive qualifier.

  • USA Rugby heading in the right direction

    USA Rugby heading in the right direction

    (ER 2015) Friday 28 March 2014

    With just 24 hours to go until the decisive Americas 2 clash in Atlanta, we talk to USA Eagles coach Mike Tolkin and full back Chris Wyles.

  • Honours even after USA and Uruguay draw

    Honours even after USA and Uruguay draw

    (RUGBY WORLD CUP) Saturday 22 March 2014

    Agustin Ormaechea's late try secures a 27-27 draw for Uruguay in the first leg of their Americas 2 play-off with USA in Montevideo.

  • Uruguay ready for USA test

    Uruguay ready for USA test

    (ER 2015) Friday 21 March 2014

    We catch up with Uruguay coach Pablo Lemoine and back row Diego Magno ahead of the first Americas 2 qualifier against the USA.

  • Uruguay and USA aim for place at RWC 2015

    Uruguay and USA aim for place at RWC 2015

    (IRB.COM) Thursday 20 March 2014

    The first of a two-leg play-off takes place in Montevideo on Saturday with a place in Pool B awaiting the eventual victor.

  • Georgia to face All Blacks challenge at RWC

    Georgia to face All Blacks challenge at RWC

    (IRB.COM) Saturday 15 March 2014

    The ENC Div. 1A champions will join Pool C in RWC 2015 with runners-up Romania qualifying into Pool D.

  • Georgia and Romania set for decisive clash

    Georgia and Romania set for decisive clash

    (ER 2015) Friday 14 March 2014

    We catch up with Georgia's Dimitri Basilaia and Romania's Andrei Radoi ahead of Saturday's decisive RWC 2015 qualifier in ENC Division 1A.

  • Cup on show as Georgia and Romania face off

    Cup on show as Georgia and Romania face off

    (IRB.COM) Thursday 13 March 2014

    As the qualification process reaches its climax, the ENC champion will be crowned in Tbilisi on Saturday in a match streamed on RWC website.

  • Decisive European qualifier streamed live

    Decisive European qualifier streamed live

    (IRB.COM) Tuesday 11 March 2014

    Both European places are up for grabs this Saturday as Georgia host Romania in Tbilisi in a match that will be shown live via RWC website.

  • Russia confirm place in European play-off

    Russia confirm place in European play-off

    (RUGBY WORLD CUP) Monday 10 March 2014

    Russia overcome Belgium to confirm third place in Division 1A and remain in the hunt for a place at Rugby World Cup 2015.

  • Romania target two wins at England 2015

    Romania target two wins at England 2015

    (RUGBY WORLD CUP) Thursday 27 February 2014

    Romania's Welsh coach Lynn Howells is hoping to set up a RWC 2015 meeting with New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium.

  • Georgia hungry to face All Blacks at RWC 2015

    Georgia hungry to face All Blacks at RWC 2015

    (IRB.COM) Monday 24 February 2014

    Coach Milton Haig insists the job isn't done yet as Georgia target a place in Pool C alongside defending champions New Zealand.

  • Georgia and Romania qualify for RWC 2015

    Georgia and Romania qualify for RWC 2015

    (IRB.COM) Saturday 22 February 2014

    Georgia and Romania confirm their places at RWC 2015 after taking an unassailable lead at the top of the European Nations Cup standings.

  • RWC 2015 set to welcome European qualifiers

    RWC 2015 set to welcome European qualifiers

    (IRB.COM) Tuesday 18 February 2014

    Georgia and Romania can confirm their attendance at England 2015 if they beat Russia and Spain in ENC Division 1A this weekend.

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