All you need to know about the RWC 2023 Qualification pathway

With Rugby World Cup 2023 less than 18 months away, we give you the lowdown on who has booked their ticket to France, who could join them and how.

12 pre-qualified via Rugby World Cup 2019
+8 will qualify via Regional tournaments
Europe 1 & 2
Georgia Qualified for RWC 2023
EUROPE
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Americas 1 & 2
Uruguay Qualified for RWC 2023
Americas 2
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Oceania
Samoa Qualified for RWC 2023
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Asia/Pacific
Asia / Pacific
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Africa
Africa
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Final Qualification Tournament
FQT Winner
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QUALIFICATION PATH - EUROPE

Rugby Europe Championship

We look at the qualification pathway for the teams looking to join the Six Nations at Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.

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Georgia Qualifies for RWC 2023 as Europe 1
Georgia joins Pool C
Europe 2 Qualifies for RWC 2023 as Europe 2
Europe 2 joins Pool B
Europe 3 Qualifies for Final Qualification Tournament
The four qualified teams play in a
round-robin format in November 2022
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QUALIFICATION PATH - AMERICAS

Americas 1 Play-Off

We look at the regional qualification pathway for the Americas and the teams in contention for the two guaranteed places available at France 2023.

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Uruguay Qualifies for RWC 2023 as Americas 1
Uruguay joins Pool A
USA Qualifies for Americas 2 play-off
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QUALIFICATION PATH - AMERICAS

Americas 2 Qualifier

We look at the regional qualification pathway for the Americas and the teams in contention for the two guaranteed places available at France 2023.

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Chile Qualifies for Americas 2 play-off
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QUALIFICATION PATH - AMERICAS

Americas 2 Play-off

We look at the regional qualification pathway for the Americas and the teams in contention for the two guaranteed places available at France 2023.

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Americas 2 Play-off
Winner
Qualifies for RWC 2023 as Americas 2
Americas 2 joins Pool D
Americas 2 Play-off
Runner-up
Qualifies for Final Qualification Tournament
The four qualified teams play in a
round-robin format in November 2022
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QUALIFICATION PATH - OCEANIA

Oceania 1 Play-off

We look at the regional qualification pathway for Oceania and the teams in contention for the two guaranteed places available at France 2023.

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Samoa Qualifies for RWC 2023 as Oceania 1
Samoa joins Pool D
Tonga Qualifies for Asia/Pacific Qualifier
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QUALIFICATION PATH - ASIA/PACIFIC

Asia/Pacific Qualifier

We look at the regional qualification pathway for Asia/Pacific and the teams in contention for the two guaranteed places available at France 2023.

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Tonga Qualifies for Asia/Pacific Play-off
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QUALIFICATION PATH - ASIA/PACIFIC

Asia Rugby Championship 2022

We look at the regional qualification pathway for Asia/Pacific and the teams in contention for the two guaranteed places available at France 2023.

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Asia Rugby Championship 2022
Winner
Qualifies for Asia/Pacific Play-off
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QUALIFICATION PATH - ASIA/PACIFIC

Asia/Pacific Play-off

We look at the regional qualification pathway for Asia/Pacific and the teams in contention for the two guaranteed places available at France 2023.

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Asia/Pacific Play-off
Winner
Qualifies for RWC 2023 as Asia / Pacific 1
Asia/Pacífic 1 joins Pool B
Asia/Pacific Play-off
Runner-up
Qualifies for Final Qualification Tournament
The four qualified teams play in a
round-robin format in November 2022
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QUALIFICATION PATH - AFRICA

Rugby Africa Cup 2022

We look at the regional qualification pathway for Africa and the teams in contention to join reigning world champions South Africa at France 2023.

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Rugby Africa Cup 2021
Winner
Qualifies for RWC 2023 as Africa 1
Africa 1 joins Pool A
Rugby Africa Cup 2021
Runner-up
Qualifies for Final Qualification Tournament
The four qualified teams play in a
round-robin format in November 2022
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QUALIFICATION PATH - GLOBAL

Final Qualification Tournament

Four teams from across Africa, Asia/Pacific, the Americas and Europe will contest the Final Qualification Tournament, which is being held for the second Rugby World Cup tournament running in November, 2022.

The four qualified teams play in a
round-robin format in November 2022
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Final Qualification
Tournament Winner
Qualifies for RWC 2023 as Final Qualification Tournament Winner
Final Qualification Tournament winner joins Pool C
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