We take a look at how the Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifiers and Rugby Africa Silver Cup matches over the weekend have affected the World Rugby Rankings.
Samoa beat Germany 108-43 on aggregate to take their place in Pool A alongside Ireland, Scotland, hosts Japan and Russia at Rugby World Cup 2019.
Despite facing a 51-point deficit from the first leg of the RWC 2019 Oceania/Europe play-off, Germany coach Pablo Lemoine insists his side still has plenty to play for in the rematch in Heidelberg on Saturday.
World Rugby has today announced the venue for the Rugby World Cup 2019 repechage tournament as the Stade Delort in Marseille, France.
With 437 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan, demand for tickets following the recently completed Supporters’ Club/Front Row priority sales phase has been remarkable.
Elgon Cup winners Kenya go three from three in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup, while Tunisia beat Zimbabwe to climb the World Rugby Rankings.
The Asian champions beat Cook Islands 77-3 on aggregate to become the second team confirmed for the Rugby World Cup 2019 global repechage tournament in November.
Flanker Nick Hewson will become his country’s most-capped player as Hong Kong prepare to take on the Cook Islands in the second leg of their RWC 2019 Asia/Oceania play-off.
Hong Kong will take a 23-point advantage into the second leg of their Rugby World Cup 2019 play-off with the Cook Islands with a place in the global repechage within touching distance.
Namibia and Kenya maintain their winning starts to the Rugby Africa Gold Cup with victories over Morocco and Zimbabwe respectively.