Hong Kong, Canada, Kenya and Germany will compete in a round-robin format event to be played across three match days on Sunday 11 November, Saturday 17 November and Friday 23 November, 2018.

The winner will slot into Pool B at RWC 2019 alongside defending champions New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Namiba.

Tickets are priced at €8 and €16 per match day and can be purchased via www.njuko.net/rwcqmarseilleticketing/select_competition

The repechage tournament is a new concept for Rugby World Cup qualification and represents the last opportunity for a team to qualify for Japan 2019 with four nations fighting it out to secure the 20th and final place at the Rugby World Cup.

World Rugby Chair Bill Beaumont said: “The repechage tournament is going to be a very hotly-contested event with the ultimate prize of a place at the Rugby World Cup at stake. Marseille can look forward to three match days of thrilling rugby between nations from four different continents.”

Fédération Française de Rugby President Bernard Laporte added: “Marseille has shown many times that it is a city of rugby. Stade Delort will be the perfect setting to host this repechage tournament, where the stakes are high for the four teams as a place at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan awaits the winner. I am sure that the event will capture the imagination of fans and Marseille will welcome the fans and teams warmly.”