In it's eight Tournament history, the Rugby World Cup has proven to be one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar. With huge numbers of travelling spectators and team from all corners of the world, it's truly a multi-cultural spectacle to behold.
With 20 teams all vying for the Web Ellis Trophy, preparations for the tournament start long before the first kick off in Japan in 2019. Qualification for the tournament is drawing to a close after the likes of Russia and Namibia have battled through matches on the path to Japan. European sides will test their squads with summer tours while the Rugby Championship will offer a strong indicator as to who the challengers will be from the Southern Hemisphere.
To read our Facts & Figures infographics from RWC 2015 in England, click this link to read our blog article; A Tournament in Numbers - RWC 2015 (opens in a new tab).
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