Japan target shock as RWC 2019 draw delivers mouth-watering pools

The pools have been drawn for Rugby World Cup 2019 with hosts Japan in Pool A, defending champions New Zealand with South Africa in Pool B, England with France and Argentina in Pool C and Australia with Wales and Georgia in Pool D.

Hosts Japan will face Ireland, Scotland, the Europe 1 qualifier and Play-off winner in the pool phase of Rugby World Cup 2019 as the official draw delivered the promise of some fascinating fixtures. And in what was a major boost for the event, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinz? Abe, was guest of honour at the draw, which took place in the historic city of Kyoto on Wednesday.

Demonstrating how important Rugby World Cup 2019 is to the government and people of Japan, Prime Minister Abe gave his full support to the tournament and led a stellar group of dignitaries who drew the teams into their pools for rugby’s showpiece event.

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