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#JAPAN 2019

# japan-2019 - Monday 14 January, 2019

Ireland World Cup tickets 'extremely limited' ahead of general sale

First-come-first-served ticket sales for this year’s tournament in Japan begin this week.

# japan-2019 - Friday 23 November, 2018

Van der Merwe strikes twice to seal final World Cup place for Canada

The Canucks will face New Zealand and South Africa in Japan.

# japan-2019 - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Namibia become 19th team to book their place at next year's World Cup

They’ll go into a pool with defending champions New Zealand, South Africa and Italy.

# japan-2019 - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Samoa beat Germany to secure place in Ireland's World Cup pool

Joe Schmidt’s side will face Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa at next year’s tournament.

# japan-2019 - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Germany keep World Cup dream alive, will face Samoa for place in Ireland's pool

The sides will face off in a home-and-away play-off.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

2019 RWC qualifying appeals fail, World Rugby vows to take tighter control

The governing body promises to undertake a full review and possibly build a database to help avoid a repeat of the debacle which leaves Russia in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup pool.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Romania to appeal Rugby World Cup disqualification

The Romanian rugby federation insist the player at the centre of the controversy was eligible to play for them.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Russia to join Ireland's RWC Pool as ruling made on Rugby Europe debacle

Spain, Romania and Belgium were all hit with sanctions for fielding ineligible players.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Rugby Europe row rankles with Samoa as they face wait for World Cup qualifier

The Pacific nation is likely to join Ireland in RWC Pool A, but delaying their play-off with a European team could complicate matters for their best players.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Cheika set to walk if Wallabies don't win World Cup

“So there is only winning the World Cup, otherwise it is probably somebody else’s opportunity to do it.”

# japan-2019 - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Ex-Munster prop Sagario helps Uruguay to qualify for 2019 World Cup

Uruguay qualify as Americas 2 and join Australia, Wales, Georgia and Fiji in Pool D.

# japan-2019 - Friday 26 January, 2018

Planning on following Ireland at the 2019 World Cup? Tickets go on sale tomorrow

Fans can apply for team and stadium packs as tickets go on sale globally.

# japan-2019 - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'June will be very tough for us, today's draw will spark a real interest (in Japan)' -- Joe Schmidt

The Ireland head coach called the pool draw featuring Scotland and Japan ‘a mixed bag’.

Ireland draw Scotland, while England placed in pool of death again for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Joe Schmidt should be very happy with what the pool draw delivered in Kyoto.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Pumas, 'Boks and Les Bleus the ones to avoid as Ireland go to RWC draw as a top seed

If Ireland are to reach their first ever World Cup semi-final, a bit of luck in tomorrow’s pool draw in Kyoto is vital.

# japan-2019 - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Here are the 12 venues Japan will use to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup

How would Ireland match up if the 2023 bid was successful?