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We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. One of the remaining berths was decided through cross-regional play-offs, with a European and an Oceania team playing home and away play-offs, to earn qualification Play-off winner.
Six of the final eight places were assigned to different regions by World Rugby. Following the end of each regional qualification process, four teams took part in the repechage process for the final spot at the World Cup.
Unlike previous Repechages, the four teams played in a Round-robin tournament , where all teams will played each other once. The repechage tournament was hosted at the neutral venue of the Stade Delort in Marseille , France in November Final standings continental qualifying path and world ranking of each team before the tournament is shown in brackets:.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A home and away play-off will be played between Oceania 3 and Europe 2. Europe 2 is Germany, the winner of a play-off between Germany the second-ranked team on a 2-year aggregate table for the and seasons of the Rugby Europe Championship , excluding the already qualified Georgia , and Portugal the winner of the —18 Rugby Europe Trophy.
The winner on aggregate qualifies for the RWC , the loser progresses to the repechage tournament. A home and away play-off will be played between Oceania 4 and Asia 1.
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Cook Islands Oceania 4. Germany Loser of Cross-Regional Play-off. Hong Kong Asia Points were awarded to the teams as follows: The complete revised list of Rugby World Cup venues is: The top three teams in each of the four pools at the Rugby World Cup automatically qualified for the next tournament.
Japan finished third in Pool B during the Rugby World Cup and so finished in a qualifying position — however, by virtue of hosting the tournament, Japan were assured qualification for the tournament before the Rugby World Cup took place.
The remaining eight spaces were decided by existing regional competitions e. The final spot was decided by a repechage tournament in Marseille in November , which was won by Canada.
While all the qualifying teams had previously qualified for the World Cup at least once, the most notable absence for the tournament was Romania , who had played in every previous tournament, but were effectively disqualified after fielding ineligible players during the qualification process.
The pool draw took place  on 10 May in Kyoto. The seeding system from previous Rugby World Cups was retained with the 12 automatic qualifiers from being allocated to their respective bands based on their World Rugby Rankings on the day of the draw:.
The remaining two bands were made up of the eight qualifying teams, with allocation to each band being based on the previous Rugby World Cup playing strength:.
This meant the 20 teams, qualified and qualifiers, were seeded thus World Ranking as of 10 May The draw saw a representative randomly draw a ball from a pot, the first drawn ball goes to Pool A, the second Pool B, the third Pool C and the fourth Pool D.
In the first round, or pool stage, the twenty teams are divided into four pools of five teams. Each pool will be a single round-robin of ten games, in which each team plays one match against each of the other teams in the same pool.
Teams are awarded four league points for a win, two for a draw and none for a defeat by eight or more points.
A team scoring four tries in one match is awarded a bonus point, as is a team that loses by fewer than eight points — both bonus points are awarded if both situations apply.
The teams finishing in the top two of each pool advance to the quarter-finals. The top three teams of each pool received automatic qualification to the Rugby World Cup.
If three teams were tied on points, the above criteria would be used to decide first place in the Pool, and then the criteria would be used again starting from criteria 1 to decide second place in the Pool.
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