The 2019 Rugby World Cup was the 9th to be held. It was contested in Japan from 20 September until 2 November 2019. This was the first time this tournament was held in Asia.
The top three teams in each pool at the 2015 World Cup in England qualified automatically for the 2019 World Cup in Japan. The teams finishing in the top two of each pool advanced to the quarter-finals. See the listing of each pool for 2019.
South Africa beat England 32−12 in the final to claim their third title, equalling New Zealand's record. The defending champions New Zealand finished third after defeating Wales in the bronze medal match.
- 2019 World Cup groups
- All World Cup Rugby Host Countries
- The Rugby World Cup will be held in France in 2023
- The previous World Cup was the 2015 World Cup in England
- About Sport in Japan