The Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan: The Official Book is the must-have companion to world rugby's biggest event. For the first time ever, a nation outside the Six Nations or Rugby Championship, Japan, is hosting the tournament, and this book contains everything fans will need, from venue guides to detailed information on every team in the finals, key players, playing strengths, coaches, past form and a prediction of teams' hopes of success. In addition to reports on the qualifying tournaments and the fill-in Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 fixture schedule, famous games are recalled in special features, together with biographies of the men most likely to light up the tournament in the way the 2019 hosts did when they shocked South Africa in England in 2015. The Rugby World Cup's glorious history and tournament records are also fully covered making Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan: The Official Book essential reading for all fans interested in RWC2019.
Carlton Books Ltd
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11 July 2019
Introduction * Welcome to Japan: About Rugby World Cup 2019 * Setting the Scene for Rugby World Cup 2019 * The Rugby Heritage of Japan * Match Venues * The Road to Japan: How the Teams Qualified * World Rugby Rankings * Meet the Teams: Pool A * Pool B * Pool C * Pool D * The Stars to Watch: Beauden Barrett * Jonathan Davies * Owen Farrell * Israel Folau * Stuart Hogg * Michael Leitch * Malcolm Marx * Nemani Nadolo * Sergio Parisse * Louis Picamoles * Nicolas Sanchez * Johnny Sexton * Rugby World Cup History: 1987 * 1991 * 1995 * 1999 * 2003 * 2007 * 2011 * 2015 * Rugby World Cup Facts & Stats: Teams * Players * RWC 2019 Tournament Chart.
Simon Collings is a much-respected sports journalist. He is the Rugby Correspondent for the famous London sports news agency Hayters Teamwork.