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Canada get last spot for Japan 2019 WC

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Canada booked their place in next years Rugby World Cup after beating Hong Kong 27-10 in Marseille.

They will be playing in Pool B which includes New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Namibia, with their fist match in the tournament against Italy.

These qualifications started in March 2016 and at the end only USA, Russia, Uruguay, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Namibia and Canada got their spots in the show piece.

Speaking from Marseille, World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “Congratulations to Canada on their qualification and we look forward to seeing them at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

“This repechage tournament was a fitting climax to a truly global qualification process that featured 71 teams and it served-up some superb rugby. All four teams performed superbly and can be proud of what they have achieved.

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