The 1999 Rugby World Cup was the fourth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial international rugby union championship. It was principally hosted by Wales, and was won by Australia. This was the first Rugby World Cup to be held in the sport's professional era. Although the majority of matches were played outside Wales the opening ceremony, the first match and the final were held in Cardiff. Four automatic qualification places were available for the 1999 tournament; Wales qualified automatically as host
In total, Stade de France has hosted 97 men’s test matches — including an RWC 1999 quarter-final and the France 2007 final. South Africa beat England in both of those matches, and the Springboks will return to the iconic stadium on 23 September, 2023 to play Ireland — the first time that fixture will be played at Rugby World Cup. In total, Stade de France will host 10 matches at RWC 2023, including the mouthwatering opening match between Les Bleus and the All Blacks, both semi-finals ...
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Final Qualification Tournament - how it works for RWC 2023. Four teams from across Africa, Asia/Pacific, the Americas and Europe will contest the Final Qualification Tournament, which takes place in Dubai from 6-18 November, 2022. Played over three match days, the four teams will face each other in a round-robin format with the team accruing the most competition points securing the 20th and final ticket to France 2023.
Oct 01, 1999 · Victory 36-0 over Kenya in the final of the Rugby Africa Cup 2022 ensured Namibia will be competing in a seventh consecutive Rugby World Cup tournament. The Welwitschias made their debut in the game’s marquee event in 1999 and have appeared ever since but are yet to win a game – something they will be looking to put right in France next year.