Rugby World Cup 2019 latest standings: pools and tables

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The Rugby World Cup is made up of 20 teams, divided into four pools of five teams.

Each team plays four matches, one game against each side, to determine which two teams will go through to the knockout stages.

Four points are awarded to a side for a win, two points for a draw and zero points for a loss.

There are also bonus points available during the pool stage. One bonus point is awarded for scoring four tries, irrespective of the result. One bonus point can also be gained by the losing side if they lose by seven points or fewer.

Unfortunately, Typhoon Hagibis has forced the cancellation of at least two games and could have a huge say in who goes through to the quarter-finals.

How many pools are there?

There are four – A, B, C, D – containing five teams each.

Which pool is England in?

Eddie Jones’ side feature in Pool C along with Argentina, France, USA and Tonga.

What about the other home nations?

Scotland are in Pool A with Ireland, Japan, Russia and Samoa. Wales, meanwhile, take on Australia, Georgia, Fiji and Uruguay in D.

How many go through in each group?

The top two make it through to the quarter-finals, taking place on October 19 and 20.

What are the latest standings?

Which games have been cancelled?

Due to Typhoon Hagibis, two match (so far) have had to be called off – New Zealand vs Italy in Pool B and England vs France in Pool C.

Each team will take two points (a draw) from the abandoned games. New Zealand and South Africa have therefore qualified for the quarter-finals from Pool B, and England and France from Pool C.

Still under review, however, is the critical Pool A meeting between Scotland and Japan which is being staged in Yokohama.

If that game does not go ahead, the Scots will be automatically eliminated while the tournament hosts reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

Fixtures and results

Pool A fixtures

  • Japan 30 Russia 10… Tokyo Stadium… Friday, September 20… 11.45am BST… (ITV)
  • Ireland 27 Scotland 3… International Stadium Yokohama… Sunday, September 22… 8.45am BST… (ITV)
  • Russia 9 Samoa 34… Kumagaya Rugby Stadium… Tuesday, September 24… 11.15am BST… (ITV 4)
  • Japan 19 Ireland 12… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… Saturday, September 28… 8.15am BST… (ITV)
  • Scotland 34 Samoa 0… Kobe Misaki Stadium… Monday, September 30… 11.15am BST… (ITV)
  • Ireland 35 Russia 0… Kobe Misaki Stadium… Thursday, October 3… 11.15am BST… (ITV)
  • Japan 38 Samoa 19… City of Toyota Stadium… Saturday, October 5… 11.30am BST… (ITV)
  • Scotland 61 Russia 0… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… Wednesday, October 9… 8.15am BST… (ITV)
  • Ireland vs Samoa… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… Saturday, October 12… 11.45am BST… (ITV)
  • Japan vs Scotland… International Stadium Yokohama… Sunday, October 13… 11.45am BST… (ITV)

Pool B fixtures

  • New Zealand 23 South Africa 13… International Stadium Yokohama… Saturday, September 21… 10.45am BST… (ITV)
  • Italy 47 Namibia 22… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… Sunday, September 22… 6.15am BST… (ITV)
  • Italy 48 Canada 7… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… Thursday, September 26… 8.45am BST… (ITV 4)
  • South Africa 57 Namibia 3… City of Toyota Stadium… Saturday, September 28… 10.45am BST… (ITV)
  • New Zealand 63 Canada 0… Oita Stadium… Wednesday, October 2… 11.15am BST… (ITV 4)
  • South Africa 49 Italy 3… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa.

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