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Rugby World Cup Qualified Teams And Qualification Procedure

The hype of one of the biggest world events begins as the ultimate countdown started. The process for the 2023 Rugby World Cup Qualified Teams began during the pool stages of the 2019 tournament in Japan. At which the top three teams from each of the four pools qualified automatically for the 2023 event. A further eight teams will qualify through regional, cross-regional play-offs and the repechage process.

Four teams across Africa, Asia/Pacific, the Americas, and Europe will contest the Final Qualification Tournament. The final is being held for the second Rugby World Cup tournament running in November 2022. The winner of the round-robin tournament will secure the last remaining ticket for France 2023.

Rugby World Cup Qualified Teams

Rugby World Cup 2023 will be starting on September 8 to October 28. The top 20 teams will compete in the tournament to win the Webb Ellis Cup. At this time, Out of 20, a total of 12 teams have been qualified directly for RWC 2023. The remaining 8 teams have to go through competitions for becoming a part of this grand event.

There’s a qualification process to select the final 20 teams. As earlier mentioned, the top three teams from the pool during the 2019 RWC, are automatically booked their place in the final 20.

others are:

  • Direct Qualification
  • Qualification Thorough Mega Event
  • Final 4 Qualified Teams

Direct Qualification

Out of 20, a total of 12 teams get the access pass to qualify directly for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The teams who finished at the top 3 spots in each pool at Rugby World Cup 2019 have gained the direct qualification. France as a host nation, get the 4th spot at the world cup.

Despite, not being the top leader in its group, South Africa booked the next year’s world cup ticket as the reigning champion. South Africa will enter the tournament as the defending champions.

Qualification Thorough Mega Event

12 teams get the direct pass to the rugby 2023 world cup. The remaining 8 spots will be filed via different competitions. To fulfill the remaining 8 spots, teams from different continents are set to make their way into the mega event.

  • Two teams from America
  • Two from Europe
  • 1 team from Africa,
  • One team from Asia/Pacific
  • 1 team from Oceania

will set to qualify for the tournament. Although, 1 team will come through the final qualification tournament. However, Among the last 8, 4 teams already have secured their positions on the basis of their strong performance in the previous seasons. These teams are:

  1. Georgia
  2. Spain
  3. Samoa
  4. Uruguay

Final 4 Qualified Teams

In order to decide the remaining 4 teams for the next year’s rugby world cup, A repechage tournament will occur in November 2022. The repechage tournament will decide the final 4 spots and the pool of 20 teams will be completed for the Rugby World Cup 2023. 

Teams that will qualify for the event will be

  • One team from Asia/Pacific
  • 1 team from Africa
  • One team from America
  • The last team will qualify by winning the final qualifier match.

Rugby World Cup Qualified Teams

TeamsQualificationRWC 2019 Result
South Africa South AfricaTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolChampion
JapanTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolQuarter Finalist
EnglandTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolRunners Up
FranceHostQuarter Finalist
IrelandTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolQuarter Finalist
ItalyTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolPool Stage
ScotlandTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolPool Stage
WalesTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolSemi-Finalists
AustraliaTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolQuarter Finalist
FijiTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolPool Stage
New ZealandTop 3 in the 2019 RWC pool3rd Place
ArgentinaTop 3 in the 2019 RWC poolPool Stage
GeorgiaEurope 1Pool Stage
SpainEurope 2Did Not Qualify
SamoaOceania 1Pool Stage
UruguayAmerica Pool Stage

That’s all about the Qualified teams and qualifying procedure for the Rugby World Cup 2023 season. All the further details will be available here after the team’s lineup will complete for the world cup. Schedule for the RWC 2023 announced.

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