Expand 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups Collapse Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… Take a look at all the matches that… Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Expand 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Rugby World Cup Venues Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, SamoaPool BNew Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, CanadaPool CEngland, France, Argentina, USA, TongaPool DAustralia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, UruguayFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. What you need to know about the 12… Expand Rugby World Cup Venues New ground: Japan 2019 will be the first Rugby World Cup held in Asia (Getty Images) Rugby World Cup GroupsThe 2019 Rugby World Cup runs from Friday 20 September to Saturday 2 November, with games played across Japan. This page has all you need to know with regards the four pools at the tournament.There are 20 teams involved in the World Cup, divided into four groups of five, and the two teams that finish top of the table in their pool after the group matches progress to the quarter-finals.Twelve teams qualified automatically for RWC 2019 by finishing in the top three of their groups at the 2015 tournament in England. Those teams are New Zealand, who won back-to-back titles and are looking to secure a hat-trick in 2019, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, England, Georgia, Japan and Italy.Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup fixturesThe original pool draw was made in May 2017, with the 12 qualified teams split into various bands depending on their World Rugby Ranking at the time, with New Zealand, England, Australia and Ireland in the top band.Line-ups: The Rugby World Cup groups after the pool draw in May 2017 (Getty Images)Since then, the USA have qualified as Americas 1 and Uruguay have qualified as Americas 2, while Fiji and Tonga made it to the finals as Oceania 1 and Oceania 2 respectively.After much controversy in the Rugby Europe Championship, which doubles a World Cup qualifier, Russia made it through to Japan as Europe 1. Held in Japan for the first time, make… Samoa went through to Japan 2019 as the Play-off Winner with a comfortable aggregate win over two legs against Germany.Namibia secured the Africa 1 qualifying spot and a place in Pool B by winning the Africa Gold Cup, which also involved Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.The Repechage tournament was played in November 2018 in Marseille and involved four teams – Canada, Germany, Africa Gold Cup runners-up Kenya and Hong Kong, who won the Asia Championship and then beat the Cook Islands in a play-off.Canada won the tournament and secured their place in the World Cup.These are the Rugby World Cup groups for Japan 2019 as they stand:Rugby World Cup GroupsPool A 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups for the 2019 tournament in Japan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: It’s an ultra-modern shooting range of international standards and also the best in the country. You don’t need to go anywhere. It is now available in Guwahati courtesy to the 3rd Khelo India Games.Keeping in mind the ongoing Khelo India Games the shooting range at Kahilipara is renovated and new equipment has also been installed, making the range not only the best in the country but also of the standard of Olympics.Nearly Rs 11 crore was spent to purchase new equipment for different disciplines which are now being used in the different venues of the 3rd Khelo India and shooting top the chart.The Chief Executive Officer of 3rd Khelo India Games, Avinash Joshi, admitted while talking to The Sentinel that nearly Rs 6 crore was spent to purchase the new equipment of the shooting range, and all are of international standard. Once the Games are over the state players can use that equipment to improve their level of performance. Joshi also added that there is a plan to start a center of excellence in shooting at the Kahilipara in the coming days.During a visit at the Kahilipara shooting range today the secretary of the Assam Rifle & Shooting Association, Bhaba Kalita admitted that the range is now the best in the country. “All the new equipment installed at the shooting range recently are of international standard and are on a per with that equipment which will be used in the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics.”Talking about the specialty of the new equipment an expert of this game said, “All the equipment are very modern and most of them are sensor-based which can read data automatically once the bullet hits the target and also display it on the board immediately.”Also Read: Spectacular show marks 3rd Khelo India start-off at Indira Gandhi Athletic StadiumAlso Read: Torch Relay of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games received by District Administration in Kokrajhar
By Elroy StephneySOLID performances from former National Under-19 opener Yogeshwar Lall propelled Affiance Sports Club to the coveted Super Four 10/10 title last Sunday at the Imam Bacchus Sports Complex in Affiance. The four teams who participated in the colourful affair were Charity, Walton Hall, Young Achievers and Affiance sports clubs.In their first encounter, Affiance comfortably disposed of Charity by 52 runs. Affiance batting first, reached 95-4 from the allotted ten overs with Yogeshwar Lall stroking a fluent 41 (4×4, 2×6). In reply, Charity were restricted to 52-5 from their 10 overs to lose by 43 runs. Lall was again instrumental by claiming 2-12 from 2 overs with the ball.In the second game, Walton Hall resisted a strong challenge by Young Achievers to register a slim 9-run win in what was the most entertaining of the matches played. Batting first, Walton Hall amassed 114-5 from 10 overs with Yogesh Singh hammering 33 from 22 balls (5×4)..Off-spinner Leroy Roopchand had the day’s best bowling figures with 4-18 from 2 overs for Young Achievers. In response Tameshwar Dhanpaul’s aggressive 44 not out (3×4, 3×6) briefly threatened the target until the overs expired with his side ending on 105-6.The final proved to be an anti-climax with Affiance easily claiming the title with a 49-run win over Walton Hall. Taking first strike, Affiance paced their way to 106-4 from 10 overs due mainly to a cameo innings from Lalbachan Narine 21 (2×4, 1×6) and Yogeshwar Lall 20 (3×4).Despite Walton Hall’s strong batting lineup they perished in pursuit of the target and were all out for 57 in 8 overs.Lall mesmerised his opponents by taking 3-11 from 2 overs with his left-arm orthodox spin to highlight an excellent all-round display to secure his team’s victory.At the presentation, Divisional Manager of Imam Bacchus and Son’s Enterprise. Rohan Budram presented a cheque for $40 000 to the winners.In his brief remarks he implored the players to remain focused while seeking to propel their game to greater heights. He also appealed to the cricketing bodies to secure more competitions so that the development of the game can be further advanced in Essequibo.Also present were Managing Director of Imam Bacchus and Son’s Enterprise, Sam Bacchus, whose company hosted the competition along with representatives of the North Essequibo Cricket Committee (NECC).The day’s event was blessed with brilliant sunshine and was witnessed by an appreciable crowd.