Rugby World Cup
Are you ready for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan? The competition starts on 20th September and runs through to 2nd November, 20 countries take part and there will be exciting matches taking place all over Japan. It's a great time to be patriotic, wave your country's flag, get the kids involved and enjoy some fantastic sport!
The Rugby World Cup has been played every four years since 1987, but this is the first time that it will be held in Asia.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Contenders
20 countries take part in the Rugby World Cup. In the first stage, the 20 teams are divided into 4 pools, each with 5 teams. 10 games are played in each pool and teams are awarded 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 0 for losing. A bonus point is awarded if a team scores four or more tries in a game, or if a team loses by 7 points or less. At the end of the 10 matches, the top two teams in each pool move onto the quarter finals.
Click the links below to find out a few fun facts about each country and find a full set of flag printables and colouring page, as well as map, location and fact-finding worksheets.