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Teams, pools and venues


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Teams and pools

Only one nation will have the right to call itself the world champion on November 22.
Only one nation will have the right to call itself the world champion on November 22.
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POOL A

Argentina, Australia, Ireland, Namibia, Romania

POOL B

Fiji, France, Japan, Scotland, United States

POOL C

England, Georgia, Samoa, South Africa, Uruguay

POOL D

Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Tonga, Wales

How it works

Each team plays the others in its pool. Once completed the top two teams in each pool advance to sudden-death quarter-finals. Those winners play a semi-final each with the winners playing in the competition final on November 22.

Venues

Sydney, NSW: Aussie Stadium and Telstra Stadium. Capacity: 83,000 (Final venue)

Melbourne, Victoria: Telstra Dome. Capacity: 55,000

Brisbane, Queensland : Suncorp Stadium. Capacity: 52,000

Adelaide, South Australia : Adelaide Oval. Capacity: 25,000

Perth, Western Australia: Subiaco Oval. Capacity: 43,000

Canberra, ACT: New Bruce Stadium. Capacity: 25,000

Townsville, Queensland: Dairy Farmers Stadium. Capacity: 31,500

Gosford, NSW: Central Coast Stadium. Capacity: 20,000

Wollongong, NSW: WIN Stadium. Capacity: 20,000

Launceston, Tasmania. York Park. Capacity: 20,000


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