The strongest men on earth – A combination of speed and technique
Rugby World Cup™ that comes once every four years
Rugby World Cup, the battle for the world rugby championship title that happens once every four years. This is the stage that is dreamed of by every rugby player in the world, one that only the chosen may stand on.
The tournament, which takes place across approximately seven weeks, is one of the three greatest sporting events in the world alongside the Summer Olympics and the FIFA World Cup.
In the 2015 tournament, 2,400,000 fans filled the stadiums and over 4,000,000,000 people watched the matches, the combination of speed and technique, through television screens. This celebration of the ellipse-shaped ball is coming to Japan.
The symbol of champions
The Webb Ellis Cup
The Webb Ellis Cup, the trophy awarded to the winning team of Rugby World Cup. The 472mm-tall, 4.5kg, pure-silver trophy is gilded in gold. Every historic team that has won the tournament since the first Rugby World Cup in 1987 has their name engraved upon it. Four nations have made their mark upon the cup across the eight previous tournaments. It truly is the “symbol of champions,” awarded to the chosen.
All of Saitama working towards Rugby World Cup 2019™’s success
In 2019, Japan will become a stage for the world’s highest level of rugby. Kumagaya City in Saitama Prefecture is one of the Host Cities for this precious, “once in a lifetime” event held in our nation. Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, the venue of the matches, has been reborn as a world-class, experience-delivering stadium dedicated to rugby, and preparations are underway, such as the recruitment and training of volunteers and the organization of transport systems for spectators.
Three matches will be held on 24 September, 29 September and 9 October 2019 at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, bringing the collision between the strongest men on earth right before our eyes.
Participation and cooperation of everyone is essential for the success of the tournament. Let the whole of Saitama form a scrum with the words “One for all, all for one” in mind, showing the spirit of rugby and bringing our passion to the tournament.