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The ball dropped. The New Year clicked down one number. It's 2019 today.
A countdown of 8-months and 19-days until the kickoff of the next Rugby World Cup in Japan. The first RWC in Asia.
Opening match is Japan vs. Russia on September 20.
Twenty teams in four pools will compete for the William Webb Ellis Trophy.
New Zealand have won the last two cups, England 2015, and New Zealand 2011.
Can the All Blacks three-peat?
Can Ireland advance beyond the quarter final round for their first occasion in all past World Cups?
Who will advance from the "pool of death?" England? France? Argentina?
Will the USA win at least one match?
A: Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa
B: New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada
C: England, France, Argentina, Tonga, USA
D: Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay
The Eagles Schedule
Date Opponent Venue Stadiums Location
9/28 England Kobe Misaski (30,000) Kobe City
10/2 France Hakatanomori (22,600) Fukuoka City
10/9 Argentina Kumagaya (24,000) Kumagaya City
10/13 Tonga Hanazono (30,000) Higashiosaka City
Cup final game, Saturday, November 2.
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