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Countdown on: RWC 2019 is rugby's coming of age

In exactly a year's time, World Rugby can say it has grown up. This time next year Japan will turn on one of the great Rugby World Cups, albeit eight years later than it should have, Greg Growden writes.

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Way-too-early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019

With one year to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, our writers take a look through each of the pools and decide where it will all be won and lost in 2019.

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Will England taste Rugby World Cup glory in 2019?

England are enduring a torrid run of form for the first time under Eddie Jones, but can they turn it around for the World Cup?

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World Cup predictions: Can the All Blacks be stopped?

A year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup, former stars of the game reveal their predictions for the tournament.

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