The Rugby World Cup kicks off later this month in Japan, where the world’s 20 finest rugby nations will go head-to-head to battle it out for The Webb Ellis Cup. New Zealand is the current champion, however the country will face stiff competition from Australia, South Africa, and England, amongst others. Japan opens the tournament on September 20 when it takes on Russia at the Tokyo Stadium. Here is everything you need to know about the world’s toughest sporting event. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
The first ever Rugby World Cup on Asian soil kicks off later