In Warren Gatland's last tournament as Wales coach until Wayne Pivac takes over, they are looking to give one last hurrah against New Zealand.
Wales Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
Wales are looking to end their 2019 Rugby World Cup with one last win over New Zealand in the third-place playoff.
How They Qualified
Wales were one of the 12 automatic qualifiers for the 2019 tournament.
Injuries to Taulupe Faletau and Gareth Anscombe are a blow but they are laden with stars: Alun Wyn Jones, Jonathan Davies, Dan Biggar, George North, Liam Williams…
The Coach – Warren Gatland
This will be Warren Gatland’s last hurrah with Wales. He’s given much to the cause and brought Six Nations success. Playing style aside, a nagging negative has been results against southern hemisphere sides – but they laid their Aussie hoodoo to rest last year. What a time to do so…
Always competitive, Wales have an incredible defence but they need to expand their attacking game. In the Six Nations, they ranked bottom of the attack stats – lowest metres, fewest clean breaks, least defenders beaten.
Wales Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
- Sunday 11 August 2019: England 33-19 Wales
- Saturday 17 August 2019: Wales 13-6 England
- Saturday 31 August 2019: Wales 17-22 Ireland
- Saturday 7 September 2019: Ireland 19-10 Wales
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
Wales Rugby World Cup Group
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Groups
Wales Rugby World Cup Kit
Wales Rugby World Cup Fixtures
- Mon 23 Sep Wales 43-14 Georgia (Toyota) Match report
- Sun 29 Sep Australia 25-29 Wales (Tokyo) Match report
- Wed 9 Oct Wales 29-17 Fiji (Oita) Match Report
- Sun 13 Oct Wales 35-13 Uruguay (Kumamoto) Match Report
- Sun 20 Oct QF3 Wales 20-19 France (Oita) Match Report
Sun 27 Oct SF2 Wales 16-19 South Africa (Yokohama) Match Report
- Fri 1 Nov Third-place Play-off New Zealand 40-17 Wales (Tokyo), 9.00am Match Report
Australia always seem to raise their game for…
Wales Rugby World Cup Squad
Wales have announced their 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup which you can see below.
Alun Wyn Jones
Josh Navidi (ruled out of the tournament because of a hamstring injury and replaced by Owen Lane on 23 Oct)
Cory Hill (replaced by Bradley Davies after failing to recover from a stress fracture)
Liam Williams (ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury on 24 Oct)
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures
Previous World Cup Results and Record
Wales’ Rugby World Cup Record: P37 W21 D0 L16
- 1987 Third
- 1991 Pool stages
- 1995 Pool stages
- 1999 Quarter-finals
- 2003 Quarter-finals
- 2007 Pool stages
- 2011 Fourth
- 2015 Quarter-finals
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