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Discover the teams and players battling for the ultimate rugby trophy and what it means to be a host nation. Find out about the venues, learn about the tournament’s fascinating history and marvel at the exciting events of past competitions.

Packed with information on how the tournament works, from the players and coaches to requirements of hosting.

Cup Fact boxes give amazing World Cup statistics, One to Watch features identify key players to look out for in the tournament.

Exciting pitch-side photographs show top players from around the world in action.

A great read for young international and England rugby fans alike as the nation prepares to host this prestigious tournament.