IRB World Rank­ing: 14th

The Rugby Paper's Essential - World Cup Guide 2019 (Irish Edition) - - POOL B -

Route to the World Cup Fi­nals:

Qual­i­fied au­to­mat­i­cally by fin­ish­ing third in Pool D at RWC2015.

World Cup record:

Have ap­peared in ev­ery World Cup, win­ning 11 of their 28 games - but are yet to progress to the knock­out phase. 2007 was their best year with Pool wins over Ar­gentina, Ro­ma­nia and Por­tu­gal but Scot­land de­nied them. They also had a chance in 2011 but were beaten 36-6 by Ire­land in the match that counted.

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