'We know they will be tough'

In-form England were drawn in the toughest pool for the second Rugby World Cup in a row when they were grouped with France and Argentina for the opening round of the 2019 tournament yesterday.

The Springboks won their biggest cup match, the 1995 final that was portrayed in the movie "Invictus", but the All Blacks have won their last two cup matches, including in the 2015 semifinals.

The ceremony is in Kyoto at the State Guest House.

Joe Schmidt has spoken about his excitement at Ireland being drawn with Japan ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Eddie Jones believes England's latest World Cup "group of death" will improve their chances of winning the 2019 tournament. "It's simple. Prepare well".

"To win the World Cup you have to win seven games".

Spells coaching in Japanese club rugby and the national team have given Jones an insight into the unique challenges posed by the country and he believes that adapting as successfully as possible is critical to a strong World Cup campaign.

"Will we play any games in Japan between now and then?" "We have two years to get ready".

The other two teams in Pool D are not yet known for certain but will be one of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa as well as either the United States or Canada.

The All Blacks are in the first of five bands due to them being the top side on World Rugby rankings.

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Also in their pool, Allister Coetzee's men have been drawn alongside Italy, and repechage victor as well as the victor of the Africa 1 group which will be confirmed later this year.

Twelve teams were included in yesterday's draw in Kyoto by virtue of finishing in the top three of their groups in 2015.

"Australians probably won't know a lot about them but they're a team being run by a few Kiwi lads and they're on the up and up", he said.

Japan will be reunited with the Scots, who they lost to as they exited in the pool stage in 2015.

Hansen's New Zealand are striving to complete a hat-trick of World Cup victories and underline their dominance of the sport.

"That frustration can build up and what we need to make sure is that we create an environment where the players are comfortable with their situation".

Holders New Zealand are in Pool B with South Africa and Italy while England are in a tough Pool C alongside France and Argentina.

"We will find out the details of which order we will play the teams in our pool and our venues in September which will kick-start the next phase of our detailed planning for the tournament".

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is playing down Australia's seemingly dream 2019 Rugby World Cup draw.

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