With THE Rugby World Cup 2019 Book, the reader will know everything there is to know about the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Whether you are a newcomer to rugby union or a seasoned supporter, this comprehensive guide to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will provide you with all the information and insight needed to understand and enjoy the third biggest sporting competition in the world.
Written by sports journalist Graeme Copas, THE Rugby World Cup 2019 Book covers history, buildup to, tournament schedule, and the venues at this rugby union showcase, while also providing talking points, in-depth analysis, and insightful interviews.
Also included are thoroughly researched chapters on the host nation, Japan, the growing popularity of rugby in the country, how they won the right to host the first Rugby World Cup in Asia, and the potential threats to the event. All 20 national teams involved are analyzed and assessed on their chances of winning the tournament, the star players are revealed, and the coaches’ strategies are explained.
About the Author
Graeme Copas is a sports journalist and editor with more than 25 years of experience reporting on rugby, soccer, hockey, rowing, cricket, and numerous other sports at all levels. He has attended many international tournaments as an accredited journalist, including the 2012 London Olympics, the 2013 Rowing World Cup, and the 2018 Hockey World Cup, and has interviewed Olympians and world-class sporting athletes.
Graeme has written for a specialist soccer newspaper, devised and hosted a sports podcast, penned a popular sports column, and spoken on radio broadcasts. He has worked in the City of London, travelled extensively, and lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand. Graeme now lives in his hometown of Maidenhead, Berkshire, in England.