1999 Rugby World Cup qualifying

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The 1999 Rugby World Cup qualifying was held in several continental zones. Four countries qualified automatically—Wales as tournament hosts, South Africa as reigning champions, New Zealand as runners-up in the previous tournament, and France as winners of the third-place playoff in the previous tournament. Repechage was first introduced for the 1999 competition qualifying.[1][2][3]


Qualified teams[edit]

Automatic qualifiers[edit]

Only the tournament hosts, as well as the two finalists and the third-place winner from the previous Rugby World Cup, were automatically qualified for the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

Regional qualifiers[edit]







  1. ^ "1999 World Cup Qualifiers". Sports Illustrated. CNN. 1 September 1996. Archived from the original on 3 May 2004. 
  2. ^ "1999 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Results". ESPN Scrum. 1 September 1996. 
  3. ^ "1999 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Points Tables". ESPN Scrum. 1 September 1996.