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. 
  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.