Stade Delort, France to host Rugby World Cup 2019 repechage

Kenya's fly-half Isaac Adimo goes on the run against Zimbabwe KEVIN MIDIGO/AFP/Getty Images

Stade Delort in Marseille, France, will host the Rugby World Cup 2019 repechage tournament to decide the 20th and final place at the Rugby World Cup.

The line-up for the four-team tournament will be confirmed on Aug. 18, when the Rugby Africa Gold Cup concludes; the winners of that tournament will qualify directly for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, with the runners-up entering the repechage tournament.

Hong Kong and Canada have already confirmed their spot in the repechage, with the fourth team to be decided when Germany face Samoa in Heidelberg on Jul. 14. The winners of that tie will join the Rugby Africa Gold Cup champions in directly qualifying for Japan 2019.

The repechage tournament will be played on Nov.11, Nov. 17 and Nov. 23, with the winners joining two-time reigning champions New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and the Rugby Africa Gold Cup champions in Pool B at the Rugby World Cup.

"The repechage tournament is going to be a very hotly contested event with the ultimate prize of a place at the Rugby World Cup at stake," World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said in a statement.

"Marseille can look forward to three matchdays of thrilling rugby between nations from four different continents."