The pool draw for the Rugby World Cup takes place on Wednesday morning where 12 confirmed teams will find out who they will face in. The rugby world converged on Kyoto for the big draw. Here's how it all unfolded. World Cup · Joubert named assistant referee for Scotland's clash with Ireland. By PA Sport • 11/11/ at World Rugby chief backs Japan inclusion in. Around the UK England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland. New Zealand ranked 1England 2Australia 3Ireland 4 BAND TWO: Renaming Rugby World Cup would be wonderful memorial. If you have to dig in you can carry that through to the quarter-finals. Team in the same band cannot play each other, meaning that England will avoid New Zealand, Australia and Ireland until the quarter-finals at .