11 May '11, 2am

Singapore, Hong Kong out of 2019 Rugby WC venue plan: TOKYO - HONG Kong and Singapore have pulled out of plans t...

TOKYO - HONG Kong and Singapore have pulled out of plans to stage some of the matches at the 2019 rugby World Cup to be hosted by Japan, press reports said on Wednesday. Japan was awarded in July 2009 the right to host the 2019 edition after insisting in what it called a 'tender for Asia' that it will allocate some pool matches to Hong Kong and Singapore to help globalise the sport. But the International Rugby Board (IRB) has said matches must be staged within host nations unless there are special reasons to co-host them. The 2019 rugby World Cup will be the first to be staged in Asia. 'Hong Kong and Singapore have told us they are withdrawing,' Japan Rugby Football Union president Yoshiro Mori told Japanese media on Tuesday, according to Kyodo news agency. 'Japan will host the tournament on its own.' Mr Mori was speaking at the end of an inspection tour by IRB chairman Be...

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