Rugby World Cup 2019: Canada

World ranking: 21st

Qualification: Repechage

Best result: Quarter-finals 1991

TAB odds: $501

Chances: With the two bottom-ranked teams grouped with arguably the world's top two teams, big scores are on offer - which is bad news for the Canadians.

Victory over the shaky Italians would be a great result.  

Leading players:


Pool draw (NZT)
September 26
Italy v Canada, Fukuoka City, 7:45pm

October 2
New Zealand v Canada, Oita Prefecture, 11:15am (live)

October 8
South Africa v Canada, Kobe City, 11:15pm

October 13
Namibia vs Canada, Kamaishi City