Rugby World Cup 2019: Namibia

World ranking: 23rd

Qualification: First in Africa

Best result: Pool stage

TAB odds: $501

Chances: Like Canada, they face a tough task gaining any kind of result in a pool with two of rugby's superpowers - but at least they have each other.

They're still looking for the first World Cup win, since debuting in 1999, and lost by a solitary point to Georgia four years ago.

Leading players:


Pool draw (NZT)
September 22
Italy v Namibia, Higashiosaka City, 5:15pm

September 28
South Africa v Namibia, Toyota City, 9:45pm

October 6
New Zealand v Namibia, Tokyo, 5:45pm (live)

October 13
Namibia v Canada, Kamaishi City