|Dates||6 September – 20 October|
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the 9th edition of the Rugby World Cup. At a special IRB meeting held in Dublin on 28 July 2009, Japan was announced as the host for the competition along with the host of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The IRB requested that any member unions wishing to host this tournament or the 2015 Rugby World Cup should indicate their interest by 15 August 2008. This would be purely to indicate interest. No details had to be provided at this stage.
A record ten unions indicated interest in hosting either the 2015 and/or the 2019 events. The 2019 tournament received interest from nine different nations.
Jamaica were the most surprising union to announce an interest in hosting the event, considering they had never participated in a previous event, though they quickly withdrew interest. Russia also initially announced plans to bid for both the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, but announced in February 2009 that it would withdraw both bids in favour of a planned bid for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
The three potential hosts were announced on 8 May 2009.
Ireland & Scotland were interested in a joint bid after the success of the Ireland national team, Leinster Rugby and Munster Rugby and also Edinburgh's successful hosting of three major rugby events in May 2009—the Heineken Cup final and Edinburgh Sevens in union and Magic Weekend in league.
|Nissan Stadium||Yokohama F. Marinos||Yokohama||Football, Athletics||72,000|
|Olympic Stadium||none||Tokyo||Football, Athletics||57,000|
|Nagai Stadium||Cerezo Osaka||Osaka||Football, Athletics||50,000|
|Singapore Sports Hub||TBD||Singapore||Football||50,000|
|Toyota Stadium||Nagoya Grampus||Toyota||Football||45,000|
|Sapporo Dome||Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters||Sapporo||Football, Baseball||41,000|
|Hong Kong Stadium||Hong Kong Sevens||Hong Kong||Football, Rugby||40,000|
|Home's Stadium||Vissel Kobe||Kobe||Football||34,000|
|Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium||Japan Rugby Football Union||Tokyo||Rugby||27,000|
|Level-5 Stadium||Avispa Fukuoka||Fukuoka||Football, Rugby||23,000|
|Yurtec Stadium Sendai||Vegalta Sendai||Sendai||Football||20,000|