StampNews.com is glad to introduce a new issue by Monaco Post that celebrates the eighth Rugby World Cup. The competition will take place from 18 September to 31 October in England and Wales.
New Zealand will defend their title against the world's best teams, including France, who reached the final in 2011, and England, who will be playing on home turf.
England was chosen to host the competition in July 2009, beating rival bids from Italy, Japan and South Africa. The competition's organizers, Rugby World Cup Limited, had recommended England to the International Rugby Board.
Of the 20 teams competing at the 2015 World Cup, 12 of them qualified by finishing in the top three places in their pools in the 2011 World Cup. The other eight teams qualified through regional competition. Of the 20 countries that competed in the previous World Cup in 2011, there was only one change – Uruguay replaced Russia.