World Cup repechage details confirmed
August 12, 2014
Uruguay will host the second leg of the World Cup play-off © Getty Images
Russia and Uruguay will battle for the final spot in the 2015 Rugby World Cup with the first leg taking place in Siberia on September 27.
Krasnoyarsk, a hotbed of Russian rugby talent, will host the first leg of the repechage play-off at the end of September with Russia then travelling to Montevideo to play the return leg on October 11. Ireland's George Clancy will referee the match in Siberia with France's Romain Poite taking charge of the match at the Charrúa Stadium.
The winner will take a place in Pool A of the World Cup with Australia, England, Wales and Fiji awaiting them.
Chairman of the World Cup Bernard Lapasset said: "With just over a year to go, we are almost at the end of the qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2015 and, for the two teams left standing, the dream of playing at our pinnacle tournament lives on. Only one team will qualify and I am looking forward to two very intense and compelling matches in Siberia and Montevideo.
"By its conclusion, some 3,000 players from 83 teams across six continents will have taken part in a record-breaking Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification process featuring 203 matches. As such, there is a clear pathway for all IRB Member Unions towards the game's most important tournament."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
"This team deserves to be recognised as the greatest of all time." Huw Richards looks at Gareth Edwards' final match for Wales
The two leading contenders for the best modern open-side flanker go head to head in Paris on Saturday. John Taylor assesses the tale of the tape
Move over, Castro - from falling off a chair to stepping off the team bus, Scrum Sevens recounts some of the strangest rugby injuries ever
Martin Gillingham on the latest from France and why the national side can learn a thing or two from Top 14 side Bordeaux Begles