The road to England 2015 began in Mexico City on 24 March, 2012 when the in Atlanta and an upset seemed on the cards as Uruguay led 13 -3 at half-time. Thirty-one nations were involved in the European qualification.
World Rugby has announced details of the regional qualification process for 12 automatic qualifiers: Top three teams in each Rugby World Cup 2015 pool automatically qualify for Japan 2019 (New Zealand, from the Rugby Europe Championship (excluding Georgia) will qualify for . 13.
The other four teams were eliminated from Rugby World Cup qualifying.