Press release

27 Nov 2018

EY Japan named an Official Professional Services Supplier of Rugby World Cup 2019™ Japan

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EY Japan has entered into an agreement to serve as an Official Professional Services Supplier of Rugby World Cup 2019™ in Japan (RWC 2019). The tournament will be held in 12 Host Cities across the country from 20th September 2019 to 2nd November 2019.

EY Japan named an Official Professional Services Supplier of Rugby World Cup 2019™ Japan

Rugby World Cup, one of the largest and the most loved sporting events in the world, is held once every four years and runs for six weeks. RWC 2019 will mark the ninth iteration of the tournament and will be the first ever to be held in Asia.

Performing the role of Official Professional Services Supplier, EY Japan will support RWC 2019 with its needs in this field. As an organization we will aim to contribute to the success of the tournament, working together with players and event organizers, as well as rugby fans. EY Japan, along with more than 260,000 EY professionals worldwide, are looking forward to enjoying this world sporting event and supporting the sport of rugby all over the world.

Comment from Bill Beaumont, World Rugby Chairman,:

"We are delighted to be continuing our successful relationship with EY as the official professional services supplier of Rugby World Cup 2019. EY is a global leader in the accountancy, tax and business advisory sectors, and their services will be critical to an event, which is rapidly proving to be the most globally-impactful Rugby World Cup ever. We look forward to strengthening our collaboration in the spirit of unity, innovation and teamwork as we prepare to deliver what will be a very special, successful and ground-breaking Rugby World Cup."

Comment from Scott K. Halliday EY Japan Area Managing Partner and Koichi Tsuji, EY Japan Country Managing Partner:

"It is a great honor for EY Japan to be able to participate in RWC 2019 as an Official Professional Services Supplier. EY is a global professional firm with the purpose of Building a better working world. For a tournament where the teams compete with a national pride, we are looking forward to supplying our expertise as professional business advisors. Together with rugby fans all around the world, players, and event organizers, we want to warm up the tournament. As a supporter, we will do our best to make the RWC 2019 exciting and successful."

Outline of the event

Rugby World Cup 2019™ Japan
Period: Friday, 20 September 2019 to Saturday, 2 November 2019

Host cities (venues):
Sapporo City, Hokkaido (Sapporo Dome)
Kamaishi City, Iwate (Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium)
Kumagaya City, Saitama (Kumagaya Rugby Stadium)
Chofu City, Tokyo (Tokyo Stadium)
Yokohama City, Kanagawa (International Stadium Yokohama)
Fukuroi City, Shizuoka (Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa)
Toyota City, Aichi (City of Toyota Stadium)
Higashiosaka City, Osaka (Hanazono Rugby Stadium)
Kobe City, Hyogo (Kobe Misaki Stadium)
Fukuoka City, Fukuoka (Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium)
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto (Kumamoto Stadium)
Oita City, Oita (Oita Stadium)
48 matches

  • Pool stage 5 teams x 4 pools (round-robin matches in each pool) : 40 matches
  • Knockout stage : 8 matches

Official website: website

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