23 Mar 2012

RWC 2015 qualifying starts this weekend

7:35 am on 23 March 2012

This weekend marks the start of Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifying as Mexico host Jamaica in Mexico City.

Though the tournament is more than three years away, 80 teams are vying for just eight qualification spots, playing 184 matches in total.

South African Craig Joubert, who refereed last year's final between New Zealand and France, will take charge of the match.

Mexico, who only became a full member of the International Rugby Board in 2006, are coached by New Zealand born Simon Pierre.