6 teams qualified for the World Cup. 3 qualified automatically, with the top 2 in the Pacific qualifying group also reaching the finals. Samoa finished third in the Pacific qualifying group and earned a qualification spot by winning the repechage.
(automatic qualifier and host)
(Pacific qualifying group winners)
(Pacific qualifying group runners up)
4 teams qualified for the World Cup. 2 qualified automatically, with a further 2 finals berths for the winner of each European qualifying group.
(Europe group 2 winners)
(Europe group 1 winners)
No teams from the Atlantic qualifying group reached the finals, with the USA losing at the repechage semi-final stage.
Europe (Round 1)
Europe (Round 2)
Scotland won 37-32 on aggregate
In early 2011 Ireland and Lebanon's two draws, which involved Ryan Tandy and Jai Ayoub, became subject to police investigation as the two had been connected to match-fixing.
Despite finishing on equal number of points, Ireland secured their World Cup spot as a result of a......