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Sam Warburton announced in 'stellar line-up' of pundits for Rugby World Cup

Sam Warburton announced as one of the pundits for 2019 Rugby World Cup Credit: PA

A stellar line-up of rugby’s biggest names have been announced ahead of this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

In just over a month's time the 2019 Rugby World Cup will kick off featuring expert analysis from a pundit line-up including Wale's youngest captain Sam Warburton.

At the age of 22, Sam became Wales' youngest player to lead out his team in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Sam said being a young captain was "the most nerve-wracking campaign" he had ever been involved in.

The opening group phase of the tournament is peppered with standout clashes including England v France, Australia v Wales, Ireland v Scotland and New Zealand v South Africa.

Sam Warburton said its set to be "the most competitive Rugby World Cup" he has ever seen as both a fan or a player.

Sam said the World Cup will be an enormous springboard for Rugby Union in the future. Credit: PA

I believe the strength of the Tier 2 and 3 nations is the strongest we would have seen and I cannot wait to see how they perform. Japan will undoubtedly put on a fantastic show and with their many passionate supporters and all from around the world, this World Cup will be an enormous global springboard for Rugby Union into the future.

– Sam Warburton
ITV trailer asks viewers to Credit: PA

Tomorrow will be the first broadcast on ITV of its Rugby World Cup 2019 trailer, which invites viewers to “Rise for the Rugby World Cup”.

In collaboration with Stink Films’ Keith McCarthy and Golden Wolf, ITV Creative have produced the film showing fans from every one of our home nations slipping into slumber, before their dreams are taken over by the excitement lying ahead in Japan.