The IRB will decide a new host city for the November 19-25 qualifying round for the finals in France within a few days following the same match schedule.
  
Japan will play Hong Kong in the opening match on November 19, followed by South Korea against Hong Kong on November 21 and Japan-South Korea on November 25 in the three-team round robin event.
  
The top team will qualify for the World Cup, with the runners-up taking on Tonga for the remaining ticket to France.