Rugby World Cup 2019 schedule: Match dates, TV schedule, Live Stream, and complete tournament fixtures

Rugby World Cup 2019 schedule

When does the 2019 Rugby World Cup start?

The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off on Friday, September 20 as nations from all across the globe compete for the William Webb Ellis Trophy in Japan. Rugby World Cup 2019 schedule: Match dates, TV schedule, Live Stream, and complete tournament fixtures.

USA’s Pool is particularly tricky having been drawn in C with Argentina, England, Tonga, and France. It means one of rugby’s ‘big fish’ will suffer the ignominy of going home early.

Format

The opening stage of the competition sees 20 teams attempt to battle their way out of four Pools – A, B, C, and D. Each Pool contains five teams and only two can qualify into the knockout rounds.

How to stream, watch on TV

All of the matches can be streamed on LMI Sports (Try it’s free), as ITV, ITV4 and ITV Hub will carry the tournament in the UK and NBC sports Gold, NBC and Univision will carry the tournament in the USA. For a complete look at how to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Spanish and the latest group standings and schedule, visit TBA en Español.

Rugby World Cup 2019 TV Channels

Japan: Nippon TV, NHK, J Sports
Arab League: RTC Sports
Australia: TBA
Brazil: ESPN
Canada: TBA
Fiji: TBA
France: TF1
Monaco: TF1
Georgia: TBA
Germany: Ran, Prosieben Maxx
Ireland: RTE sport, Eir Sport 1, Eir Sport 2
New Zealand: TVNZ
Oceania: TBA
Romania: TBA
Russia: TBA
South America: ESPN
Spain: TBA
Sub Saharan Africa: Supersport
United Kingdom: ITV, ITV4 and ITV Hub
United States: NBC sports Gold, NBC, and Univision

Rugby World Cup 2019 schedule

Pool A

Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoan

Match 1

Japan vs Russia… Tokyo Stadium… Friday, September 20… 11.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 2

Ireland vs Scotland… International Stadium Yokohama… Sunday, September 22… 8.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 3

Russia vs Samoa… Kumagaya Rugby Stadium… Tuesday, September 24… 11.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 4

Japan vs Ireland… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… Saturday, September 28… 8.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 5

Scotland vs Samoa… Kobe Misaki Stadium… Monday, September 30… 11.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 6

Ireland vs Russia… Kobe Misaki Stadium… Thursday, October 3… 11.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 7

Japan vs Samoa… The city of Toyota Stadium… Saturday, October 5… 11.30am BST… (ITV)

Match 8

Scotland vs Russia… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… Wednesday, October 9… 8.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 9

Ireland vs Samoa… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… Saturday, October 12… 11.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 10

Japan vs Scotland… International Stadium Yokohama… Sunday, October 13… 11.45am BST… (ITV)

Pool B

New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Canada, and Namibia

Match 1

New Zealand vs South Africa… International Stadium Yokohama… Saturday, September 21… 10.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 2

Italy vs Namibia… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… Sunday, September 22… 6.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 3

Italy vs Canada… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… Thursday, September 26… 8.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 4

South Africa vs Namibia… The city of Toyota Stadium… Saturday, September 28… 10.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 5

New Zealand vs Canada… Oita Stadium… Wednesday, October 2… 11.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 6

South Africa vs Italy… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… Friday, October 4… 10.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 7

New Zealand vs Namibia… Tokyo Stadium… Sunday, October 6… 5.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 8

South Africa vs Canada… Kobe Misaki Stadium… Tuesday, October 8… 11.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 9

New Zealand vs Italy… The city of Toyota Stadium… Saturday, October 12… 5.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 10

Namibia vs Canada… Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium… Sunday, October 13… 4.15am BST… (ITV)

Pool C

England, France, Argentina, USA, and Tonga

Match 1

France vs Argentina… Tokyo Stadium… Saturday, September 21… 8.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 2

England vs Tonga… Sapporo Dome… Sunday, September 22… 11.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 3

England vs USA… Kobe Misaki Stadium… Thursday, September 26… 11.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 4

Argentina vs Tonga… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… Saturday, September 28… 5.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 5

France vs USA… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… Wednesday, October 2… 8.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 6

England vs Argentina… Tokyo Stadium… Saturday, October 5… 9.00am BST… (ITV)

Match 7

France vs Tonga… Kumamoto Stadium… Sunday, October 6… 8.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 8

Argentina vs USA… Kumagaya Rugby Stadium… Wednesday, October 9… 5.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 9

England vs France… International Stadium Yokohama… Saturday, October 12… 9.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 10

USA vs Tonga… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… Sunday, October 13… 6.45am BST… (ITV)

Pool D

Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, and Uruguay

Match 1

Australia vs Fiji… Sapporo Dome… Saturday, September 21… 5.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 2

Wales vs Georgia… City of Toyota Stadium… Monday, September 23… 11.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 3

Fiji vs Uruguay… Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium… Wednesday, September 25… 6.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 4

Georgia vs Uruguay… Kumagaya Rugby Stadium… Sunday, September 29… 6.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 5

Australia vs Wales… Tokyo Stadium… Sunday, September 29… 8.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 6

Georgia vs Fiji… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… Thursday, October 3… 6.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 7

Australia vs Uruguay… Oita Stadium… Saturday, October 5… 6.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 8

Wales vs Fiji… Oita Stadium… Wednesday, October 9… 10.45am BST… (ITV)

Match 9

Australia vs Georgia… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… Friday, October 11… 11.15am BST… (ITV)

Match 10

Wales vs Uruguay… Kumamoto Stadium… Sunday, October 13… 9.15am BST… (ITV)

When is the final?

The Quarter-Finals are on October 19-20.

The Semi-Finals are on October 26-27.

The Bronze Final is on November 1.

The Final is on November 2.

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