2019 Rugby World Cup | How to Watch Rugby World Cup Japan Live Streaming

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth Rugby World Cup, and is to be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November. This will be the first time the tournament is to be held in Asia, the first time consecutive tournaments have been staged in the same hemisphere, and also the first time that the event will take place outside the traditional heartland of the sport.

2019 Rugby World Cup Japan Live Stream

The 2019 Rugby World Cup plays host to the most eagerly-anticipated rugby match every four years, with 80 minutes separating two teams from global domination.

Twenty teams start off with the goal of becoming world champions, but the path to the final is no easy one.

Each nation must successfully negotiate the pool stages, quarter-finals, semi-finals, culminating at the final – where they have a shot at lifting the Webb Ellis Cup. And the world will be watching.

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.

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 advance into the knockout rounds.

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

Rugby World Cup 2019 groups

POOL A POOL B POOL C POOL D
Ireland New Zealand England Australia
Scotland South Africa France Wales
Japan Italy Argentina Georgia
Russia Namibia USA Fiji
Samoa Canada Tonga Uruguay

Full fixture list and kick-off times

Friday, September 20

Japan vs Russia… Tokyo Stadium…  11.45am BST

Saturday, September 21

Australia vs Fiji… Sapporo Dome… 5.45am BST

France vs Argentina… Tokyo Stadium…  8.15am BST

New Zealand vs South Africa… International Stadium Yokohama… 10.45am BST

Sunday, September 22

Italy vs Namibia… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… 6.15am BST

Ireland vs Scotland… International Stadium Yokohama… 8.45am BST

England vs Tonga… Sapporo Dome… 11.15am BST

Monday, September 23

Wales vs Georgia… City of Toyota Stadium… 11.15am BST

Tuesday, September 24

Russia vs Samoa… Kumagaya Rugby Stadium… 11.15am BST

Wednesday, September 25

Fiji vs Uruguay… Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium… 6.15am BST

Thursday, September 26

Italy vs Canada… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… 8.45am BST

England vs USA… Kobe Misaki Stadium… 11.45am BST

Saturday, September 28

Argentina vs Tonga… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… 5.45am BST

Japan vs Ireland… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… 8.15am BST

South Africa vs Namibia… City of Toyota Stadium… 10.45am BST

Sunday, September 29

Georgia vs Uruguay… Kumagaya Rugby Stadium… 6.15am BST

Australia vs Wales… Tokyo Stadium… 8.45am BST

Monday, September 30

Scotland vs Samoa… Kobe Misaki Stadium… 11.15am BST

Wednesday, October 2

France vs USA… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… 8.45am BST

New Zealand vs Canada… Oita Stadium… 11.15am BST

Thursday, October 3

Georgia vs Fiji… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… 6.15am BST

Ireland vs Russia… Kobe Misaki Stadium… 11.15am BST

Friday, October 4

South Africa vs Italy… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… 10.45am BST

Saturday, October 5

Australia vs Uruguay… Oita Stadium… 6.15am BST

England vs Argentina… Tokyo Stadium… 9am BST

Japan vs Samoa… City of Toyota Stadium… 11.30am BST

Sunday, October 6

New Zealand vs Namibia… Tokyo Stadium… 5.45am BST

France vs Tonga… Kumamoto Stadium… 8.45am BST

Tuesday, October 8

South Africa vs Canada… Kobe Misaki Stadium… 11.15am BST

Wednesday, October 9

Argentina vs USA… Kumagaya Rugby Stadium… 5.45am BST

Scotland vs Russia… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… 8.15am BST

Wales vs Fiji… Oita Stadium… 10.45am BST

Friday, October 11

Australia vs Georgia… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… 11.15am BST

Saturday, October 12

New Zealand vs Italy… City of Toyota Stadium… 5.45am BST

England vs France… International Stadium Yokohama… 9.15am BST

Ireland vs Samoa… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… 11.45am BST

Sunday, October 13

Namibia vs Canada… Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium… 4.15am BST

USA vs Tonga… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… 6.45am BST

Wales vs Uruguay… Kumamoto Stadium… 9.15am BST

Japan vs Scotland… International Stadium Yokohama… 11.45am BST

Other key dates

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.