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Rugby World Cup 2019 Dates, Opening Ceremony, Pool Stage, Venues, Broadcasting

 

Rugby World Cup 2019 Dates, Opening Ceremony, Pool Stage, Venues, Broadcasting

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the 9th Rugby World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November, the first time the tournament is to be held in Asia. The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo, and the final match will be held at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 20 September 2019 in Tokyo Stadium.

Venues

  • Tokyo Stadium International Stadium
  • Yokohama Shizuoka Stadium
  • Ecopa Hanazono Rugby Stadium
  • Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium
  • City of Toyota Stadium
  • Sapporo Dome
  • Oita Stadium
  • Kumamoto Stadium
  • Kobe Misaki Stadium
  • Kumagaya Rugby Stadium
  • Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium

Pool Stage

  • In the pool stage, the twenty teams are divided into four pools (A, B, C, D) of five teams.
  • Each pool will be a single round-robin of ten games, in which each team plays one match against each of the other teams in the same pool.
  • Teams are awarded four league points for a win, two for a draw and none for a defeat by eight or more points.
  • A team scoring four tries in one match is awarded a bonus point, as is a team that loses by fewer than eight points – both bonus points are awarded if both situations apply.

Pool A

  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Samoa

Pool B

  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • Namibia
  • Canada

Pool C

  • England
  • France
  • Argentina
  • United States
  • Tonga

Pool D

  • Australia
  • Wales
  • Georgia
  • Fiji
  • Uruguay

Pool A

20 September 2019 Japan v Russia Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu

22 September 2019 Ireland v Scotland International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

24 September 2019 Russia v Samoa Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya

28 September 2019 Japan v Ireland Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi

30 September 2019 Scotland v Samoa Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe

3 October 2019 Ireland v Russia Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe

5 October 2019 Japan v Samoa City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota

9 October 2019 Scotland v Russia Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi

12 October 2019 Ireland v Samoa Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka

13 October 2019 Japan v Scotland International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

Pool B

21 September 2019 New Zealand v South Africa International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

22 September 2019 Italy v Namibia Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka

26 September 2019 Italy v Canada Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka

28 September 2019 South Africa v Namibia City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota

2 October 2019 New Zealand v Canada Oita Stadium, Ōita

4 October 2019 South Africa v Italy Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi

6 October 2019 New Zealand v Namibia Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu

8 October 2019 South Africa v Canada Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe

12 October 2019 New Zealand v Italy City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota

13 October 2019 Namibia v Canada Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi

Pool C

21 September 2019 France v Argentina Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu

22 September 2019 England v Tonga Sapporo Dome, Sapporo

26 September 2019 England v United States Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe

28 September 2019 Argentina v Tonga Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka

2 October 2019 France v United States Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka

5 October 2019 England v Argentina Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu

6 October 2019 France v Tonga Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto

9 October 2019 Argentina v United States Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya

12 October 2019 England v France International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

13 October 2019 United States v Tonga Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka

Group D

21 September 2019 Australia v Fiji Sapporo Dome, Sapporo

23 September 2019 Wales v Georgia City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota

25 September 2019 Fiji v Uruguay Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi

29 September 2019 Georgia v Uruguay Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya

29 September 2019 Australia v Wales Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu

3 October 2019 Georgia v Fiji Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka

5 October 2019 Australia v Uruguay Oita Stadium, Ōita

9 October 2019 Wales v Fiji Oita Stadium, Ōita

11 October 2019 Australia v Georgia Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi

13 October 2019 Wales v Uruguay Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto

TV Listings

Japan IGBS, Nippon TV, NHK, J Sports
Australia Fox Sports, Network Ten
Fiji
Fiji TV
France, Monaco TF1
Germany
ProSieben Maxx, Ran
Ireland Eir Sport, RTÉ
New Zealand
TVNZ, Spark
South America ESPN
Africa SuperSport
UK ITV, S4C
USA NBC Sports, Univision
Russia TBA

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