How to watch Japan Rugby World Cup matches online: TV guide

Posted: 27 September 2019 7:57 am

Don't miss a minute of any Japan Rugby World Cup matches with our detailed guide. Watch on TV or live stream to any device.

Japan are the hosts of this year's Rugby World Cup tournament. The Japanese team are also known as the Cherry Blossoms and more recently the Brave Blossoms. Japan are currently the number 10 ranked side in the world.

During the last World Cup the Japanese were unlucky to be on the wrong side of history, becoming the first team to win three pool games but still be eliminated during the pool stage.

In the lone warm-up match against South Africa, Japan were defeated by a large margin. However, with the current form of the Springboks, this shouldn't cause much concern about the Japanese side's chances of progressing to a knockout game. If Japan can stick to the script with wins against Samoa and Russia, the final game with Scotland should determine who goes through.

Japan vs Scotland is on 12 October and we have all the details below on how you can watch the game live.

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Japan scheduled Rugby World Cup matches

Round Date Teams Venue Kick-off (AEDT) Where to watch
Pool A 20-Sep Japan vs Russia Tokyo Stadium 8:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A 28-Sep Japan vs Ireland Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa 5:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A 6-Oct Japan vs Samoa City of Toyota Stadium 8:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A 13-Oct Japan vs Scotland Yokohama International Stadium 9:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Quarter-finals 20-Oct Japan vs South Africa Tokyo Stadium 9:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
To see the rest of the schedule take a look at our fixtures guide.

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How to watch Japan Rugby World Cup matches

To sum up the table below, the best way to see Japan matches at this year's Rugby World Cup is with Kayo Sports. Not only do you get all the Rugby World Cup content, you also have access to over 50 sports and can test it out with a 14-day free trial.

Features Kayo Sports Foxtel IQ Channel 10 Foxtel Now
All World Cup matches live Yes Yes No Yes
All World Cup matches on demand Yes Yes No Yes
All Rugby World Cup finals matches live Yes Yes No Yes
Vodafone Super Rugby Yes Yes No Yes
All Rugby Championship games Yes Yes No Yes
Bledisloe Cup Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rugby Sevens Men's Yes Yes No Yes
Rugby Sevens Women's Yes Yes Yes Yes
Buildcorp Super W Yes Yes No Yes
World Rugby U20 Championships Yes Yes No Yes
National Rugby Championship Yes Yes No Yes
Mitre 10 Cup Yes Yes No Yes
Currie Cup Yes Yes No Yes
Gallagher Premiership Rugby Yes Yes No Yes
Global Rapid Rugby Yes Yes No Yes
Shute Shield Yes Yes No Yes
Bonus on-demand content Yes Yes No Yes
Condensed games on demand Yes Yes No Yes
Live interactive stats Yes No No No
No spoilers for playback Yes No No No
Skip to key moments in playback Yes No No No
Multiple camera options Yes No No No
Available in 4k No Yes No No
Access to other sports Yes Yes N/A Yes
Stream other sports simultaneously Yes Yes No Yes
Stream four sports at once Yes No No No
Accessible to phones and tablets Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessible to laptops Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compatible with Airplay/Chromecast Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free No No Yes No
Free trial length (days) 14 N/A N/A 10
Monthly cost with RWC content 25 68 N/A 54

Japan Rugby World Cup squad

Player Position Age Caps Club
Takuya Kitade Hooker 27 1 Suntory Sungoliath
Atsushi Sakate Hooker 26 17 Panasonic Wild Knights
Shota Horie Hooker 33 61 Panasonic Wild Knights
Keita Inagaki Prop 29 29 Panasonic Wild Knights
Koo Ji-won Prop 25 8 Honda Heat
Yusuke Kizu Prop 23 3 Toyota Verblitz
Isileli Nakajima Prop 30 3 Kobelco Steelers
Asaeli Ai Valu Prop 30 9 Panasonic Wild Knights
Uwe Helu Prop 29 14 Yamaha Júbilo
James Moore Second Row 26 3 Munakata Sanix Blues
Luke Thompson Second Row 38 67 Kintetsu Liners
Wimpie van der Walt Second Row 30 12 NTT DoCoMo
Kazuki Himeno Loose Forward 25 12 Toyota Verblitz
Michael Leitch Loose Forward 30 63 Toshiba Brave Lupus
Lappies Labuschagné Loose Forward 30 3 Kubota Spears
Amanaki Mafi Loose Forward 29 25 NTT Communications
Yoshitaka Tokunaga Loose Forward 27 12 Toshiba Brave Lupus
Hendrik Tui Loose Forward 31 44 Suntory Sungoliath
Yutaka Nagare Scrum Half 27 19 Suntory Sungoliath
Kaito Shigeno Scrum Half 28 10 Toyota Verblitz
Fumiaki Tanaka Scrum Half 34 70 Canon Eagles
Yu Tamura Fly Half 30 57 Canon Eagles
Rikiya Matsuda Fly Half 30 20 Panasonic Wild Knights
Ryoto Nakamura Centre 28 19 Suntory Sungoliath
Timothy Lafaele Centre 28 18 Kubota Spears
Will Tupou Centre 29 10 Coca-Cola Red Sparks
Kenki Fukuoka Wing 27 34 Panasonic Wild Knights
Lomano Lemeki Wing 30 11 Honda Heat
Ataata Moeakiola Wing 23 4 Kobelco Steelers
Kotaro Matsushima Fullback 26 34 Suntory Sungoliath
Ryohei Yamanaka Fullback 31 13 Kobelco Steelers
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