Full 2019 Rugby World Cup fixtures schedule and TV guide

Posted: 18 September 2019 1:13 pm News

Rugby World Cup Schedule

The 2019 Rugby World Cup schedule starts on September 20 and finishes on November 2: here's when every match is on live.

The 2019 Rugby World Cup commences on September 20 and every match of the tournament is broadcast live into Australia. This 2019 tournament is the ninth Rugby World Cup, but is being held in Japan for the first time. It goes for over six weeks, starting on 20 September, with the Rugby World Cup final on 2 November.

Teams will be competing for the Webb Ellis Cup. It's only been won by four countries since the innagural tournament in 1987. However, 20 national teams from around the world have qualified for the chance to win the 2019 tournament. Play commences with a group stage, consisting of five teams spread across four pools. It then proceeds to a knockout stage in the finals.

New Zealand are the back-to-back defending champions, after wins in 2011 and 2015. Ranked number 2 in the world, the Kiwis will have 19 other nations gunning for them. Though taking the trophy from them is far easier said than done. The national sport in New Zealand is rugby union and its citizens associate it as part of their national identity.

With that said, there has been a major shake up of the Kiwi team in the lead-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. And recent losses to Australia and Ireland, as well as draw against South Africa and a narrow one point win over England, suggest many teams will fancy their changes of lofting the trophy on 2 November.

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How to watch Rugby World Cup games live

We have a dedicated Where to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup guide with all the information in one place. But here's a quick summary.

All matches of the Rugby World Cup are available to watch in Australia. The broadcast rights for the full event are held by Foxtel and Kayo Sports, who will air every single game of the tournament live and, with Kayo, on demand. Channel 10 will also show a selection of games. Channel 10 will broadcast all Wallabies matches and the majority of the knockout matches, including the final.

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Alternatively, you can sign up for Foxtel IQ or, if you are already a subscriber, add on the Sports Pack and the HD Pack for an additional $30 per month. This will give you access to a dedicated 4K Rugby World Cup channel.

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2019 Rugby World Cup team guides

For information specifically about your favourite team, dive into our team guides:

2019 Rugby World Cup schedule

Note: Channel 10 will also broadcast a selection of two quarter-final matches but is yet to advise which.

Round Date Teams Venue Kick Off (AEDT) Where to Watch
Pool A Friday, September 20 Japan vs Russia Tokyo Stadium 8:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Saturday, September 21 Australia vs Fiji Sapporo Dome 2:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 10
Pool C Saturday September 21 France vs Argentina Tokyo Stadium 5:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool B Saturday September 21 New Zealand vs South Africa Yokohama International Stadium 7:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool B Sunday, September 22 Italy vs Namibia Hanazono Rugby Stadium 3:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A Sunday, September 22 Ireland vs Scotland Yokohama International Stadium 5:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool C Sunday, September 22 England vs Tonga Sapporo Dome 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Monday, September 23 Wales vs Georgia City of Toyota Stadium 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A Tuesday, September 24 Russia vs Samoa Kumagaya Rugby Grounds 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Wednesday September 25 Fiji vs Urugauy Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium 3:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool B Thursday, September 26 Italy vs Canada Hakatanomori Stadium 5:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool C Thursday, September 26 England vs USA Kobe Misaki Stadium 8:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool C Saturday, September 28 Argentina vs Tonga Hanazono Rugby Stadium 2:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A Saturday, September 28 Japan vs Ireland Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa 5:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool B Saturday, September 28 South Africa vs Namibia City of Toyota Stadium 7:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Sunday, September 29 Georgia vs Uruguay Kumagaya Rugby Grounds 3:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Sunday, September 29 Australia vs Wales Tokyo Stadium 5:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 10
Pool A Monday, September 30 Scotland vs Samoa Kobe Misaki Stadium 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool C Wednesday, October 2 France vs USA Hakatanomori Stadium 5:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool B Wednesday, October 2 New Zealand vs Canada Oita Stadium 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Thursday, October 3 Georgia vs Fiji Hanazono Rugby Stadium 3:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A Thursday, October 3 Ireland vs Russia Kobe Misaki Stadium 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool B Friday, October 4 South Africa vs Italy Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa 7:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Saturday, October 5 Australia vs Uruguay Oita Stadium 3:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 10
Pool C Saturday, October 5 England vs Argentina Tokyo Stadium 6:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A Sunday, October 6 Japan vs Samoa City of Toyota Stadium 8:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool B Sunday, October 6 New Zealand vs Namibia Tokyo Stadium 3:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool C Sunday, October 6 France vs Tonga Kumamoto Prefectural Athletic Stadium 6:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool B Tuesday, October 8 South Africa vs Canada Kobe Misaki Stadium 9:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool C Wednesday, October 9 Argentina vs USA Kumagaya Rugby Grounds 3:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A Wednesday, October 9 Scotland vs Russia Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Wednesday, October 9 Wales vs Fiji Oita Stadium 8:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Friday, October 11 Australia vs Georgia Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa 9:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 10
Pool B Saturday, October 12 New Zealand vs Italy* City of Toyota Stadium 3:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool C Saturday, October 12 England vs France* Yokohama International Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A Saturday, October 12 Ireland vs Samoa Hakatanomori Stadium 9:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool B Sunday, October 13 Namibia vs Canada* Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium 2:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool C Sunday, October 13 USA vs Tonga Hanazono Rugby Stadium 4:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool D Sunday, October 13 Wales vs Uruguay Kumatomo Prefectural Athletic Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Pool A Sunday, October 13 Japan vs Scotland Yokohama International Stadium 9:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Quarter Finals Saturday, October 19 England vs Australia Oita Stadium 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 10
Quarter Finals Saturday, October 19 New Zealand vs Ireland Tokyo Stadium 9:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Quarter Finals Sunday, October 20 Wales vs France Oita Stadium 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10 Bold
Quarter Finals Sunday, October 20 Japan vs South Africa Tokyo Stadium 9:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Semi Finals Saturday, October 26 England vs New Zealand International Stadium Yokohama 7:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 10
Semi Finals Sunday, October 27 Winner Quarter Final 3 vs Winner Quarter Final 4 International Stadium Yokohama 8:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 10
Bronze Final Friday, November 1 Loser Semi Final 1 vs Loser Semi Final 2 Tokyo Stadium 8:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 10
Final Satuday, November 2 Winner Semi Final 1 vs Winner Semi Final 2 International Stadium Yokohama 8:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 10

*England vs France, New Zealand vs Italy and Canada vs Namibia has been cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.

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