If you are looking for Rugby World Cup Fixtures, you have come to the right place. For the die-hard fans of rugby, the moment of truth is near. It is going to be the ninth edition of the prestigious competition.
Rugby World Cup 2019 will take place from September 20 to November 2, 2019. It will be the first time the tournament happens in Asia, outside the conventional court in the European country.
Back then, Hong Kong and Singapore had competed with Japan to host some of the matches. But the helm goes to Japan as the country host. It is going to be great event hosted by the country.
The big fans of rugby will be attaining the tons of benefits offered by the hosting country from the opening to the closing ceremony of the Rugby World Cup Schedule. The opening match of Rugby World Cup 2019 will happen at Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo.
Meanwhile, the last and final match will take place at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The determination of the place is not a spontaneous action. Back then in September 2015, the organizers have revised the tournament plans and the World Rugby organizers have agreed to uphold the events at certain courts. It was actually National Olympic Stadium which came as the centerpiece of Japan Rugby World Cup 2019. however, the committees renovate the National Olympic Stadium for the preparation of the upcoming Summer Olympics 2020.
There have been a number of changes the venues submitted by the JRFU to attain the hosts of the Rugby World Cup event.
Back in July 17, 2015, Shinzo Abe announced the plan to build new National Stadium to support the Rugby World Cup. Challenged by the building costs and time, the new stadium won’t be ready until the 2020 Summer Olympics. But two months later, World Rugby agreed that Japan Rugby 2019 organizers to revise the roadmap of the Rugby World Cup. Therefore, Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu comes as the winner to host the opening ceremony as well as opening match. Meanwhile, Yokohama Stadium will host the final.
You can see the complete revised list of the venues that host the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan from the official site of the Rugby World Cup.
The coverage for the upcoming event will be different than the previous ones since the domestic rightsholder is not serving as the host broadcaster of the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Instead, the IGBS – International Games Broadcast Services will participate with Host Broadcast Services – HBS and IMG to hold the host broadcasting assignments. Those three will work together as a joint venture with the production details.
IGBS is responsible to manage the productions of renowned rugby nations including France, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, NHK will be covering the games in fantastic 8K resolution. Imagine how big the screens which will handle such gigantic resolution. That means you will have the chance to view the coverage in larger screen while you are in Japan. The International Broadcast Center will host the coverage outside the Tokyo Stadium.
The Rugby World Cup 2019 Fixtures Here
|20 September||19:45 JST||Match 1: Japan vs Russia||Tokyo Stadium, Chofu|
|21 September||13:45 JST||Match 2: Australia vs Fiji||Sapporo Dome, Sapporo|
|21 September||16:15 JST||Match 3: France vs Argentina||Tokyo Stadium, Chofu|
|21 September||18:45 JST||Match 4: New Zealand vs South Africa||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama|
|22 September||14:15 JST||Match 5: Italy vs Namibia||Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka|
|22 September||16:45 JST||Match 6: Ireland vs Scotland||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama|
|22 September||19:15 JST||Match 7: England vs Tonga||Sapporo Dome, Sapporo|
|23 September||19:15 JST||Match 8: Wales vs Georgia||City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota|
|24 September||19:15 JST||Match 9: Russia vs Samoa||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya|
|25 September||14:15 JST||Match 10: Fiji vs Uruguay||Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi|
|26 September||16:45 JST||Match 11: Italy vs Canada||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka|
|26 September||19:45 JST||Match 12: England vs USA||Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe|
|28 September||13:45 JST||Match 13: Argentina vs Tonga||Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka|
|28 September||16:15 JST||Match 14: Japan vs Ireland||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi|
|28 September||18:45 JST||Match 15: South Africa vs Namibia||City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota|
|29 September||14:15 JST||Match 16: Georgia vs Uruguay||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya|
|29 September||16:45 JST||Match 17: Australia vs Wales||Tokyo Stadium, Chofu|
|30 September||19:15 JST||Match 18: Scotland vs Samoa||Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe|
|2 October||16:45 JST||Match 19: France vs USA||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka|
|2 October||19:15 JST||Match 20: New Zealand vs Canada||Oita Stadium, Oita|
|3 October||14:15 JST||Match 21: Georgia vs Fiji||Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka|
|3 October||19:15 JST||Match 22: Ireland vs Russia||Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe|
|4 October||18:45 JST||Match 23: South Africa vs Italy||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi|
|5 October||14:15 JST||Match 24: Australia vs Uruguay||Oita Stadium, Oita|
|5 October||17:00 JST||Match 25: England vs Argentina||Tokyo Stadium, Chofu|
|5 October||19:30 JST||Match 26: Japan vs Samoa||City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota|
|6 October||13:45 JST||Match 27: New Zealand vs Namibia||Tokyo Stadium, Chofu|
|6 October||16:45 JST||Match 28: France vs Tonga||Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto|
|8 October||19:15 JST||Match 29: South Africa vs Canada||Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe|
|9 October||13:45 JST||Match 30: Argentina vs USA||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya|
|9 October||16:15 JST||Match 31: Scotland vs Russia||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi|
|9 October||18:45 JST||Match 32: Wales vs Fiji||Oita Stadium, Oita|
|11 October||19:15 JST||Match 33: Australia vs Georgia||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi|
|12 October||13:45 JST||Match 34: New Zealand vs Italy||City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota|
|12 October||17:15 JST||Match 35: England vs France||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama|
|12 October||19:45 JST||Match 36: Ireland vs Samoa||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka|
|13 October||12:15 JST||Match 37: Namibia vs Canada||Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi|
|13 October||14:45 JST||Match 38: USA vs Tonga||Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka|
|13 October||17:15 JST||Match 39: Wales vs Uruguay||Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto|
|13 October||19:45 JST||Match 40: Japan vs Scotland||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama|
|19 October||16:15 JST||Match 41: First Quarterfinal||Oita Stadium, Oita|
|19 October||19:15 JST||Match 42: Second Quarterfinal||Tokyo Stadium, Chofu|
|20 October||16:15 JST||Match 43: Third Quarterfinal||Oita Stadium, Oita|
|20 October||19:15 JST||Match 44: Fourth Quarterfinal||Tokyo Stadium, Chofu|
|26 October||17:00 JST||Match 45: First Semifinal||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama|
|27 October||18:00 JST||Match 46: Second Semifinal||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama|
|1 November||18:00 JST||Match 47: Third Place Match||Tokyo Stadium, Chofu|
|2 November||18:00 JST||Match 48: Final||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama|
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