Rugby World Cup 2019 Schedule Knockout: Full Fixtures and Quarter-finals Teams
The Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures for knockout are confirmed, England vs Australia and New Zealand vs Ireland on 19 October, Wales vs France and Japan vs South Africa on 20 October 2019. The tournament kicks off with an opening match between the hosts Japan and Russia on September 20 at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo. The ninth edition of Rugby World Cup to be played between twenty teams across Japan. Here’s all you need to know about the 2019 Rugby World Cup fixtures, schedule with times, dates and venues.
All the twenty teams have been divided into four Pools of five teams – Pools – A, B, C and D. Each Pool will have ten matches which will be played in a single round-robin format with each team plays one match against the other nine teams. Defending champions New Zeland won the last two Rugby World Cup and they will be eyeing for their third title.
The Indian fans can also catch Rugby World Cup 2019 schedule, timings in IST and guide to watch Rugby World Cup live streaming information here.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Fixtures
The Rugby World Cup 2019 to kickstart with the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Stadium followed by Pool A match between Japan vs. Russia.
The teams finishing in the top two of each pool will progress to the quarter-finals while the top three teams of each pool received automatic qualification to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
The Rugby World Cup 2019 to be held in 12 different venues across nine different cities in Japan – Chōfu, Yokohama, Fukuroi, Higashiosaka, Kumamoto, Kobe, Kumagaya, Kamaishi, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Toyota and Ōita. Here is the Rugby World Cup 2019 schedule and fixtures in the UK time.
|MATCH NO||DATE||POOL||MATCH||UK Time||VENUE|
|1||Friday, Sept. 20||A||Japan vs. Russia||11.45am||Tokyo Stadium|
|2||Saturday, Sept. 21||D||Australia vs. Fiji||5.45am||Sapporo Dome|
|3||Saturday, Sept. 21||C||France vs. Argentina||8.15am||Tokyo Stadium|
|4||Saturday, Sept. 21||B||New Zealand vs. South Africa||10.45am||International Stadium Yokohama|
|5||Sunday, Sept. 22||B||Italy vs. Namibia||6.15am||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|
|6||Sunday, Sept. 22||A||Ireland vs. Scotland||8.45am||International Stadium Yokohama|
|7||Sunday, Sept. 22||C||England vs. Tonga||11.15am||Sapporo Dome|
|8||Monday, Sept. 23||D||Wales vs. Georgia||11.15am||City of Toyota Stadium|
|9||Tuesday, Sept. 24||A||Russia vs. Samoa||11.15am||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium|
|10||Wednesday, Sept. 25||D||Fiji vs. Uruguay||6.15am||Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium|
|11||Thursday, Sept. 26||B||Italy vs. Canada||8.45am||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium|
|12||Thursday, Sept. 26||C||England vs. United States||11.45am||Kobe Misaki Stadium|
|13||Saturday, Sept. 28||C||Argentina vs. Tonga||8.45am||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|
|14||Saturday, Sept. 28||A||Japan vs. Ireland||11.15am||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa|
|15||Saturday, Sept. 28||B||South Africa vs. Namibia||8.15am||City of Toyota Stadium|
|16||Sunday, Sept. 29||D||Georgia vs. Uruguay||6.15am||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium|
|17||Sunday, Sept. 29||D||Australia vs. Wales||8.45am||Tokyo Stadium|
|18||Monday, Sept. 30||A||Scotland vs. Samoa||11.15am||Kobe Misaki Stadium|
|19||Wednesday, Oct. 2||C||France vs. United States||8.45am||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium|
|20||Wednesday, Oct. 2||B||New Zealand vs. Canada||11.15am||Oita Stadium|
|21||Thursday, Oct. 3||D||Georgia vs. Fiji||6.15am||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|
|22||Thursday, Oct. 3||A||Ireland vs. Russia||11.15am||Kobe Misaki Stadium|
|23||Friday, Oct. 4||B||South Africa vs. Italy||8.15am||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa|
|24||Saturday, Oct. 5||D||Australia vs. Uruguay||6.15am||Oita Stadium|
|25||Saturday, Oct. 5||C||England vs. Argentina||9am||Tokyo Stadium|
|26||Saturday, Oct 5||A||Japan vs. Samoa||19:30||City of Toyota Stadium|
|27||Sunday, Oct. 6||B||New Zealand vs. Namibia||8.45am||Tokyo Stadium|
|28||Sunday, Oct. 6||C||France vs. Tonga||8.45am||Kumamoto Stadium|
|29||Tuesday, Oct. 8||B||South Africa vs. Canada||11.15am||Kobe Misaki Stadium|
|30||Wednesday, Oct. 9||C||Argentina vs. United States||8.45am||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium|
|31||Wednesday, Oct. 9||A||Scotland vs. Russia||11.15am||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa|
|32||Wednesday, Oct. 9||D||Wales vs. Fiji||8.15am||Oita Stadium|
|33||Friday, Oct. 11||D||Australia vs. Georgia||11.15am||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa|
|34||Saturday, Oct. 12||B||New Zealand vs. Italy||8.45am||City of Toyota Stadium|
|35||Saturday, Oct. 12||C||England vs. France||9.15am||International Stadium Yokohama|
|36||Saturday, Oct 12||A||Ireland vs. Samoa||11.45am||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium|
|37||Sunday, Oct. 13||B||Namibia vs. Canada||12:15||Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium|
|38||Sunday, Oct. 13||C||United States vs. Tonga||14:45||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|
|39||Sunday, Oct. 13||D||Wales vs. Uruguay||9.15am||Kumamoto Stadium|
|40||Sunday, Oct. 13||A||Japan vs. Scotland||11.45am||International Stadium Yokohama|
|41||Saturday, Oct. 19||–||QF1: W Pool C vs. RU Pool D||11.15am||Oita Stadium|
|42||Saturday, Oct. 19||–||QF2: W Pool B vs. RU Pool A||11.15am||Tokyo Stadium|
|43||Sunday, Oct. 20||–||QF3: W Pool D vs. RU Pool C||11.15am||Oita Stadium|
|44||Sunday, Oct. 20||–||QF4: W Pool A vs. RU Pool B||11.15am||Tokyo Stadium|
|45||Saturday, Oct. 26||–||SF1: W QF1 vs. W QF2||9am||International Stadium Yokohama|
|46||Sunday, Oct. 27||–||SF2: W QF3 vs. W QF4||10am||International Stadium Yokohama|
|47||Friday, Nov. 1||–||Bronze final||10am||Tokyo Stadium|
|48||Saturday, Nov. 2||–||Final||10am||International Stadium Yokohama|
What date is the Rugby World Cup Final 2019?
The final match of Rugby World Cup 2019 will take place on 2 November 2019 at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
What are the groups for the 2019 Rugby World Cup?
The tournament has 20 teams who will battle in the four groups – A, B, C and D. Each group contains five teams and only two can qualify for the knockouts.
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D|
Where can I watch Rugby World Cup 2019?
The fans in Japan can watch Rugby World Cup 2019 fixture live on Nippon TV, NHK, J Sports throughout the tournament. The matches will be broadcast live in the USA on NBC Sports and Univision.
ITV (free-to-air) have exclusive coverage rights of 2019 Rugby World Cup and they will broadcast all 48 matches live on ITV, ITV4, and ITV Hub.