Rugby World Cup fixtures and results: UK times, TV channels, and live stream for England, Wales, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ireland

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HOSTS Japan pulled off another Rugby World Cup shock as they beat Ireland.

England look on course to progress after their victory over USA, while Wales and Scotland also recording wins.

England are looking for Rugby World Cup glory for the first time since 2003

When is the Rugby World Cup?

The Rugby World Cup kicked off on Friday, September 20, with host nation Japan taking on Russia.

The final will take place on Saturday, November 2 at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.

The competition finale was set to be held at the National Olympic Stadium, which will be the main stage for the 2020 Summer Olympics, before being changed.

Rugby World Cup groups

There will 20 teams taking part in the tournament, initially split into four groups – with Namibia the lowest ranked side heading to Japan.

Pool A: Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa

Pool B: New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada

Pool C: England, France, Argentina, USA, Tonga

Pool D: Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay

Rugby World Cup fixtures and results

The fixtures and kick-off times for the Rugby World Cup are as follows (brackets indicate Japanese time):

Friday, September 20: Japan 30-10 Russia

Saturday, September 21: Australia 39-21 Fiji
Saturday, September 21: France 23-31 Argentina 
Saturday, September 21: New Zealand 23-13 South Africa

Sunday, September 22: Italy 47-22 Namibia
Sunday, September 22: Ireland 27-3 Scotland
Sunday, September 22: England 35-3 Tonga

Monday, September 23: Wales 43-14 Georgia

Tuesday, September 24: Russia 9-34 Samoa

Wednesday, September 25: Fiji 27-30 Uruguay

Thursday, September 26: Italy 48-7 Canada
Thursday, September 26: England 45-7 USA

Saturday, September 28: Argentina 28-12 Tonga
Saturday, September 28: Japan 19-12 Ireland
Saturday, September 28: South Africa 57-3 Namibia

Sunday, September 29: Georgia 33-7 Uruguay
Sunday, September 29: Australia 25-29 Wales

Monday, September 30: Scotland 34-0 Samoa

Wednesday, October 2: France vs USA – 8.45am (4.45pm)
Wednesday, October 2: New Zealand vs Canada – 11.15am (7.15pm)

Thursday, October 3: Georgia vs Fiji – 6.15am (2.15pm)
Thursday, October 3: Ireland vs Russia – 11.15am (7.15pm)

Friday, October 4: South Africa vs Italy – 10.45am (6.45pm)

Saturday, October 5: Australia vs Uruguay – 6.15am (2.15pm)
Saturday, October 5: England vs Argentina – 9am (5pm)
Saturday, October 5: Japan vs Samoa – 11.30am (7.30pm)

Sunday, October 6: New Zealand vs Namibia – 5.45am (1.45pm)
Sunday, October 6: France vs Tonga – 8.45am (4.45pm)

Tuesday, October 8: South Africa vs Canada – 11.15am (7.15pm)

Wednesday, October 9: Argentina vs USA – 5.45am (1.45pm)
Wednesday, October 9: Scotland vs Russia – 8.15am (4.15pm)
Wednesday, October 9: Wales vs Fiji – 10.45am (6.45pm)

Friday, October 11: Australia vs Georgia – 11.15am (7.15pm)

Saturday, October 12: New Zealand vs Italy – 5.45am (1.45pm)
Saturday, October 12: England vs France – 9.15am (5.15pm)
Saturday, October 12: Ireland vs Samoa – 11.45am (7.45pm)

Sunday, October 13: Namibia vs Canada – 4.15am (12.15pm)
Sunday, October 13: USA vs Tonga – 6.45am (2.45pm)
Sunday, October 13: Wales vs Uruguay – 9.15am (5.15pm)
Sunday, October 13: Japan vs Scotland – 11.45am (7.45pm)

Saturday, October 19: Winner Pool C vs Runner-up Pool D – 8.15am (4.15pm)
Saturday, October 19: Winner Pool B vs Runner-up Pool A – 11.15am (7.15pm)

Sunday, October 20: Winner Pool D vs Runner-up Pool C – 8.15am (4.15pm)
Sunday, October 20: Winner Pool A vs Runner-up Pool B – 11.15am (7.15pm)

Saturday, October 26: Winner Quarter-final 1 vs Winner Quarter-final 2 – 9am (5pm)

Sunday, October 27: Winner Quarter-final 3 vs Winner Quarter-final 4 – 9am (6pm)

Friday, November 1: 3rd/4th place play-off – 9am (6pm)

Saturday, November 2: Final – 9am (6pm)

What TV channel is the Rugby World Cup on and can I live stream it?

Having enjoyed success in previous tournament, ITV once again secured the television rights to cover the 2019 competition in Japan and the 2023 World Cup in France.

They will have exclusive rights in the UK, where you will be able to live stream via the ITV Hub.

Where are the venues?

There will be 12 venues for the tournament, stretching across the nation.

The biggest stadium is Yokohama’s International Stadium – the host venue for the final – which has a capacity of 72,372.

The smallest in size is the Kamishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, holding 16,187 – hosting just two matches, Fiji vs Uruguay and Namibia vs Canada.

The venues are as follows:

  • Tokyo Stadium, Chofu – 49,970 capacity
  • International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama – 72,372 capacity
  • Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi – 50,889 capacity
  • Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka – 30,000 capacity
  • Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka – 22,563 capacity
  • Sapporo Dome, Sapporo – 41,410 capacity
  • City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota – 45,000 capacity
  • Oita Stadium, Oita – 40,000 capacity
  • Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto – 32,000 capacity
  • Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe – 30,132 capacity
  • Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya – 24,000 capacity
  • Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi – 16,187 capacity


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