Your Complete Guide To Where & When You Can Watch Every Single World Cup Game
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The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is finally almost upon us and what an opening weekend we have to look forward to.
The opening ceremony takes place on Friday morning before tournament hosts Japan take on Russia, but the serious business begins on Saturday morning with three absolutely cracking fixtures.
First up it’s Australia vs Fiji, then France take on Argentina. And finally, perhaps the tie of the entire pool stage sees holders New Zealand take on South Africa in what promises to be an absolute belter between two of rugby’s biggest heavyweights.
In the UK, every single game will be available to watch free-to-air on ITV, but it’s a little different in Ireland. You will need an eir Sport subscription to watch the entire tournament (unless you have access to ITV), but you can watch all of Ireland’s games as well as the knockouts free-to-air on RTÉ.
*Please note all times listed are broadcast times giving you a chance to get out of bed and not miss a minute!
Here’s the full fixture list with all times in GMT.
10:30 am | Opening Ceremony followed by Japan v Russia | ITV/eir
5:15 am | Australia v Fiji | ITV/eir
7:45 am | France v Argentina | ITV/eir
10:15 am | New Zealand v South Africa | ITV/eir
5:45 am | Italy v Namibia | ITV/eir
8:15 am | Ireland v Scotland | ITV/eir/RTÉ
10:45 am | England v Tonga | ITV
10:30 am | Wales v Georgia | ITV/eir
10:45 am | Russia v Samoa | ITV4/eir
5:45 am | Fiji v Uruguay | ITV4/eir
8:15 am | Italy v Canada | ITV4/eir
11:00 am | England v USA | ITV/eir
5:15 am | Argentina v Tonga | ITV/eir
7:45 am | Japan v Ireland | ITV/eir/RTÉ
10:30 am | South Africa v Namibia | ITV/eir
5:45 am | Georgia v Uruguay | ITV/eir
8:15 am | Australia v Wales | ITV/eir
10:30 am | Scotland v Samoa | Kobe City | ITV/eir
8:15 am | France v USA | ITV4/eir
10:45 am | New Zealand v Canada | ITV4/eir
5:45 am | Georgia v Fiji | ITV4/eir
10:30 am | Ireland v Russia | ITV/eir/RTÉ
10:15 am | South Africa v Italy | ITV4/eir
5:45 am | Australia v Uruguay | ITV/eir
8:15 am | England v Argentina | ITV/eir
11:15 am | Japan v Samoa | ITV/eir
5:15 am | New Zealand v Namibia | ITV/eir
8:15 am | France v Tonga | ITV/eir
10:45 am | South Africa v Canada | ITV4/eir
5:15 am | Argentina v USA | ITV4/eir
8:00 am | Scotland v Russia | ITV/eir
10:30 am | Wales v Fiji | ITV/eir
10:45 am | Australia v Georgia | ITV4/eir
5:15 am | New Zealand v Italy | ITV/eir
8:00 am | England v France | ITV/eir
11:30 am | Ireland v Samoa | ITV/eir/RTÉ
4:00 am | Namibia v Canada | ITV/eir
6:30 am | USA v Tonga | ITV/eir
8:45 am | Wales v Uruguay | ITV/eir
11:30 am | Japan v Scotland | ITV/eir
7:30 am | Winner Pool C v Runner up Pool D | ITV/eir/RTÉ
10:45 am | Winner Pool B v Runner up Pool A | ITV/eir/RTÉ
7:30 am | Winner Pool D v Runner up Pool C | ITV/eir/RTÉ
10:45 am | Winner Pool A v Runner up Pool B | ITV/eir/RTÉ
8:00 am | Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 | ITV/eir/RTÉ
8:00 am | Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 | ITV/eir/RTÉ
8:30 am | Loser Semi-final 1 v Loser Semi-Final 2 | ITV/eir
8:00 am | Winner Semi-final 1 v Winner Semi-final 2 | ITV/eir/RTÉ
You can also download a handy PDF we’ve done up here with all the fixtures on it that you can print-off for at home or in work.