2019 Rugby World Cup; Fixtures, Scores & Results


(Source: WWW.RugbyWorldCup.Com)

Host Country: Japan

Dates: 20th September 2019 – 2nd November 2019 (44 Days)

Qualified Teams: 20 (from 6 continents)

Venues: (12), Chofu, Yokohama, Fukuroi, Higashiosaka, Toyata, Oita, Kamaishi, Kumagaya, Kobe, Kumagaya, Sapporo, Fukuoka.

Winner: South Africa

Runners-Up: England

Third Place: New Zealand

Fourth Place: Wales

Tournament Statistics

Matches Played: 45/45; 3 Matches Cancelled, Typhoon Hagibis

Top Scorer: 69 Points – Handre Pollard (South Africa)

Most Tries: 7 Tries – Josh Adams (Wales)

Attendance: 1,703,443 (37,877 per match)

Tries Scored: 283 (6.33 per match)

Points Scored: 2,196 (48.8 per match)

TeamRegionAppearancesBest Result
South AfricaAfrica6Champions, 1995, 2007
NamibiaAfrica5Pool Stage
United StatesAmericas7Pool Stage
CanadaAmericas8Quarter-Finals, 1991
JapanAsia8Pool Stage
EnglandEurope8Champions, 2003
FranceEurope8Runners-Up, 1987, 1999,2011
GeorgiaEurope4Pool Stage
IrelandEurope8Quarter-Finals, 6 Times
ItalyEurope8Pool Stage
RussiaEurope1Pool Stage
ScotlandEurope8Fourth Place, 1991
WalesEurope8Third Place, 1987
AustraliaOceania8Champions, 1991, 1999
FijiOceania7Quarter-Finals, 1987, 2015
New ZealandOceania8Champions, 1987, 2011, 2015
SamoaOceania7Quarter-Finals, 1991, 1995
TongaOceania7Pool Stage
ArgentinaSudamerica8Third Place, 2007
UruguaySudamerica3Pool Stage

Venues: 12

ChofuTokyo Stadium49,970
YokohamaInternational Stadium Yokohama72,327
FukuroiShizuoka Stadium Ecopa50,889
HigashiosakaHanazono Rugby Stadium30,000
ToyotaCity of Toyota Stadium45,000
OitaOita Stadium40,000
KamaishiKamaishi Memorial Stadium16.187
KumagayaKumagaya Rugby Stadium24,000
KobeKobe Misaki Stadium30,132
KumamotoKumamoto Stadium32,000
SapporoSapporo Dome41,410
Fukuoka Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium22,563

Pool Stage Draw:

Pool APool BPool CPool D
IrelandNew ZealandEnglandAustralia
ScotlandSouth AfricaFranceWales
RussiaNamibiaUnited StatesFiji

The teams that finish in the top two of each pool advance to the Quarter-Finals. The top three teams in each pool will qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

When does the 2019 Rugby World Cup Start?

The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks offs on Friday, September 20th.

Who will broadcast the tournament?

ITV will have exclusive rights to broadcast the tournament in 2019 in Japan and in 2023 in France. 38 matches will be televised live on ITV and 10 matches will be televised live on ITV 4.

Pool A Standings

1Japan (Q)44001311562+53319
2Ireland (Q)43011812127+94416
3Scotland (E)42021611955+64311
4Samoa (E)4103858128-7015
5Russia (E)4004119160-14100

Pool A Fixtures:

DateHome Team ScoreAway TeamKick-OffTV
20th SeptemberJapan30-10Russia11:45AMITV
22nd SeptemberIreland27-3Scotland8.45AMITV
24th SeptemberRussia9-34Samoa11:15AMITV 4
28th SeptemberJapan19-12Ireland8:15AMITV
30th SeptemberScotland34-0Samoa11:15AMITV
3rd OctoberIreland35-0Russia11:15AMITV
5th OctoberJapan38-19Samoa11:30AMITV
9th OctoberScotland61-0Russia8:15AMITV
12th OctoberIreland47-5Samoa11:45AMITV
13th OctoberJapan28-21Scotland11:45AMITV

Pool B Standings

1N.Zealand (Q)43102215722+135216
2South Africa (Q)43012718536+149315
3Italy (E)4211149878+20212
4Namibia (E)4013334175-14102
5Canada (E)4013214177-16302

Pool B Fixtures

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamKick-OffTV
21st SeptemberNew Zealand23-13South Africa10.45AMITV
22nd SeptemberItaly47-22Namibia6.15AMITV
26th SeptemberItaly48-7Canada8.45AMITV
28th SeptemberSouth Africa57-3Namibia10.45AMITV
2nd OctoberNew Zealand63-0Canada11.15AMITV 4
4th OctoberSouth Africa49-3Italy10.45AMITV 4
6th OctoberNew Zealand71-9Namibia5.45AMITV
8th OctoberSouth Africa66-7Canada11.15AMITV 4
12th OctoberNew Zealand0-0*Italy5.45AMITV
13th OctoberNamibia0-0**Canada4.15AMITV

*New Zealand V Italy was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis and awarded as a 0-0 draw.

**Despite both teams naming their sides, this match was cancelled following an evacuation order in Kamaishi during Typhoon Hagibis and awarded as a 0-0 draw.

Pool C Standings

1England (Q)43101711920+99317
2France (Q)431097951+28115
3Argentina (E)42021410691+15311
4Tonga (E)4103967105-3826
5United States (E)4004752156-10400

Pool C Fixtures

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamKick-OffTV
21st SeptemberFrance23-21Argentina8.15AMITV
22nd SeptemberEngland35-3Tonga11.15AMITV
26th SeptemberEngland45-7United States11.45AM ITV
28th SeptemberArgentina28-12Tonga5.45AMITV
2nd OctoberFrance33-9United States8.45AMITV 4
5th OctoberEngland39-10Argentina9AMITV
6th OctoberFrance23-21Tonga8.45AMITV
9th OctoberArgentina47-17United States5.45AMITV 4
12th OctoberEngland0-0*France9.15AMITV
13th OctoberUnited states19-31Tonga6.45AMITV

*England V France was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis and awarded as a 0-0 draw.

Pool D Standings

1Wales (Q) 44001713669+67319
2Australia (Q)43012013668+68416
3Fiji (E)410317110108+237
4Georgia (E)4103965122-5715
5Uruguay (E) 4103660140-8004

Pool D Fixtures

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamKick-OffTV
21st SeptemberAustralia39-21Fiji5.45AMITV
23rd SeptemberWales43-14Georgia 11.15AMITV
25th SeptemberFiji27-30Uruguay6.15AMITV 4
29th SeptemberGeorgia33-7Uruguay6.15AMITV
29th SeptemberAustralia25-29Wales8.45AMITV
3rd OctoberGeorgia10-45Fiji6.15AMITV 4
5th OctoberAustralia45-10Uruguay6.15AMITV
9th OctoberWales29-17Fiji10.45AMITV
11th OctoberAustralia27-8Georgia11.15AMITV 4
13th OctoberWales35-13Uruguay9.15AMITV

Knockout Stage


DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamKick-OffTV
19th OctoberEngland40-16Australia8.15AMITV
19th OctoberNew Zealand46-14Ireland11.15AMITV
20th OctoberWales20-19France8.15AMITV
20th OctoberJapan3-26South Africa11.15AMITV


Semi-Final 1, Saturday 26th October 2019, England V New Zealand, International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Semi-Final 2, Sunday 27th October 2019, Wales V South Africa, International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamKick-OffTV
26th OctoberEngland 19-7New Zealand9AMITV
27th OctoberWales 16-19South Africa9AMITV

Bronze Final, Friday 1st November 2019, Tokyo Stadium, Chofu, Tokyo, Japan

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamKick-OffTV
1st NovemberNew Zealand40-17Wales 9AMITV

Final, Saturday 2nd November 2019, International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamKick-OffTV
2nd NovemberEngland 12-32South Africa9AMITV

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