2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

See the world's best national rugby teams as Japan hosts the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Authored by James, 12th June 2019

In the autumn of 2019, the Rugby World Cup takes place in Japan, with matches being played in a number of cities, including Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Fukuoka.

This is the first time that the Rugby World Cup has been held in Asia, but Japan has played rugby for nearly 100 years, since the Japan Rugby Football Union was founded in 1926.

The 2019 Rugby World Cup takes place in Japan, in Tokyo, Yokohama, Ōita, Kumagaya and other cities

The 2019 Rugby World Cup takes place in Japan, in Tokyo, Yokohama, Ōita, Kumagaya and other cities

From September 20th 2019 the Rugby World Cup will host teams from around the world in league-based group matches, followed by a knockout stage of quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final held at the International Stadium Yokohama, in Yokohama.

So if you're visiting Japan this autumn, then try and get down to see one of these rugby matches!

Here are all the group game fixture dates in September and October 2019:

2019 Rugby World Cup Group A Fixtures

20 September 2019JapanvRussiaTokyo Stadium, Chōfu
22 September 2019IrelandvScotlandInternational Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
24 September 2019RussiavSamoaKumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya
28 September 2019JapanvIrelandShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi
30 September 2019ScotlandvSamoaKobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe
3 October 2019IrelandvRussiaKobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe
5 October 2019JapanvSamoaCity of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
9 October 2019ScotlandvRussiaShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi
12 October 2019IrelandvSamoaFukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka
13 October 2019JapanvScotlandInternational Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

2019 Rugby World Cup Group B Fixtures

21 September 2019New ZealandvSouth AfricaInternational Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
22 September 2019ItalyvNamibiaHanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka
26 September 2019ItalyvCanadaFukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka
28 September 2019South AfricavNamibiaCity of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
2 October 2019New ZealandvCanadaOita Stadium, Ōita
4 October 2019South AfricavItalyShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi
6 October 2019New ZealandvNamibiaTokyo Stadium, Chōfu
8 October 2019South AfricavCanadaKobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe
12 October 2019New ZealandvItalyCity of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
13 October 2019NamibiavCanadaKamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi

2019 Rugby World Cup Group C Fixtures

21 September 2019FrancevArgentinaTokyo Stadium, Chōfu
22 September 2019EnglandvTongaSapporo Dome, Sapporo
26 September 2019EnglandvUnited StatesKobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe
28 September 2019ArgentinavTongaHanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka
2 October 2019FrancevUnited StatesFukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka
5 October 2019EnglandvArgentinaTokyo Stadium, Chōfu
6 October 2019FrancevTongaKumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto
9 October 2019ArgentinavUnited StatesKumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya
12 October 2019EnglandvFranceInternational Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
13 October 2019United StatesvTongaHanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka

2019 Rugby World Cup Group D Fixtures

21 September 2019AustraliavFijiSapporo Dome, Sapporo
23 September 2019WalesvGeorgiaCity of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
25 September 2019FijivUruguayKamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi
29 September 2019GeorgiavUruguayKumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya
29 September 2019AustraliavWalesTokyo Stadium, Chōfu
3 October 2019GeorgiavFijiHanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka
5 October 2019AustraliavUruguayOita Stadium, Ōita
9 October 2019WalesvFijiOita Stadium, Ōita
11 October 2019AustraliavGeorgiaShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi
13 October 2019WalesvUruguayKumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto

Finals

The 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter finals fixtures are:

19 October 2019 - Oita Stadium, Ōita

19 October 2019 - Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu

20 October 2019 - Oita Stadium, Ōita

20 October 2019 - Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu

The 2019 Rugby World Cup semi finals fixtures are:

26 October 2019 - International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

27 October 2019 - International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

The 2019 Rugby World Cup finals is held on 2 November 2019 at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama.