France VS Argentina Rugby World Cup, Live Stream Start Time

France VS Argentina LIve Rugby World Cup 2019: France v Argentina – How to watch, live streaming, kick-off time, starting lineups
20 Sep, 2019 11:40pm 5 minutes to read
Play VideoVideo will play in
Play now Don’t auto play
Never auto playJoin host Alex Chapman with special guests Buck Shelford, Leon MacDonald & Michaela Blyde as they present the latest RWC news and preview the epic All Blacks v South Africa encounter. VIDEO/AP/Mark Mitchell
NZ Herald
All you need to know ahead of…

France v Argentina
France coach Jacques Brunel has favoured youth by picking Romain Ntamack at first-five and Grégory Alldritt at No 8 to face Argentina in the Rugby World Cup Pool C opener on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Ntamack, the son of former France winger Émile Ntamack, has made only eight test appearances. Despite that, he was selected over the more experienced Camille Lopez to combine in the halves with Antoine Dupont.

Brunel made another crucial pick at the back of the scrum in preferring Alldritt — who has three tries in seven test appearances — to veteran Louis Picamoles, who is appearing in his third World Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

Advertise with NZME.
Play VideoUse the NZ Herald’s My All Blacks Ratings app to have your say during the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Maxime Médard starts at fullback ahead of Thomas Ramos, who was selected among the reserves with Lopez and Picamoles. With Wesley Fofana injured, former rugby sevens winger Virimi Vakatawa will start at center alongside Gaël Fickou.

Rabah Slimani and Jefferson Poirot will start in the front row, as expected, on either side of hooker and captain Guilhem Guirado.

Both teams have points to prove, in a tough Pool C which also contains 2003 champion England, Tonga and the United States.

Coached by former standout hooker Mario Ledesma, two-time semifinalist Argentina has to stop a losing streak reaching 10 straight games since winning in Australia in last year’s Rugby Championship.

The Pumas came close to beating New Zealand for the first time and narrowly lost to Australia in the same tournament this season.

Three-time runner-up France has been on a downward slope after years of mediocrity, punctuated by a home loss to Fiji, a walloping 44-8 defeat away to England and one top-three finish in the Six Nations since losing the World Cup final in 2011.

Australia VS Fiji Rugby World Cup, Live Stream Start Time

Australia v Fiji Live: Teams, kick-off time, predictions, live stream as Australia play Fiji at the Rugby World Cup

Paul Cully
10:14, Sep 20 2019
Facebook
Twitter
Reddit
Email

The Wallabies take on Fiji in a crucial Pool D clash to start their respective Rugby World Cup campaigns in Japan.

The contest in Sapporo will be a repeat of their pool-stage encounter at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, when the Wallabies won 28-13 in Cardiff.

PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Australia v Fiji

The Wallabies went on to make the final of the 2015 tournament, where they lost to the All Blacks, but have suffered some very lean years under coach Michael Cheika.

Fiji appear to have made great strides under Kiwi-born coach John McKee and will be out to spring a surprise after recording a statement 21-14 win against France in Paris last November.

READ MORE:

  • The World Cup beginner’s guide
  • Download Stuff’s RWC wallchart
  • Meet the 31 ABs chasing history
  • RWC match schedule and pools
  • How to watch Rugby World Cup

South Africa VS New Zealand Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

South Africa VS New Zealand Live South Africa vs New Zealand RUGBY Live Stream
All Blacks vs Springboks
alcohol
hardware
adventure
food
advertising

RUGBY-TV
Jithu Hasan YES @ South Africa vs New Zealand RUGBY Live Stream
South Africa vs New Zealand RUGBY Live Stream is on Wefunder Inc. They are not conducting a Regulation Crowdfunding campaign. You can follow them and get notified of their progress.

ABOUTUPDATES0GRAPEVINE0ASK A QUESTION0
Why you may want to support us…
1 South Africa vs New Zealand RUGBY Live Stream
2 South Africa vs New Zealand RUGBY Live Stream
3 South Africa vs New Zealand RUGBY Live Stream
4 $0 raised from prior investors
5 $0 lifetime revenue
6 0 users and customers
The founder
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Jithu Hasan
YES
South Africa vs New Zealand RUGBY Live Stream
South Africa vs New Zealand RUGBY Live Stream
New Zealand vs South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2019: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

Save

New Zealand vs South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2019: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

Beauden Barrett’s starting position remains unclear ahead of the All Black’s World Cup opener CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

Jake Goodwill

20 SEPTEMBER 2019 • 6:25PM

Follow

What is it?

New Zealand vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup. New Zealand’s attempt to win a third successive World Cup begins against a Springbok side on the rise. Other teams in pool B include Canada, Italy and Namibia.

When is it?

Saturday, September 21 (tomorrow). It will be played in Yokohama at the International Stadium Yokohama.

What time is kick-off?

Kick-off for this game is at 10.45am BST, 6.45pm in Japan.

What TV channel is it on?

This one will be broadcast on ITV, with the replays and a live stream available on the ITV Hub. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport.

What is the latest squad news?

New Zealand

New Zealand’s head coach Steve Hansen faces a selection dilemma over whether to start Beauden Barrett at fly-half or full-back for their tournament opener. Richie Mo’unga has been filling the number 10 shirt in recent matches with mixed results.

Last week, Luke Jacobson was replaced in the 31-man squad by Shannon Frizell as Jacobson was suffering from delayed concussion symptoms. Brodie Rettalick is expected to miss the match after suffering a shoulder injury during their Rugby Championship fixture against South Africa. Patrick Tuipulotu is the front runner to start alongside Sam Whitelock in the second-row.

South Africa

South Africa have emerged as contenders over the course of the last year which has seen an upsurge in form under head coach Rassie Erasmus. Scrum-half Faf de Klerk is expected to be one of the stars of the tournament, as is the evasive winger Cheslin Kolbe.

Trevor Nyakane is fit enough to take his place on the bench meaning the Springboks are at full-strength for the All Blacks clash. Franco Mostert gets the nod to start at lock alongside Eben Etzebeth while Makazole Mapimpi starts on the wing alongside Kolbe.

What is their head-to-head record?

New Zealand have won 58 of the 98 matches between the two sides. The last three fixtures between the teams have resulted in one win per side and a draw, with an identical aggregate score across the three games.

What are they saying?

South Africa’s Rassie Erasmus:

“We’ve found some consistency and some momentum in a number of ways this season and one of them is in selection,” Erasmus said.

“We have 31 players in the squad, any of whom I would be happy to select … but this is a line-up that has worked well as a starting combination and one with real momentum to come from the bench.

“We’re continuing to develop and new players are always pushing a claim but we’ve prepared well and we’re looking forward to what will be another extremely close match.”

What are the betting odds?

New Zealand to win: 4/9

Draw: 25/1

South Africa to win: 2/1

Read our guide on betting tips and latest odds.

What is our prediction?

A close game that could well be repeated in the World Cup Final. New Zealand to edge it.

Predicted Score: New Zealand 21 South Africa 18

Read our expert’s predictions for the tournament.

Investor Q&A
What does your company do?
rugby
Where will your company be in 5 years?
2019
Why did you choose this idea?
Why is this a good idea, right now? What changed in the world? Why wasn’t this done a few years ago?
What is your proudest accomplishment?
How far along are you? What’s your biggest obstacle?
Who are your competitors? Who is the biggest threat?
What do you understand that your competitors don’t?
How will you make money?
What are the biggest risks? If you fail, what would be the reason? What has to go right for you to succeed?
What do you need the most help with?
What would you do with the money you raise?

Fiji VS Australia Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

Fiji VS Australia Live Rugby Live Stream: How to Watch Online in USA
Share on Facebook
Share on Flipboard
Share via E-mailMore share options
Views
0 Shares
By Bryan Brandom
Updated Sep 20, 2019 at 8:45pm
Australia vs Fiji Live Stream
Getty
Australia and Fiji will face off in each team’s 2019 Rugby World Cup opener on Saturday at the Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Japan.

In the United States, the match will start early Saturday morning/late Friday night (12:45 a.m. ET/9:45 p.m. PT) and will be televised on NBC Sports Network. If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of Australia vs Fiji in the US:

FuboTV

NBC Sports Network is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.

You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Australia vs Fiji on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the match on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.

Hulu With Live TV

NBC Sports Network is one of 60-plus live TV channels included with Hulu With Live TV, which also comes with Hulu’s huge on-demand streaming TV and movie library.

You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Australia vs Fiji on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.

Sling TV

NBC Sports Network is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle, which comes with 40-plus live TV channels.

You can start a free seven-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Australia vs Fiji on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.

If you can’t watch live, cloud DVR is available as an add-on.

Australia vs Fiji Preview
The Wallabies are in search of their third World Cup title and their second since 2007.

Head coach Michael Cheika elected to start the experienced flanker combination of captain Michael Hooper and David Pocock in the squad’s tournament debut.

Hooper and Pocock have started together 24 times. The decision sends blindside flanker Lukhan Salakaia-Loto — who hasn’t missed a minute of Australian test action this year — to the bench.

“For the first game of the World Cup, I went for a little bit more experience, to be honest,” Cheika said, according to The Guardian. “They’ve done this before, the two boys playing together. We’ve worked on the possibility of this kind of combination for the last couple of weeks and they’ve been working well together.”

Wallabies replacement back Matt To’omua said his side will have to limit Fiji’s one-on-one opportunities.

“You have got guys like [Semi] Radradra on the wing, [Josua] Tuisova as well. These guys are powerful men but can also step you as well — a dual or triple threat,” To’omua said, according to the Rugby World Cup website. “We have got to hunt in packs — it is probably our best chance at eliminating their opportunities. Any time you get one of them one-on-one you might be struggling a little bit.”

He added: “Individual names wise, they are very strong in the backline but even [Leone] Nakarawa in the second row who I have come up against in Europe is a phenomenal player. One of the best in the world in my opinion.”

These sides met at the World Cup four years ago, when Australia dealt the Flying Fijians a 28-13 defeat.

Their prior World Cup meeting was even more lopsided: a 55-12 Wallabies victory in 2007. Fiji matched their best finish at a World Cup that year, reaching the quarter-finals.

“We know Australia are a very good team and present a big challenge for us but, because of our preparation, I know our team is mentally and physically ready for that challenge,” Fiji head coach John McKee said, per the Rugby World Cup website.

Pocock to Retire
Earlier this month, the 31-year-old Pocock announced he’d retire from test rugby at the conclusion of the World Cup.

“I feel like it’s time to move onto other things and contribute in other areas,” he said, according to The Associated Press.

He added: “On a personal note you reflect on the time you’ve had in a Wallabies jersey, what you’ve tried to add, the legacy you hope you’ll leave and then just the opportunity to play in front of family and friends one last time.”

Argentina VS France Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

Argentina VS France Live How to watch France vs. Argentina live for free (Rugby World Cup 2019)
Want to live stream the France vs. Argentina match online for free? Below, we’ll show you how to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 from abroad with a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
IAN GARLANDSTREAMING, KODI AND VPN EXPERT
@IanGarland_ September 20, 2019
How to watch France vs. Argentina online for free
This year’s Rugby World Cup is being held in Tokyo, so international fans have been getting used to games airing early in the morning. If you want to watch France vs. Argentina, it will be broadcast live at 2:45 AM EST (11:45 AM PST / 7:45 AM BST) on Sept 21st, although most of the platforms showing the match will also allow you to watch on-demand later if you’d prefer. Read on to find out how to live stream the France vs. Argentina match for free, from abroad.

It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. Unfortunately, there are almost always unlicensed streams of major sporting events like the Rugby World Cup. That said, we advise against using them; the video quality is often very low, and streams tend to lag excessively. Further, third-party streams can be taken offline at any time for violating copyright. You can easily watch France vs. Argentina online for free anyway, so there’s no advantage to using shady, unauthorized streams.

This fixture will only be shown on region-locked streaming services. This means that if there’s no official broadcaster in your country, you’ll need a VPN to watch.

How to watch France vs. Argentina live abroad with a VPN
Don’t worry; even if you’ve never used a VPN before, unblocking geo-restricted content is easy. Just follow the steps below to stream the France vs. Argentina match from anywhere for free.

Here’s how to watch France vs. Argentina live from anywhere:

First of all, sign up for a high-quality VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN although NordVPN and CyberGhost are both excellent, low-cost alternatives.
Next, download the appropriate version of the app for your device, install it, and log in.
Connect to one of your VPN’s British servers (ideally in a large city like London or Manchester).
Create a free ITV Hub account. You’ll be asked to enter a postal code but there’s no verification in place and as such, any valid postal code will be accepted.
Finally, try playing a video on ITV Hub. Most of the time, it will play immediately. If not, clear your browser’s cookies and cache, then reload the page.
The France vs. Argentina Rugby World Cup match will be broadcast live, so it’s vital you make sure your VPN works ahead of time. This way, you’ll still have time to get help from your VPN’s customer support team should anything go wrong.

How to watch France vs. Argentina for free on UK TV
British flag – union jackBritish flag – union jack – UK

This game, like every other Rugby World Cup fixture, will be broadcast live on ITV. As such, you can watch France vs. Argentina for free, either on traditional TV or online using ITV Hub. Don’t feel like getting up in the early hours of the morning? No problem; this match will be available on-demand for 30 days after it airs.

ITV Hub is completely free to use but UK law requires you to have a TV license if you want to watch anything online at the same time that it’s shown on TV. That said, this service doesn’t actually check whether you have a license, instead relying on an honor system.

This platform is region-locked and only available in the UK. You can still access it from abroad by connecting to a British VPN server, though. Still don’t have a VPN? ExpressVPN comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee; if you’re unsatisfied, just cancel during this time to claim a full refund.

Where else can I live stream the France vs. Argentina game online?
The Rugby World Cup is airing in over 30 countries, so it should be fairly simple for you to find a suitable local source. Take a look below to see which networks are showing the France vs. Argentina game where you are:

USA
USA flag

NBC is the only network showing Rugby World Cup matches in the US. You can watch some of these online for free if your cable TV package includes NBC channels, but unfortunately, the France vs. Argentina game is only available to NBC Sports Gold subscribers.

Individual game passes cost $29.99 USD, which is extortionate and likely a ploy to get you to pay for the $199.99 Rugby World Cup Pass. This is particularly problematic given that the same content is being broadcast for free in other countries.

NBC Sports Gold is only available in the US. As such, you’ll need a VPN to use this platform from abroad.

France
flag_of_France

French fans have it easy: TF1 will show every 2019 Rugby World Cup fixture online for free. You’ll have to create an account to watch but this only takes a second and just requires you to enter the usual personal information (name, date of birth, and so on).

It’s worth noting that this platform broadcasts exclusively in French and doesn’t allow you to use subtitles. Further, as it’s geo-restricted, you’ll have to either be in France or connected to a French VPN server before you can watch anything.

Argentina
Flag_of_Argentina Argentinian

Argentinians (and in fact, fans all across Latin America) can stream France vs. Argentina live, with Spanish commentary, on ESPN. You’ll have to sign in with your cable TV provider details, though, since currently, there’s no option to purchase an online-only subscription.

ESPN Deportes is geo-restricted, and you’ll have to be in a Latin American country to use it. However, if you’re currently abroad, you can use the service as normal by connecting to a VPN server in your home country.

Canada
Canadian flag

TSN will broadcast every 2019 Rugby World Cup fixture (including France vs. Argentina) live in Canada. If you already get TSN channels as part of your cable subscription, you can simply sign in and watch at no added cost.

Otherwise, you’ll have to purchase a digital pass; daily passes cost $4.99 CAD each while a monthly pass is $19.99 CAD. This service doesn’t include any trial period. Your payment method has to be linked to a Canadian address, so it’s near-impossible to sign up if you don’t usually live in Canada.

TSN is region-locked but if you connect to a Canadian VPN server, you can use it from abroad without any issues.

Other locations
Didn’t see your country above? Don’t worry: with official Rugby World Cup broadcasters in dozens of countries, there’s still a good chance you’ll be able to watch. Even if your region doesn’t have full coverage, matches including your national team are often broadcast on free-to-watch channels.

2019 Rugby World Cup: France vs. Argentina predictions
France has a considerable historical advantage here. It has reached the Rugby World Cup finals three times, whereas Argentina’s best position was 3rd. Further, France has won 36 of the 51 matches these two teams have played against one another, giving it a win rate of 70 percent.

That said, although the French national squad is the favorite for this match, it could go either way. Argentina might have lost its last four matches, but it was only by a handful of points each time, and these matches were against far more fearsome opponents, including the world’s second-ranked team, New Zealand.

See also: How to watch the Rugby World Cup online

PRIVACY ALERT: Websites you visit can find out who you are
The following information is available to any site you visit:

IP
Your IP Address:
173.199.120.251

Location
Your Location:
Township of Piscataway, NJ

WIFI
Your Internet Provider:
Choopa

This information can be used to target ads and monitor your internet usage.

Using a VPN will hide these details and protect your privacy.

We recommend using ExpressVPN – #1 of 84 VPNs in our tests. It offers outstanding privacy features and is currently available with three months extra free.

New Zealand VS South Africa Live’ Stream” RWC 2019, TV Coverage

New Zealand VS South Africa Live New Zealand v South Africa: five key duels
19 September 2019 | 21:48
Springboks © Getty Images
Defending champions New Zealand take on South Africa in their opening Pool B match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Saturday.

Let’s look at five key battles of the blockbuster showdown that will likely determine the pool winner:

SAVEA V KOLISI

Ardie Savea is currently touted as the world’s best back-row forward. The 25-year-old Kiwi and brother of winger Julian – the highest try scorer at the 2015 World Cup and now playing for Toulon in France – is dynamic in the loose, uncompromising in defence and avoids over-committing at ruck time.

Standing 1.87 (6 foot 2), Savea is one of the smaller All Black blindsides in recent years, but his destructive running meant he was too good to be left out and he is seen as the perfect foil for openside Sam Cane and No 8 Kieran Read.

But he will face a stern challenge from South Africa’s first-ever black captain Siya Kolisi.

The talismanic Stormers flanker has been a key part of the Rassie Erasmus-led turnaround of the national team and stands out as a more than able ball-carrier in an abrasive Bok forward pack.

BARRETT/MO’UNGA V LE ROUX/POLLARD

Beauden Barrett, a former two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, has been moved to full-back by head coach Steve Hansen to accommodate Richie Mo’unga in the number 10 shirt.

It doesn’t seem to have hindered him, with Barrett’s talent and speed in open play, especially on the counter attack, marking him out as one of the world’s most dangerous players with ball in hand.

The flexible Barrett has said he is equally happy to play at 10 or 15.

On the Springbok side, full-back Willie Le Roux is also a devastating open-field runner and capable under the high ball, while Handre Pollard is an out-and-out fly-half, armed with a booming kick that will test Barrett to the max.

READ V VERMEULEN

All Black No 8 Kieran Read is a veteran of 122 tests and has taken on the captaincy seamlessly since the retirement of backrow partner in crime Richie McCaw. A lot of the work Read does is not flashy, but devastatingly effective.

His Bok opponent is the also uncomprising Duane Vermeulen, a much-travelled forward who is a damaging runner in the loose and like most good Bok forwards, adept at the breakdown.

Read appears to be relishing the match-up. “He’s a top bloke, very aggressive, a big man who loves to carry and tackle hard. I enjoy that challenge,” Read says of Vermeulen.

SMITH V DE KLERK

The battle of the chirpy scrum-halves pits Aaron Smith in black against Faf de Klerk in green and gold.

Smith is a veteran of 87 tests for the All Blacks, proving a crucial link between the pack and backs.

De Klerk has thrived since joining English Premiership club Sale, honing his kicking game and decision-making. “The challenge for me is to put them under pressure… and from a tactical side, kick well and get some quick ball,” says De Klerk.

WHITELOCK V ETZEBETH

Bok lock Eben Etzebeth touched down in Japan under the shadow of an alleged assault and racial abuse of a homeless man in South Africa. The star enforcer, who has taken on the mantle left by greats Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield, denies the charges – with the investigation still ongoing – and will be looking to put the focus back on his on-field performance.

He will come up against Sam Whitelock, with All Black Brodie Retallick missing the game through injury. Whitelock, seeking to become a three-time winner alongside Sonny Bill Williams and Read, is a canny operator, a good go-to ball carrier who does a lot of the unseen clearing out work.

“It’s one of those test matches that every kid growing up wants to play,” says Whitelock.

“Having that opportunity to play South Africa at a World Cup in the opening game is pretty cool.”

France VS Argentina Live’ Stream” RWC 2019, TV Coverage

France VS Argentina Live ,France Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures: squad, match dates and latest team news
Save
France Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures: squad, match dates and latest team news
France training for the Rugby World Cup at the Fuji Hokuroku Park in Fujiyoshida CREDIT: AFP

Telegraph Sport
20 SEPTEMBER 2019 • 2:49PM
Follow
When does the 2019 Rugby World Cup start?
The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicked off today, as nations from all across the globe compete for the Webb Ellis Cup.

Who is in France’s World Cup squad?

What date is France’s opening match?
It is against Argentina on Saturday, September 21, at 8.15am BST.

Who is in France’s group?

What are France’s full RWC fixtures?
MATCH ONE

France vs Argentina… Tokyo Stadium… Saturday, September 21… 8.15am BST… (ITV)

MATCH TWO

France vs USA… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… Wednesday, October 2… 8.45am BST… (ITV 4)

MATCH THREE

France vs Tonga… Kumamoto Stadium… Sunday, October 6… 8.45am BST… (ITV)

MATCH FOUR

England vs France… International Stadium Yokohama… Saturday, October 12… 9.15am BST… (ITV)

When are the knockout rounds?
The quarter-finals are on October 19-20.

The semi-finals are on October 26-27.

The Bronze Final is on November 1.

The Final is on November 2.

What is the latest France team news?
Veteran No 8 Louis Picamoles was included in France’s Rugby World Cup squad while tough-tackling lock Felix Lambey was left out by coach Jacques Brunel.

The 33-year-old Picamoles was uncertain of getting the nod for his third World Cup, after some below-par performances in the Six Nations, but Brunel judged his 79 international caps to be of value.

He will compete for a starting place in Japan with Gregory Alldritt, who is less physical but brings much greater mobility and a genuine try-scoring threat.

Two players initially named among the reserves, the speedy prop Cyril Baille and flanker Charles Ollivon, impressed Brunel in recent friendly matches and made a 31-man squad which has a 17-14 split between forwards and backs.

Versatile fly-half Anthony Belleau was involved during the Six Nations but missed out this time.

Instead, Brunel went for the highly-promising Romain Ntamack alongside Camille Lopez, whose international career under Brunel appeared to be over after he criticised team strategy and decision-making following a 44-8 Six Nations defeat away to England in February.

The 20-year-old Ntamack made a good impression for France at the Six Nations, despite difficult circumstances and a chronic lack of a running game in the side. He now joins his father – the former winger Emile Ntamack – in playing at the World Cup.

Ntamack is likely to share kicking duties with Lopez, with both having taken penalties for France before.

Veteran Maxime Medard is vying for the starting position at full-back with Thomas Ramos, while Fiji-born Clermont winger Alivereti Raka contests a starting berth with the pacey Yoann Huget and Damian Penaud.

Australia VS Fiji Live’ Stream” RWC 2019, TV Coverage

Australia vs Fiji live stream, TV guide: How to watch the Wallabies at the Rugby World Cup online or on TV

The Roar
2 hours ago
A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size
0
Join the conversation

Advertisement
Write for The Roar
Anyone can contribute to The Roar and have their work featured alongside some of Australia’s most prominent sports journalists.

Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign will kick-off on Saturday afternoon in Japan as they take on Fiji in what could prove to be an important encounter for both sides. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match online, or watching it on TV in Australia.
Kick-off in the match is scheduled for 2:45pm (AEST) on Saturday, September 21, with it to be played at the Sapporo Dome.

While Pool D at the World Cup is expected to be decided by the Wallabies and Wales, any slip up beforehand could have either side in a battle to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament, so it still shapes as a must-win battle for the Wallabies, who will also look to prepare for the battle with Wales in their second clash at the tournament.

Facebook
Twitter
Reddit
Email
Share
Fiji, on the other hand, will need to cause an upset somewhere along the line, and doing it against an inconsistent Wallabies in their first match, could prove the best chance of doing so.

How to watch the Wallabies vs Fiji on TV

You’ll be able to watch the Wallabies match on TV in Australia through two different methods, with both Foxtel and free to air TV holding the rights to the match.

To watch the Wallabies and every single match at the World Cup without ads, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package of channels to catch the coverage on Fox Sports.

They will broadcast the match on Channel 503, with coverage commencing at 2pm (AEST).

Channel Ten are the broadcaster of Wallabies games at the World Cup on free to air TV. Their coverage can be found on Channel 10 (Channel 110 if watching through Foxtel) from 2pm (AEST).

Advertisement
How to live stream the Wallabies vs Fiji online
If you’d prefer to live stream the Wallabies’ opening game of the Rugby World Cup, you’ll be able to through a number of methods.

The best of those is Kayo Sports, with which you’ll be able to live stream every game of the Rugby World Cup for $25 per month.

You can also use the Foxtel App or Foxtel Now to stream the coverage of Fox Sports online. Note here that you should use the App if you already have a TV subscription as it’s included in your package.

Otherwise, you’ll also be able to pick up Channel Ten’s coverage of the match in a live stream through TenPlay.

Here at The Roar, you’ll be able to follow the Wallabies’ opening Rugby World Cup match with our live scores, blog and highlights of all the action from 2:30pm (AEST), as well all the best post-match analysis, player ratings and wash-up following fulltime.

RWC 2019 Live Stream

RWC 2019 Live Stream The biggest event in the rugby calendar is coming to a new
destination: Japan. Yes, from September 20 to November 2, we’ll watch
the top teams (including past champs New Zealand, South Africa,
Australia and England) collide for the right to take home the coveted
Webb Ellis Cup. Here’s how to live stream the Rugby World Cup online!

Japan’s
team, the Brave Blossoms, start the tourney in Pool A, with Ireland,
Russia, Samoa and Scotland, which isn’t the most imposing bunch (lacking
any previous champ). Maybe the combination of that batch of opponents
and the will of their home team fans will give them a chance. 

Streaming
options vary greatly, based on where you are, and cost a lot in the
U.S.. Even Aussies, though, will need to pay extra for the Rugby World
Cup Pass. Here’s our guide to watching the 2019 Rugby World Cup online.

How to live stream the Rugby World Cup 2019 from anywhere in the world with a VPN

Anyone,
anywhere, can watch the Rugby World Cup, on the service they’re already
using at home. A virtual private network (aka VPN) is the tool you’ll
use to dodge any geo restrictions that may try and block your way. 

Once you’ve got a VPN, and we’ve got our picks on the best ones, you can make it seem as if your computer is back home, or anywhere else. This way you can use the legal service that you’re used to, and stop cycling through illegal streams from Periscope, Reddit and wherever else you’re pulling them from.

What’s the format of the Rugby World Cup 2019?

20
teams begin the tournament, and they’re broken up between 4 pools (of 5
teams each). Pool play consists of round-robin style matches, with each
team playing one of the other teams in its pool once. 

After
those 10 games in each pool, the two teams with the top records from
each pool will compete in quarter finals, where you’ve only got one shot
to make it through.  

How to live stream the Rugby World Cup 2019 in the U.S.

In America, you’re gonna need some gold to consume the action taking in Japan: NBC Sports Gold
that is. Pricing starts at $29.99 for live (and on-demand) streams for
single matches. Most, though, will want to spend at least $199 for the
Rugby World Cup Pass, as it includes all 48 matches (both live and
on-demand). 

A less comprehensive option will just be subscribing to a streaming service that offers NBC Sports. The top options include PlayStation Vue (our favorite overall), Hulu with Live TV (good for exclusive original shows) and fuboTV (all the sports you can get, minus ESPN).

True
rugby obsessives probably already have the $229 All-Access Premium
Rugby Pass. That extra $30 gets you season-long access to the 2019-20
Rugby Pass (with a metric ton of other matches, including the Six
Nations Championship, EPCR, Premiership Rugby League).

How to live stream the Rugby World Cup 2019 in the U.K.

Get
a load of this: folks in the U.K. get to live stream the Rugby World
Cup for free. That’s because it’s an ITV exclusive over there, and that
service has no price attached. The majority of matches taking place on
ITV proper, and 10 of the 48 going to ITV 4. The breakdown of which
games are on which channels can be found in our schedule.

How to live stream the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Australia

Aussies
get a slightly less impressive package: Wallabies supporters will get
to watch all of their team’s games — plus a pair of quarter finals
games, the semis and the final — for free, on Channel 10 (and via the 10
Play app).

The Fox Sports cable channel (which ain’t free) will offer all the games. Alternatively, you can watch the Rugby World Cup from Kayo Sports, which also offers cricket, football and the NBA. It costs $25 per month for two simultaneous streams, and its Kayo Sports Premium Package is $35 per month for 3 streams.

How to live stream the Rugby World Cup 2019 in New Zealand

Coverage
starts at TVNZ, which screens 1/4 of the matches free in New Zealand.
Further, you’ll see delayed coverage for All Blacks’ pool matches and
the quarter final. Live coverage of the semis and the final are
included.

Spark Sport, however, is live streaming all of the
matches as it owns the rights to the tournament. That means you need to
buy their Rugby World Cup Pass — and that you’ll need a 15MBps
connection to view high-def content. That Pass isn’t cheap, costing $89
for access between September 20 and November 2, with individual matches
costing $24.99.

How to live stream the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Canada

Canada’s
TSN is the exclusive streaming service of the Rugby World Cup 2019 for
that region. This means Canadians need to access their TV, a web browser
or the TSN app on iOS or Google Play.

What’s the schedule for the Rugby World Cup fixtures?

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

Friday, Sept. 20: Japan vs Russia @ 6:45 a.m. Eastern | 3:45 a.m. Pacific | 11:45 a.m. BST (ITV)

Sunday, Sept. 22: Ireland vs Scotland @ 3:45 a.m. Eastern | 12:45 a.m. Pacific | 8:45 a.m. BST (ITV)

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Russia vs Samoa @ 5:15 a.m. Eastern | 2:15 a.m. Pacific | 11:15 a.m. BST (ITV 4)

Saturday, Sept. 28: Japan vs Ireland @ 3:15 a.m. Eastern | 12:15 a.m. Pacific | 8:15 a.m. BST (ITV)

Monday, Sept. 30: Scotland vs Samoa @ 6:15 a.m. Eastern | 3:15 a.m. Pacific | 11:15 a.m. BST (ITV)

Thursday, Oct. 3: Ireland vs Russia @ 6:15 a.m. Eastern | 3:15 a.m. Pacific | 11:15 a.m. BST (ITV)

Saturday, Oct. 5: Japan vs Samoa @ 6:30 a.m. Eastern | 3:30 a.m. Pacific | 11:30 a.m. BST (ITV)

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Scotland vs Russia @ 3:15 a.m. Eastern | 12:15 a.m. Pacific | 8:15 a.m. BST (ITV)

Saturday, Oct. 12: Ireland vs Samoa @ 6:45 a.m. Eastern | 3:45 a.m. Pacific | 11:45 a.m. BST (ITV)

Sunday, Oct. 13: Japan vs Scotland @ 6:45 a.m. Eastern | 3:45 a.m. Pacific | 11:45 a.m. BST (ITV)

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

Saturday, Sept. 21: New Zealand vs South Africa @ 5:45 a.m. Eastern | 2:45 a.m. Pacific | 10:45 a.m.BST (ITV)

Sunday, September 22: Italy vs Namibia @ 1:15 a.m. Eastern | 10:45 p.m. Pacific Saturday | 6:15 a.m. BST (ITV)

Thursday, September 26: Italy vs Canada @ 3:45 a.m. Eastern | 12:45 a.m. Pacific | 8:45 a.m. BST (ITV 4)

Saturday, September 28: South Africa vs Namibia @ 5:45 a.m. Eastern | 2:45 a.m. Pacific | 10:45 a.m. BST (ITV)

Wednesday, October 2: New Zealand vs Canada @ 6:15 a.m. Eastern | 3:15 a.m. Pacific | 11:15 a.m. BST (ITV 4)

Friday, October 4: South Africa vs Italy @ 5:45 a.m. Eastern | 2:45 a.m. Pacific | 10:45 a.m. BST (ITV 4)

Sunday, October 6: New Zealand vs Namibia @ 12:45 a.m. Eastern | 9:45 p.m. Pacific Saturday | 5:45 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Tuesday, October 8: South Africa vs Canada @ 6:15 a.m. Eastern | 3:15 a.m. Pacific | 11:15 a.m. BST  (ITV 4)

Saturday, October 12: New Zealand vs Italy @ 12:45 a.m. Eastern | 9:45 p.m. Pacific Friday | 5.45 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Sunday, October 13: Namibia vs Canada @ 11:15 p.m. Eastern Saturday | 9:15 p.m. Pacific Saturday | 4:15 a.m. BST  (ITV)

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

Saturday, September 21: France vs Argentina @ 3:15 a.m. Eastern | 12:15 a.m. Pacific | 8.15 a.m. BST (ITV)

Sunday, September 22: England vs Tonga @ 6:15 a.m. Eastern | 3:15 a.m. Pacific | 11.15 a.m. BST (ITV)

Thursday, September 26: England vs USA @ 6:45 a.m. Eastern | 3:45 a.m. Pacific |  11.45 a.m. BST (ITV)

Saturday, September 28: Argentina vs Tonga @ 12:45 a.m. Eastern | 9:45 p.m. Pacific Friday | 5:45 a.m. BST (ITV)

Wednesday, October 2: France vs USA @ 3:45 a.m. Eastern | 12:45 a.m. Pacific | 8:45 a.m. BST (ITV 4)

Saturday, October 5: England vs Argentina @ 4 a.m. Eastern | 1 a.m. Pacific | 9 a.m. BST (ITV)

Sunday, October 6: France vs Tonga @ 3:45 a.m. Eastern | 12:45 a.m. Pacific | 8:45 a.m. BST (ITV)

Wednesday, October 9: Argentina vs USA @ 12:45 a.m. Eastern | 9:45 p.m. Pacific Tuesday | 5:45 a.m. BST (ITV 4)

Saturday, October 12: England vs France @ 4:15 a.m. Eastern | 1:15 a.m. Pacific | 9.15 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Sunday, October 13: USA vs Tonga @ 1:15 a.m. Eastern 6.45 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Pool D Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Uruguay and Wales

Saturday, September 21: Australia vs Fiji @ 12:45 a.m. Eastern | 9:45 p.m. Pacific Friday | 5:45 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Monday, September 23: Wales vs Georgia @ 6:15 a.m. Eastern | 3:15 a.m. Pacific | 11:15 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Wednesday, September 25: Fiji vs Uruguay @ 1:15 a.m. Eastern | 10:45 p.m. Pacific Tuesday | 6:15 a.m. BST  (ITV 4)

Sunday, September 29: Georgia vs Uruguay @ 1:15 a.m. Eastern | 10:45 p.m. Pacific Saturday | 6:15 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Sunday, September 29: Australia vs Wales @ 3:45 a.m. Eastern | 12:45 a.m. Pacific | 8:45 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Thursday, October 3: Georgia vs Fiji @ 1:15 a.m. Eastern | 10:45 p.m. Pacific Wednesday | 6:15 a.m. BST BST  (ITV 4)

Saturday, October 5: Australia vs Uruguay @ 1:15 a.m. Eastern | 10:45 p.m. Pacific Friday | 6:15 a.m. BST (ITV)

Wednesday, October 9: Wales vs Fiji @ 5:45 a.m. Eastern | 2:45 a.m. Pacific | 10:45 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Friday, October 11: Australia vs Georgia @ 5:15 a.m. Eastern | 2:15 a.m. Pacific | 11:15 a.m. BST  (ITV 4)

Sunday, October 13: Wales vs Uruguay @ 4:15 a.m. Eastern | 1:15 a.m. Pacific | 9.15 a.m. BST  (ITV)

Quarter-Finals: October 19-20

Semi-Finals: October 26-27

Bronze Final: November 1

The Final: November 2

Rugby World Cup Live

Rugby World Cup 2019 Live Stream Fixtures “RWC” Game in Japan from 20th September 2019. This will be the first tournament and is to be held in Asia, the first-time successive tournaments and outside the traditional heartland of rugby union.

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will kick off today (Friday, September 20)
at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo when hosts Japan will take on
Russia. The tournament is set to end with the final on November 2 at the
Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a full 2019 Rugby World Cup FAQ.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of tipsters are split between New
Zealand, their neighbours Australia, and South Africa as to who will win
the tournament.

Nevertheless, the balance of power in the rugby world has shifted
towards the northern hemisphere in recent years, with Wales, Ireland,
and England all having been in and around the world number one ranking
position, and Scotland not too far behind.

Or is this the year that one of the less fashionable nations step up
and show what they can do? We all know how dangerous Argentina are, but
what of Fiji, Georgia and the hosts themselves?

If you want to know where you’ll be able to watch every single match,
we’ll tell you exactly where you can catch it online with a Rugby World
Cup live stream and the broadcasters that are showing it absolutely
FREE. No matter where on Earth you are, we’ll make sure you know where
to catch the coverage.

How to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup from outside your country

You don’t have to miss a single minute of the 2019 Rugby World Cup –
even if you’re abroad and discover that your home broadcaster’s online
coverage is geo-blocked (we hate it when that happens).

If that happens to you and you’re desperate to watch your domestic
coverage – whether that be in the UK or Australia (where it’s free), New
Zealand or the US (where it isn’t) or anywhere else in the world –
there’s still a way to get it that doesn’t involve putting your security
at risk with some dodgy, illegal stream from Reddit. You can simply use
a VPN to login back to your country that is broadcasting the actions,
and it’s really easy to do:

We’ve tested all of the major VPN services and we rate ExpressVPN as
the absolute best, thanks to it’s killer combination of security, speed
and simplicity to use. It’s also compatible with loads of streaming
devices such as Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation, as
well as Android and Apple mobiles. So to get that home broadcast and
stay safer online, ExpressVPN is your best option (or one of the other
best VPN services out there as listed below).Express VPN (comes with a
30 day money back guarantee) This is the #1 rated best VPN in the world
right now, with those previously mentioned levels of security, speed and
compatibility putting it to the top of the list. You can try it out for
a month for free or sign up for an annual plan to get 49% off and 3
months extra absolutely FREE.

How to stream Rugby World Cup 2019 live in the UK for FREE

There’s wonderful news for rugby fans in the UK – all 48 World Cup
matches will be shown free-to-air across various ITV platforms.

Most games will be broadcast on ITV1, though ITV4 will also provide
coverage. Fans can also live stream the action via the ITV Hub on a
variety of devices including smartphones and tablets.

Meanwhile, Welsh-language channel S4C will also be showing nine games
throughout the tournament including all four Wales group matches plus
one fixture per round in the quarter and semi-finals, the third-place
play-off and the final.

if you’re not in the UK but want to catch up with the World Cup
coverage, then you’ll need a VPN to relocate your IP to the UK and get
around the region restrictions. Just follow those instructions above.

Live stream the Rugby World Cup in Australia for FREE

The Aussies are one of the only countries around the world that
actually have some live rugby from the 2019 World Cup that’s free to
watch. Every Wallabies game plus two quarter-finals, the semi-finals and
final will be shown in all their glory on Channel 10 and through 10
Play.

Paid-for service Fox Sports meanwhile is showing every match of tournament via a dedicated Rugby World Cup channel.

Australians can also live stream Rugby World Cup action via the Kayo
Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also
includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand. Kayo Sports
Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two
devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo
Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35
per month.

The 10 Play, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports apps means you can access
this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you’ll need a
VPN if you’re taking that abroad).

How to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 in New Zealand FREE

TVNZ will be screening 12 matches free to air in New Zealand,
including delayed coverage of all the All Blacks’ pool matches and
quarterfinal, plus live coverage of the semi-finals and final.

Streaming service Spark Sport , meanwhile has snagged the rights to
show all matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup live. Spark will cost
$89.99 for a Tournament Pass to cover every match, or you can hand over
$24.99 per match.

Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC, plus Apple and
Android phones and tablets. You can also watch on Chromecast and
selected Samsung TVs, with plans to make the app available on Apple TV
and Smart TVs later in the year.

If you’re outside New Zealand and want to watch the coverage from
TVNZ or Spark Sport, you can use one of our favorite VPNs above and
watch the coverage from another nation.

How to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup: US live stream

In the US, NBC Sports is the official broadcaster for the Rugby World
Cup 2019 so you’ll need to sign-up if you’re not already receiving this
channel.

For the most extensive coverage NBC has to offer, you can subscribe
to NBC Sports Gold, which is offering a Rugby World Cup Pass for
$199.99, delivering live, on-demand and commercial free coverage of the
tournament. Single matches can also be purchased for $29.99

Cable cutter, but still want to watch the Rugby World Cup? You can
also watch via one of the below TV streaming services. They’re fast
becoming the best way to watch otherwise cable-only shows and sports –
and they pretty much all have a free trial, too:

Live stream Rugby World Cup 2019 matches in Canada

In Canada the rights to show the Rugby World Cup 2019 are owned by
TSN So that means you can access this via your TV, online or on the TSN
app.

If you want to catch it but are out of the country, you can use a VPN to access the rugby coverage.
What is the format of the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

The Rugby World Cup is a twenty-team tournament. Each country begins
in one of four pools that each contain five teams. Each team plays one
match against each of the other teams in the same pool.

The teams finishing in the top two of each pool advance to the
quarter-finals from where the tournament goes into a familiar knockout
format.
Who are the favourites for the Rugby World Cup?

While Ireland go into the tournament as the world’s no.1 ranked team,
three-time World Cup winners New Zealand are the clear favourites with
Betfair.com to once again lift the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan.
What teams are competing in this year’s Rugby World Cup?

Argentina
Mario Ledesma’s side have a decent
record to uphold, having advanced to the Rugby World Cup knockout stage
four times and finished fourth in 2015. They come into the tournament
however on a a losing streak of four defeats on the trot, but those did
come at the hands of New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.

Australia
The
second-most successful nation in World Cup history alongside South
Africa. All the morale of their emphatic 47-26 win against New Zealand
in Perth last month has dissipated somewhat after they were crushed 36-0
by the All Blacks in the return fixture in Auckland the following week.

Canada
An ever-present nation at the World Cup
since the inaugural tournament in 1987, they’ve only ever progressed
beyond the opening round on one occasion. Currently ranked 22 in the
world, the Canucks will be targeting a win as minimum against minnows
Namibia in Pool B and build from there.

England
While they may be one of the favourites,
England coach Eddie Jones will be anxious to see his side start their
campaign on the front foot and quickly eradicate the ghosts of the last
World Cup which saw them make an embarrassing pool stage exit while
tournament hosts. They come into this year’s World Cup on a high
following a 57-15 victory over Ireland at Twickenham in the run-up, but
question marks persist over the squad’s apparent lack of experience.

Fiji
Traditionally one of the more entertaining
teams at the World Cup, despite their much heralded flair, the Flying
Fijians have failed to make it out of the pool stage in the preceding
last two tournaments. Drawn alongside Australia and Wales this time out,
the odds of it being third time lucky for coach John McKee’s side this
time out aren’t high.

France
Three-time runners-up France head to
Japan ranked 8th in the world. The emergence of young stars like Antoine
Dupont and Demba Bambawill will provide plenty of optimism, but Pool C
is arguably the toughest group of the tournament and Les Bleus will do
well to make it through to the next phase.

Georgia
Having reached the last four successive
World Cups, the Lelos have steadily improved over the years and will
fancy their chances of making their chances of making their way out of
the pool phase for the first time. The return of all-time leading
try-scorer Mamuka Gorgodze to the fold will come as a welcome boost to
morale.

Ireland
The Irish started the year as strong
favourites to win their first World Cup following their Grand Slam
winning 2018 Six Nations campaign and an impressive win over the All
Blacks. Hopes for Japan, however, have since been tempered, with their
humbling against England at Twickenham last month setting alarm bells
ringing. Two warm-up wins since against fancied Wales will have
regalvanised Joe Schmidt’s side, and the starting line-up should be
further boosted by the return from injury of Johnny Sexton.

Italy
The Azzurri are putting their faith in
youth, with 23 members of their squad having never appeared before at
rugby’s main event. One of the few old-head’s is skipper Sergio Parisse,
who will be appearing in a record-equaling fifth World Cup.

Japan
The hosts came agonisingly close to making
it past the group stage for the first time back in 2015, missing out
despite winning five times. Progressing to the last-eight will be a
prerequisite this time out for the team playing on home turf.

Namibia
The rank outsiders have consistently
qualified for the World Cup since 1999, but have never have never won a
single match once at the tournament, racking up an unwanted 0-19
win-loss record in the process. Their recent 20-0 loss to Russia
indicates that getting off the mark in Japan looks unlikely.

New Zealand
Despite having lost their seemingly
perpetual place as the world’s no.1 team recently (a spot they had held
for a decade), New Zealand haven’t lost their standing as the most
fancied team to win the 2019 World Cup. A mixed showing during the
recent Rugby Championship won’t have a put off pundits from backing
Steve Hansen’s men to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time in a
row.

Russia
While they may have made it to the Japan
thanks to the disqualification of Spain and Belgium for fielding
ineligible players, Russia won’t be going in to the tournament to make
up the numbers. They face the hosts in the 2019 World Cup’s opening
match and came close to beating Japan back in November last year.

Samoa
Consistent qualifiers for the World Cup,
Somoa will be looking to go beyond the quarter-finals for the first
time. To pull off that feat they’ll need to improve on their recent form
which has seen them lose to both the USA and Tonga during last month’s
Pacific Nations Cup.

Scotland
With the likes of flyhalf Finn Russell
and fullback Stuart HoggIn in their roster, the Scots aren’t lacking top
drawer talent. What they do a have a deficit in is consistency – as
exemplified by their two contradictory performances against France last
month.

South Africa
Versatility could be the key
attribute for two-time champions South Africa this time out. Packed with
explosive pace from the likes of Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi,
the Springboks also have a kicking game that is the envy of most rivals.
In Rassie Erasmus they also have the best named coach in the
tournament.

Tonga
With a squad littered with talented
players plying their trade in New Zealand, Australia, England and
France, coach Toutai Kefu will be out to finally get his side into the
knockout stages for the first time. Having notched up creditable eight
wins in their last 21 Test matches, its a goal that looks eminently
achievable.

Uruguay
A kind draw with winnable opening
matches against Fiji and Georgia gives the South American side a
fighting chance of making through to the last eight for the first time.

USA
Ranked 13th in the world, there were mixed
fortunes for the USA in the recent Pacific Nations Cup which saw them
stutter to a win against Samoa, thrash Canada, but get thumped against
Japan. They’ve never won more than one game at a World Cup, but will
likely rectify that during this year’s competition.

Wales
The loss to injury of Gareth Anscombe and
Taulupe Faletau would be huge blow for most teams, but luckily for coach
Warren Gatland, Wales has plenty of strength in depth among the ranks.
More concerning will be a dip in form in the run up to Japan which has
seen them lose to England and Ireland, a contrast to the 14-game winning
streak Wales enjoyed at the start of the year.
2019 Rugby World Cup fixtures

All times in BST

Pool A

Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa

Match 1

Japan vs Russia Tokyo Stadium Friday, September 20 11.45am

Match 2

Ireland vs Scotland International Stadium Yokohama Sunday, September 22 8.45am

Match 3

Russia vs Samoa Kumagaya Rugby Stadium Tuesday, September 24 11.15am

Match 4

Japan vs Ireland Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa Saturday, September 28 8.15am

Match 5

Scotland vs Samoa Kobe Misaki Stadium Monday, September 30 11.15am

Match 6

Ireland vs Russia Kobe Misaki Stadium Thursday, October 3 11.15am

Match 7

Japan vs Samoa City of Toyota Stadium Saturday, October 5 11.30am

Match 8

Scotland vs Russia Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa Wednesday, October 9 8.15am

Match 9

Ireland vs Samoa Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium Saturday, October 12 11.45am

Match 10

Japan vs Scotland International Stadium Yokohama Sunday, October 13 11.45am

Pool B

Match 1

New Zealand vs South Africa International Stadium Yokohama Saturday, September 21 10.45am

Match 2

Italy vs Namibia Hanazono Rugby Stadium Sunday, September 22 6.15am

Match 3

Italy vs Canada Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium Thursday, September 26 8.45am

Match 4

South Africa vs Namibia City of Toyota Stadium Saturday, September 28 10.45am

Match 5

New Zealand vs Canada Oita Stadium Wednesday, October 2 11.15am

Match 6

South Africa vs Italy Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa Friday, October 4 10.45am

Match 7

New Zealand vs Namibia Tokyo Stadium Sunday, October 6 5.45am

Match 8

South Africa vs Canada Kobe Misaki Stadium Tuesday, October 8 11.15am

Match 9

New Zealand vs Italy City of Toyota Stadium Saturday, October 12 5.45am

Match 10

Namibia vs Canada Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium Sunday, October 13 4.15am

Pool C

Match 1

France vs Argentina Tokyo Stadium Saturday, September 21 8.15am

Match 2

England vs Tonga Sapporo Dome Sunday, September 22 11.15am

Match 3

England vs USA Kobe Misaki Stadium Thursday, September 26 11.45am

Match 4

Argentina vs Tonga Hanazono Rugby Stadium Saturday, September 28 5.45am

Match 5

France vs USA Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium Wednesday, October 2 8.45am

Match 6

England vs Argentina Tokyo Stadium Saturday, October 5 9am

Match 7

France vs Tonga Kumamoto Stadium Sunday, October 6 8.45am

Match 8

Argentina vs USA Kumagaya Rugby Stadium Wednesday, October 9 5.45am

Match 9

England vs France International Stadium Yokohama Saturday, October 12 9.15am

Match 10

USA vs Tonga Hanazono Rugby Stadium Sunday, October 13 6.45am

Pool D

Match 1

Australia vs Fiji Sapporo Dome Saturday, September 21 5.45am

Match 2

Wales vs Georgia City of Toyota Stadium Monday, September 23 11.15am

Match 3

Fiji vs Uruguay Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium Wednesday, September 25 6.15am

Match 4

Georgia vs Uruguay Kumagaya Rugby Stadium Sunday, September 29 6.15am

Match 5

Australia vs Wales Tokyo Stadium Sunday, September 29 8.45am

Match 6

Georgia vs Fiji Hanazono Rugby Stadium Thursday, October 3 6.15am

Match 7

Australia vs Uruguay Oita Stadium Saturday, October 5 6.15am

Match 8

Wales vs Fiji Oita Stadium Wednesday, October 9 10.45am

Match 9

Australia vs Georgia Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa Friday, October 11 11.15am

Match 10

Wales vs Uruguay Kumamoto Stadium Sunday, October 13 9.15am

KNOCKOUT STAGES

Quarter-Finals
Take place between October 19-20

Semi-Finals
Take place on October 26 and 27 International Stadium Yokohama

Bronze Final
Tokyo Stadium
Friday, November 1 10am

The Final
International Stadium Yokohama
Saturday, November 2 10am