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- The first game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup is Japan v Russia on Friday 20th September 2019. The kick-off is 11:45 (GMT).
- England’s first game is on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 11:15 (GMT), versus Tonga.
- The two semi-finals are on Saturday 26th October and Sunday 27th October 2019.
- The 2019 Rugby World Cup Final will be played on Saturday 2nd November 2019 and kicks-off at 09:00 (GMT).
Who will England play in their Pool?
England are in Pool C alongside France, Argentina, USA and Tonga. Their initial group fixtures are on the following dates:
- England v Tonga – Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 11:15 (GMT)
- England v USA – Thursday 26th September 2019 at 11:45 (GMT)
- England v Argentina – Saturday 5th October 2019 at 09:00 (GMT)
- England v France – Saturday 12th October 2019 at 09:15 (GMT)
What date is the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final?
The 2019 Rugby World Cup Final is scheduled to kick-off at 09:00 (GMT) on Saturday 2nd November 2019 and will be hosted in the International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama.
Facts about the Rugby World Cup
- The first Rugby World Cup was hosted in 1987. The two host nations were Australia and New Zealand and New Zealand went on to lift the trophy.
- New Zealand have won the Rugby World Cup the most (3), followed by Australia (2) and South Africa (2)
- This is the first Rugby World Cup to be hosted in Asia.
- Japan have been to all 8 Rugby World Cups, but have never progressed beyond the pools.
- If Japan fails to make it out of the pools, they won’t be the first host nation to not make it out. Sadly, England were the earliest host nation to fall at the first hurdle back in 2015.
- Japan were involved in the highest scoring game at a World Cup, losing 145 – 17 against New Zealand in 1995.
- Japan achieved a fantastic upset in the last World Cup when they beat South Africa 34-32. This is, without doubt, their most famous result at a World Cup.
- England have won the Rugby World Cup once back in 2003, beating the host nation Australia in the final after extra time.
- Rudie van Vuuren (Namibia) has appeared in both the Rugby and Cricket World Cups (2003).
Who will win the Rugby World Cup?
Now seemed the perfect time to ask the Churchill Knight Marketing Department who they think will win the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Andrew Trodden – “Despite pretending I am a rugby fan, I much prefer football and really don’t follow international rugby that closely. However, the World Cup is always fun and well worth watching. I predict New Zealand will go on to win this year. They always seem to be the team to beat and have phenomenally talented players.”
Clare Denison – “I would like to back England but their track record in sport is poor so my guess would be New Zealand or Wales.”
Alexandra Cadman – “I would like to say Canada would win because I’m Canadian. But I’m also realistic so I think New Zealand will definitely take the prize.”
Ciaran Woodcock – “England have great strength in depth & recent results fill me with optimism that this could be a great year for English rugby. I’d love to see Owen Farrell lift the Webb Ellis Cup.”
James Collier – “As much as I would like to see England or maybe a new country win this year, it’s hard to look past the southern hemisphere teams and I think we will probably see the two finalists coming from the same group – Group B. It’s hard to back against New Zealand but anything can happen in a final and South Africa will have a good chance of an upset – given that they have yet to lose in a world cup final my money is on the Springboks.”
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