2019 Rugby World Cup Schedule in Australian Standard Time

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be hosted by Japan from September 20 to November 2, 2019. There will be 20 national teams that will take part in the tournament in which 48 matches will be played across 12 venues across Japan. This will be the ninth edition of Rugby World Cup and all the 20 teams will be polled in four groups of 5 teams each, based on the performance of these teams in the group stage, two teams from each group will advance to the next stage which will be quarter-finals.

History of Rugby World Cups

Prior to this tournament, eight world cups have been organized by World Rugby which is the international governing body for the rugby union sport. The New Zealand team has won the world cup trophy thrice while the Australian and South African teams follow suit with two titles to their name and the English team has won the tournament once.

2019 Rugby World Cup format

There will be 20 teams taking part in the tournament and these teams are divided into four groups of five teams each, the matches will be played in the round-robin and knockout format. Each team will play four group stage matches and based on the performance in the group, two teams from each group will advance to the next round of the tournament which will be Quarter-finals. There will 4 Quarter-final matches out of which two matches will be contested October 19, 2019, and the remaining two on October 20, 2019. The winner of each of the four Quarter-final matches will move to the next stage i.e. Semi-finals and the winner of the Semi-final matches will fight for the trophy in the all-important final match on November 2, 2019.

Rugby is one of the popular sports in Australia and the Wallabies (nickname of the Australian team) have won the Rugby World Cup twice prior to this tournament. Therefore, a number of Australian fans would like to follow each and every match of the competition. Accordingly, keeping Australian ruby followers in mind, we decided to provide the schedule/fixture of all 48 matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in all five Aussie Time Zones i.e. Western Standard Time, Central Standard Time/Central Daylight Saving Time, Eastern Standard Time/Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

As the tournament is hosted by Japan and the matches will start as per Japan Standard Time which is nine hours ahead of GMT while there are three main time zones used in Australia which are Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) (UTC+08:00), Australian Central Standard Time (UTC+09:30), and Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST; UTC+10:00). However, as the tournament is scheduled from September 20 to November 2, 2019, the daylight saving time will also be observed in the Central and Eastern part of Australia, therefore we have also provided the complete time table in Australian Central Daylight Saving Time (ACDT) (UTC+10:30) and Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDT) (UTC+11:00).

The tournament will kick start on September 20, 2019 and the first match will be contested between Russia and hosts Japan at (6:45 PM AWST/8:15 PM ACST/8:45 PM AEST) in Tokyo while the Australian team will start its campaign of 2019 RWC against Fiji on September 21, 2019 at 12:45 PM AWST/2:15 PM ACST/2:45 PM AEST. The final match of 2019 Rugby World Cup will be played at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama on November 2, 2019 at (5:00 PM AWST) (6:30 PM/7:30 PM ACST/ACDT) (7:00 PM/8:00 PM AEST/AEDT).

2019 Rugby World Cup Schedule in Australian Western/Central/Eastern Standard Time

Match Date (2019)
Time (AWST)Time (ACST/ACDT)Time (AEST/AEDT)TeamsStadiumStage
1.September 206:45 PM8:15 PM8:45 PMJapan (30) v (10) RussiaTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool A
2.September 2112:45 PM2:15 PM2:45 PMAustralia (39) v (21) FijiSapporo Dome, SapporoPool D
3.September 213:15 PM4:45 PM5:15 PMFrance (23) v (21) ArgentinaTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool C
4.September 215:45 PM7:15 PM7:45 PMNew Zealand (23) v (13) South AfricaInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaPool B
5.September 221:15 PM2:45 PM3:15 PMItaly (47) v (22) NamibiaHanazono Rugby Stadium, HigashiosakaPool B
6.September 223:45 PM5:15 PM5:45 PMIreland (27) v (3) ScotlandInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaPool A
7.September 226:15 PM7:45 PM8:15 PMEngland (35) v (3) TongaSapporo Dome, SapporoPool C
8.September 236:15 PM7:45 PM8:15 PMWales (43) v (14) GeorgiaCity of Toyota Stadium, ToyotaPool D
9.September 246:15 PM7:45 PM8:15 PMRussia (9) v (34) SamoaKumagaya Rugby Stadium, KumagayaPool A
10.September 251:15 PM2:45 PM3:15 PMFiji (27) v (30) UruguayKamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, KamaishiPool D
11.September 263:45 PM5:15 PM5:45 PMItaly (48) v (7) CanadaFukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, FukuokaPool B
12.September 266:45 PM8:15 PM8:45 PMEngland (45) v (7) USAKobe Misaki Stadium, KobePool C
13.September 2812:45 PM2:15 PM2:45 PMArgentina (28) v (12) TongaHanazono Rugby Stadium, HigashiosakaPool C
14.September 283:15 PM4:45 PM5:15 PMJapan (19) v (12) IrelandShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, FukuroiPool A
15.September 285:45 PM7:15 PM7:45 PMSouth Africa (57) v (3) NamibiaCity of Toyota Stadium, ToyotaPool B
16.September 291:15 PM2:45 PM3:15 PMGeorgia (33) v (7) UruguayKumagaya Rugby Stadium, KumagayaPool D
17.September 293:45 PM5:15 PM5:45 PMAustralia (25) v (29) WalesTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool D
18.September 306:15 PM7:45 PM8:15 PMScotland (34) v (0) SamoaKobe Misaki Stadium, KobePool A
19.October 23:45 PM5:15 PM5:45 PMFrance (33) v (9) USAFukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, FukuokaPool C
20.October 26:15 PM7:45 PM8:15 PMNew Zealand (63) v (0) CanadaOita Stadium, OitaPool B
21.October 31:15 PM2:45 PM3:15 PMGeorgia (10) v (45) FijiHanazono Rugby Stadium, HigashiosakaPool D
22.October 36:15 PM7:45 PM8:15 PMIreland (35) v (0) RussiaKobe Misaki Stadium, KobePool A
23.October 45:45 PM7:15 PM7:45 PMSouth Africa (49) v (3) ItalyShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, FukuroiPool B
24.October 51:15 PM2:45 PM3:15 PMAustralia (45) v (10) UruguayOita Stadium, OitaPool D
25.October 54:00 PM5:30 PM6:00 PMEngland (39) v (10) ArgentinaTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool C
26.October 56:30 PM8:00 PM8:30 PMJapan (38) v (19) SamoaCity of Toyota Stadium, ToyotaPool A
27.October 612:45 PM2:15 PM2:45 PMNew Zealand (71) v (9) NamibiaTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool B
28.October 63:45 PM5:15 PM/6:15 PM5:45 PM/6:45 PMFrance (23) v (21) TongaKumamoto Stadium, KumamotoPool C
29.October 86:15 PM7:45 PM/8:45 PM8:15 PM/9:15 PMSouth Africa (66) v (7) CanadaKobe Misaki Stadium, KobePool B
30.October 912:45 PM2:15 PM/3:15 PM2:45 PM/3:45 PMArgentina (47) v (17) USAKumagaya Rugby Stadium, KumagayaPool C
31.October 93:15 PM4:45 PM/5:45 PM5:15 PM/6:15 PMScotland (61) v (0) RussiaShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, FukuroiPool A
32.October 95:45 PM7:15 PM/8:15 PM7:45 PM/8:45 PMWales (29) v (17) FijiOita Stadium, OitaPool D
33.October 116:15 PM7:45 PM/8:45 PM8:15 PM/9:15 PMAustralia (27) v (8) GeorgiaShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, FukuroiPool D
34.October 1212:45 PM2:15 PM/3:15 PM2:45 PM/3:45 PMNew Zealand (0) v (0) ItalyCity of Toyota Stadium, ToyotaPool B
35.October 124:15 PM5:45 PM/6:45 PM6:15 PM/7:15 PMEngland (0) v (0) FranceInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaPool C
36.October 126:45 PM8:15 PM/9:15 PM8:45 PM/9:45 PMIreland (47) v (5) SamoaFukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, FukuokaPool A
37.October 1311:15 AM12:45 PM/1:45 PM1:15 PM/2:15 PMNamibia (0) v (0) CanadaKamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, KamaishiPool B
38.October 131:45 PM3:15 PM/4:15 PM3:45 PM/4:45 PMUSA (19) v (31) TongaHanazono Rugby Stadium, HigashiosakaPool C
39.October 134:15 PM5:45 PM/6:45 PM6:15 PM/7:15 PMWales (35) v (13) UruguayKumamoto Stadium, KumamotoPool D
40.October 136:45 PM8:15 PM/9:15 PM8:45 PM/9:45 PMJapan (28) v (21) ScotlandInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaPool A
41.October 193:15 PM4:45 PM/5:45 PM5:15 PM/6:15 PMEngland (40) v (16) AustraliaOita Stadium, OitaQuarter-Finals
42.October 196:15 PM7:45 PM/8:45 PM8:15 PM/9:15 PMNew Zealand (46) v (14) IrelandTokyo Stadium, TokyoQuarter-Finals
43.October 203:15 PM4:45 PM/5:45 PM5:15 PM/6:15 PMWales (20) v (19) FranceOita Stadium, OitaQuarter-Finals
44.October 206:15 PM7:45 PM/8:45 PM8:15 PM/9:15 PMJapan (3) v (26) South AfricaTokyo Stadium, TokyoQuarter-Finals
45.October 264:00 PM5:30 PM/6:30 PM6:00 PM/7:00 PMEngland (19) v (7) New ZealandInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaSemi-Finals
46.October 275:00 PM6:30 PM/7:30 PM7:00 PM/8:00 PMWales (16) v (19) South AfricaInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaSemi-Finals
47.November 15:00 PM6:30 PM/7:30 PM7:00 PM/8:00 PMNew Zealand (40) v (17) WalesTokyo Stadium, TokyoBronze Final
48.November 25:00 PM6:30 PM/7:30 PM7:00 PM/8:00 PMEngland (12) v (32) South AfricaInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaFinal

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  1. I can bet New Zealand will win this world cup too.

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