2019 Rugby World Cup Schedule in British Summer Time (BST)

The English Rugby fans would be hoping for a similar performance from their side as their National Cricket team did in 2019 Cricket World Cup. The 2003 World Champions will start their 2019 Rugby World Cup Campaign against Tonga on September 22, 2019 at 11:15 AM British Summer Time.

2019 Rugby World Cup will be hosted by Japan from September 20 to November 2, 2019 wherein 20 teams will play in the tournament, these teams will be divided into four groups of five teams each and in total 48 matches will be played in 12 different venues across Japan. The tournament will be contested in the round-robin and knock out format i.e. initially all teams will play four group stage matches and top two teams from each group will advance to Quarter-finals, four teams who will emerge as winners of these quarter-final matches will them move to Semi-final stage of the tournament and finally the winner from each  of the two semifinal match will play the all-important final match.

Rugby World Cups are organized once in four years period by the Rugby Union which is the international governing body for the sport, the team winning the competition is crowned World Champions. So far eight world cups have been played and New Zealand won three world cup titles while Australia and South Africa won two apiece and England won the tournament once.

The sport of Rugby is very popular in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. England has won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 and currently ranked fourth, therefore fans are hoping for another spectacular performance from them. As these teams are participating, a number of fans would like to know the match schedule as per their local time i.e British Summer Time, however, the matches will start as per Japan Standard Time (JST) which is nine hours ahead of GMT while the time in British Summer Time (BST) is one hour ahead of GMT. Accordingly, there will be a time difference of eight hours between JST and BST. Therefore, keeping in view such difference, we have provided you with the complete fixture of all the 48 matches the 2019 Rugby World Cup in British Summer Time (BST). Please note that the British Summer Time will be in use in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland from March 31, 2019, to October 27, 2019, accordingly, the schedule for the last three matches is given in Greenwich Mean Time.

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will start with its first match scheduled on September 20, 2019 at 11:45 AM British Summer Time (BST) in Tokyo between Russia and Japan. The final match of the tournament will be contested between two semi-final winners on November 2, 2019, at 9:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in Yokohama.

2019 Rugby World Cup Schedule in British Summer Time (BST)

Match Date (2019)
Time (BST) Teams Stadium Stage
1. September 20 11:45 AM Japan (30) v (10) Russia Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Pool A
2. September 21 5:45 AM Australia (39) v (21) Fiji Sapporo Dome, Sapporo Pool D
3. September 21 8:15 AM France (23) v (21) Argentina Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Pool C
4. September 21 10:45 AM New Zealand (23) v (13) South Africa International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama Pool B
5. September 22 6:15 AM Italy (47) v (22) Namibia Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka Pool B
6. September 22 8:45 AM Ireland (27) v (3) Scotland International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama Pool A
7. September 22 11:15 AM England (35) v (3) Tonga Sapporo Dome, Sapporo Pool C
8. September 23 11:15 AM Wales (43) v (14) Georgia City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota Pool D
9. September 24 11:15 AM Russia (9) v (34) Samoa Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya Pool A
10. September 25 6:15 AM Fiji (27) v (30) Uruguay Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi Pool D
11. September 26 8:45 AM Italy (48) v (7) Canada Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Pool B
12. September 26 11:45 AM England (45) v (7) USA Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe Pool C
13. September 28 5:45 AM Argentina (28) v (12) Tonga Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka Pool C
14. September 28 8:15 AM Japan (19) v (12) Ireland Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi Pool A
15. September 28 10:45 AM South Africa (57) v (3) Namibia City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota Pool B
16. September 29 6:15 AM Georgia (33) v (7) Uruguay Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya Pool D
17. September 29 8:45 AM Australia (25) v (29) Wales Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Pool D
18. September 30 11:15 AM Scotland (34) v (0) Samoa Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe Pool A
19. October 2 8:45 AM France (33) v (9) USA Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Pool C
20. October 2 11:15 AM New Zealand (63) v (0) Canada Oita Stadium, Oita Pool B
21. October 3 6:15 AM Georgia (10) v (45) Fiji Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka Pool D
22. October 3 11:15 AM Ireland (35) v (0) Russia Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe Pool A
23. October 4 10:45 AM South Africa (49) v (3) Italy Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi Pool B
24. October 5 6:15 AM Australia (45) v (10) Uruguay Oita Stadium, Oita Pool D
25. October 5 9:00 AM England (39) v (10) Argentina Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Pool C
26. October 5 11:30 AM Japan (38) v (19) Samoa City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota Pool A
27. October 6 5:45 AM New Zealand (71) v (9) Namibia Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Pool B
28. October 6 8:45 AM France (23) v (21) Tonga Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto Pool C
29. October 8 11:15 AM South Africa (66) v (7) Canada Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe Pool B
30. October 9 5:45 AM Argentina (47) v (17) USA Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya Pool C
31. October 9 8:15 AM Scotland (61) v (0) Russia Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi Pool A
32. October 9 10:45 AM Wales (29) v (17) Fiji Oita Stadium, Oita Pool D
33. October 11 11:15 AM Australia (27) v (8) Georgia Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi Pool D
34. October 12 5:45 AM New Zealand (0) v (0) Italy City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota Pool B
35. October 12 9:15 AM England (0) v (0) France International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama Pool C
36. October 12 11:45 AM Ireland (47) v (5) Samoa Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Pool A
37. October 13 4:15 AM Namibia (0) v (0) Canada Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi Pool B
38. October 13 6:45 AM USA (19) v (31) Tonga Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka Pool C
39. October 13 9:15 AM Wales (35) v (13) Uruguay Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto Pool D
40. October 13 11:45 AM Japan (28) v (21) Scotland International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama Pool A
41. October 19 8:15 AM England (40) v (16) Australia Oita Stadium, Oita Quarter-Finals
42. October 19 11:15 AM New Zealand (46) v (14) Ireland Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Quarter-Finals
43. October 20 8:15 AM Wales (20) v (19) France Oita Stadium, Oita Quarter-Finals
44. October 20 11:15 AM Japan (3) v (26) South Africa Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Quarter-Finals
45. October 26 9:00 AM England (19) v (7) New Zealand International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama Semi-Finals
The timings of the below-mentioned matches are given in Greenwich Mean Time as the British Summer Time will be in use from March 31, 2019 to October 27, 2019.
46. October 27 9:00 AM (GMT) Wales (16) v (19) South Africa International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama Semi-Finals
47. November 1 9:00 AM (GMT) New Zealand (40) v (17) Wales Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo Bronze Final
48. November 2 9:00 AM (GMT) England (12) v (32) South Africa International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama Final

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