2019 Rugby World Cup Schedule in South African Standard Time (SAST)

The 9th edition of the Rugby World Cup is scheduled from September 20, 2019 to November 2, 2019. Japan will host the tournament for the first time in which 20 nations will take part. These 20 teams will be divided into four groups of five teams each and each team will play 4 group stage matches. A total of 48 matches will be played across 12 venues in the host country.  Based on the performance of these teams in group stage matches, top two teams from each group will move on to play the knockout stage of the tournament.

The tournament i.e. Rugby World Cup takes place once in four years and prior to 2019 Rugby World Cup, eight tournaments have been organized. New Zealand has emerged as the most successful team with 3 titles to its name, while Australia and South Africa follow suit with 2 titles and England won the title once.

South Africa national rugby union team popularly known as Springboks will start their 2019 World Cup campaign against three-times world champions New Zealand on September 21, 2019 at 11:45 PM South African Time.

Rugby is the most popular sport of South Africa and their national team has performed exceptionally well at international level in various tournaments. So, many South African Rugby followers would be excited to watch each and every game of Springboks, however, as the Rugby World Cup 2019 is scheduled in Japan and the matches will kick off as per Japan Standard Time (JST) which is nine hours ahead of GMT while the time in South Africa is South Africa Standard Time (SAST) which is two hours ahead of GMT. Accordingly, there will be a time difference of seven hours between JST and SAST.  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 South African Standard Time (SAST).

The opening match of the tournament will be contested in Tokyo between Russia and host Japan on September 20, 2019, at 12:45 PM South African Standard Time (SAST). The title match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will be played between the winners of two semi-finals on November 2, 2019, at 11:00 AM SAST in Yokohama.

2019 Rugby World Cup Schedule in South African Standard Time (SAST)

Match Date (2019)
Time (SAST)TeamsStadiumStage
1.September 2012:45 PMJapan (30) v (10) RussiaTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool A
2.September 216:45 AMAustralia (39) v (21) FijiSapporo Dome, SapporoPool D
3.September 219:15 AMFrance (23) v (21) ArgentinaTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool C
4.September 2111:45 AMNew Zealand (23) v (13) South AfricaInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaPool B
5.September 227:15 AMItaly (47) v (22) NamibiaHanazono Rugby Stadium, HigashiosakaPool B
6.September 229:45 AMIreland (27) v (3) ScotlandInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaPool A
7.September 2212:15 PMEngland (35) v (3) TongaSapporo Dome, SapporoPool C
8.September 2312:15 PMWales (43) v (14) GeorgiaCity of Toyota Stadium, ToyotaPool D
9.September 2412:15 PMRussia (9) v (34) SamoaKumagaya Rugby Stadium, KumagayaPool A
10.September 257:15 AMFiji (27) v (30) UruguayKamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, KamaishiPool D
11.September 269:45 AMItaly (48) v (7) CanadaFukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, FukuokaPool B
12.September 2612:45 PMEngland (45) v (7) USAKobe Misaki Stadium, KobePool C
13.September 286:45 AMArgentina (28) v (12) TongaHanazono Rugby Stadium, HigashiosakaPool C
14.September 289:15 AMJapan (19) v (12) IrelandShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, FukuroiPool A
15.September 2811:45 AMSouth Africa (57) v (3) NamibiaCity of Toyota Stadium, ToyotaPool B
16.September 297:15 AMGeorgia (33) v (7) UruguayKumagaya Rugby Stadium, KumagayaPool D
17.September 299:45 AMAustralia (25) v (29) WalesTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool D
18.September 3012:15 PMScotland (34) v (0) SamoaKobe Misaki Stadium, KobePool A
19.October 29:45 AMFrance (33) v (9) USAFukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, FukuokaPool C
20.October 212:15 PMNew Zealand (63) v (0) CanadaOita Stadium, OitaPool B
21.October 37:15 AMGeorgia (10) v (45) FijiHanazono Rugby Stadium, HigashiosakaPool D
22.October 312:15 PMIreland (35) v (0) RussiaKobe Misaki Stadium, KobePool A
23.October 411:45 AMSouth Africa (49) v (3) ItalyShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, FukuroiPool B
24.October 57:15 AMAustralia (45) v (10) UruguayOita Stadium, OitaPool D
25.October 510:00 AMEngland (39) v (10) ArgentinaTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool C
26.October 512:30 PMJapan (38) v (19) SamoaCity of Toyota Stadium, ToyotaPool A
27.October 66:45 AMNew Zealand (71) v (9) NamibiaTokyo Stadium, TokyoPool B
28.October 69:45 AMFrance (23) v (21) TongaKumamoto Stadium, KumamotoPool C
29.October 812:15 PMSouth Africa (66) v (7) CanadaKobe Misaki Stadium, KobePool B
30.October 96:45 AMArgentina (47) v (17) USAKumagaya Rugby Stadium, KumagayaPool C
31.October 99:15 AMScotland (61) v (0) RussiaShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, FukuroiPool A
32.October 911:45 AMWales (29) v (17) FijiOita Stadium, OitaPool D
33.October 1112:15 PMAustralia (27) v (8) GeorgiaShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, FukuroiPool D
34.October 126:45 AMNew Zealand (0) v (0) ItalyCity of Toyota Stadium, ToyotaPool B
35.October 1210:15 AMEngland (0) v (0) FranceInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaPool C
36.October 1212:45 PMIreland (47) v (5) SamoaFukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, FukuokaPool A
37.October 135:15 AMNamibia (0) v (0) CanadaKamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, KamaishiPool B
38.October 137:45 AMUSA (19) v (31) TongaHanazono Rugby Stadium, HigashiosakaPool C
39.October 1310:15 AMWales (35) v (13) UruguayKumamoto Stadium, KumamotoPool D
40.October 1312:45 PMJapan (28) v (21) ScotlandInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaPool A
41.October 199:15 AMEngland (40) v (16) AustraliaOita Stadium, OitaQuarter-Finals
42.October 1912:15 PMNew Zealand (46) v (14) IrelandTokyo Stadium, TokyoQuarter-Finals
43.October 209:15 AMWales (20) v (19) FranceOita Stadium, OitaQuarter-Finals
44.October 2012:15 PMJapan (3) v (26) South AfricaTokyo Stadium, TokyoQuarter-Finals
45.October 2610:00 AMEngland (19) v (7) New ZealandInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaSemi-Finals
46.October 2711:00 AMWales (16) v (19) South AfricaInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaSemi-Finals
47.November 111:00 AMNew Zealand (40) v (17) WalesTokyo Stadium, TokyoBronze Final
48.November 211:00 AMEngland (12) v (32) South AfricaInternational Stadium Yokohama, YokohamaFinal

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