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

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