How To Watch The Rugby World Cup 2019

Updated: September 18, 2019

Rugby fans from all over the world, are you looking for a way through which you can stream the Rugby World Cup 2019? If, yes, here is how you can:

1. Subscribe and Download PureVPN
2. Connect to ITV Player from Popular Website List
3. Go to Rugby section on ITV and start streaming

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The Rugby World Cup is an international rugby union competition which takes place every four years in different parts of the world. Over the years, to its popularity grew that not only increased the number of teams but also its viewership.

So, to help our fellow Rugby fans out, we are here today with a guide on how you can easily watch the Rugby World Cup 2019.

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Where To Watch The Rugby World Cup 2019

Since the Rugby World Cup is an international event, with fans tuning in to watch the championship live from every single corner of the world, a number of different channels are granted coverage rights. However, due to regional limitations, most of these channels are limited to a few selected locations and countries.

It is because of this, many fans face issues when looking for a suitable stream but as we said before. We are here to help. Here is the complete list of all the broadcasters for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2019.

Broadcasters Country
UK ITV (Free)
US NBC Sports
Australia TenPlay (Free), Foxtel , Kayo Sports
France TF1 (Free)
India SonyLiv (Free)
South America ESPN
Russia Match TV (Free)

If you are living in a country mentioned in the list above, all you have to do is head to that service and start the livestream. However, as we’ve stated before since most of these channels are available in only a few countries, not everyone has access. Well, if you are one of those fans that cannot access any of the channels mentioned above, then do not worry. We have a solution for you, one which only requires an active VPN service like PureVPN. Only through such an application can you gain access to these channels, unless you plan on emigrating.

How To Watch The Rugby World Cup 2019

Follow these steps below if you wish to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 from anywhere in the world:

  1. Get PureVPN subscription
  2. Download and install on your preferred device
  3. Log in with your account details
  4. Go to Popular Website List in Streaming Mode
  5. Connect to ITV Player
  6. ITV Player website will open in new new tab
  7. Go to the live section and start streaming

Watch The Rugby World Cup 2019 for Free with VPN

You can watch Rugby World Cup live online for free without any need of subscription or cable. Below are some high quality streaming channels that are official broadcasters of the Rugby World Cup. The service is not available everywhere, so you need to use PureVPN to connect to any of the below channels and enjoy free streaming.

  1. ITV
  2. Ten Play
  3. TF1
  4. SonyLiv
  5. Match TV

You can access these channels for free with PureVPN. Just by selecting the channel from the popular website list in apps or by connecting to required country server.

Rugby World Cup 2019 – Teams & Pools

After the qualification process, 20 international teams secured their spots for the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup. This includes all 12 of the previous 2015 tournament pool winners and the 8 regional qualifiers.

Starting the tournament off, these 20 teams are going to be divided into 4 pools of 5 teams each. Each pool will follow the single round-robin format which means each team will play one match against each of the other teams in the pool.

4 points will be rewarded for a win, 2 for a draw and zero for losing. However, there are two special conditions. If the team loses with less than eight points, then that team receive one point. The other condition is, if a team scores four tires in a game, they will receive a point too. The top two teams in each poll will advance to the next stage of the tournament.

Here are the pools for the Rugby World Cup 2019:

Rugby World Cup Pools

Rugby World Cup 2019 – Fixtures & Schedule

Here is the schedule of Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan. Times are given in British Standard Time (BST) which is 1 hour ahead of GMT.

Pool Stage

Match 1: Japan vs Russia (Pool A), Friday 20 September (11:45am BST)
Match 2: Australia vs Fiji (Pool D), Saturday 21 September (5:45am BST)
Match 3: France vs Argentina (Pool C), Saturday 21 September (8:15am BST)
Match 4: New Zealand vs South Africa (Pool B), Saturday 21 September (10:45am BST)
Match 5: Italy vs Namibia (Pool B), Sunday 22 September (6:15am BST)
Match 6: Ireland vs Scotland (Pool A), Sunday 22 September (8:45pm BST)
Match 7: England vs Tonga (Pool C), Sunday 22 September (11:15am BST)
Match 8: Wales vs Georgia (Pool D), Monday 23 September (11:15am BST)
Match 9: Russia vs Samoa (Pool A), Tuesday 24 September (11:15am)
Match 10: Fiji vs Uruguay (Pool D), Wednesday 25 September (6:15am BST)
Match 11: Italy vs Canada (Pool B), Thursday 26 September (8:45am BST)
Match 12: England vs USA (Pool C), Thursday 26 September (11:45am BST)
Match 13: Argentina vs Tonga (Pool C), Saturday 28 September (5:45am BST)
Match 14: Japan vs Ireland (Pool A), Saturday 28 September (8:15am BST)
Match 15: South Africa vs Namibia (Pool B), Saturday 28 September (10:45am BST)
Match 16: Georgia vs Uruguay (Pool D), Sunday 29 September (6:15am BST)
Match 17: Australia vs Wales (Pool D), Sunday 29 September (8:45am BST)
Match 18: Scotland vs Samoa (Pool A), Monday 30 September (11:15am BST)
Match 19: France vs USA (Pool C), Wednesday 2 October (8:45am BST)
Match 20: New Zealand vs Canada (Pool B), Wednesday 2 October (11:15am BST)
Match 21: Georgia vs Fiji (Pool D), Thursday 3 October (6:15am BST)
Match 22: Ireland vs Russia (Pool A), Thursday 3 October (11:15am)
Match 23: South Africa vs Italy (Pool B), Friday 4 October (10:45am BST)
Match 24: Australia vs Uruguay (Pool D), Saturday 5 October (6:15am BST)
Match 25: England vs Argentina (Pool C), Saturday 5 October (9am BST)
Match 26: Japan vs Samoa (Pool A), Saturday 5 October (11:30am BST)
Match 27: New Zealand vs Namibia (Pool B), Sunday 6 October (5:45am BST)
Match 28: France vs Tonga (Pool C), Sunday 6 October (8:45am BST)
Match 29: South Africa vs Canada (Pool B), Tuesday 8 October (11:15am BST)
Match 30: Argentina vs USA (Pool C), Wednesday 9 October (5:45am BST)
Match 31: Scotland vs Russia (Pool A), Wednesday 9 October (8:15am BST)
Match 32: Wales vs Fiji (Pool D), Wednesday 9 October (10:45am BST)
Match 33: Australia vs Georgia (Pool D), Friday 11 October (11:15am BST)
Match 34: New Zealand vs Italy (Pool B), Saturday 12 October (5:45am BST)
Match 35: England vs France (Pool C), Saturday 12 October (9:15am)
Match 36: Ireland vs Samoa (Pool A), Saturday 12 October (11:45am BST)
Match 37: Namibia vs Canada (Pool B), Sunday 13 October (4:15am BST)
Match 38: USA vs Tonga (Pool C), Sunday 13 October (6:45am BST)
Match 39: Wales vs Uruguay (Pool D), Sunday 13 October (9:15am BST)
Match 40: Japan vs Scotland (Pool A), Sunday 13 October (11:45am BST)

Quarter-Finals

Match 41: Winner Pool C vs Runner-Up Pool D, Saturday 19 October (8:15am BST)
Match 42: Winner Pool B vs Runner-Up Pool A, Saturday 19 October (11:15am BST)
Match 43: Winner Pool D vs Runner-Up Pool C, Sunday 20 October (8:15am BST)
Match 44: Winner Pool A vs Runner-Up Pool B, Sunday 20 October (11:15am BST)

Semi-Finals

Match 45: Winner Quarter-Final 1 vs Winner Quarter-Final 2, Saturday 26 October (9am BST)
Match 46: Winner Quarter-Final 3 vs Winner Quarter-Final 4, Sunday 27 October (10am BST)

Third Place

Match 47: Loser Semi-Final 1 vs Loser Semi-Final 2, Friday 1 November (10am BST)

Final

Match 48: Winner Semi-Final 1 vs Winner Semi-final 2, Saturday 2 November (10am BST)

Rugby World Cup 2019

This year, we are going to be witnessing the ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup, one which is going to be taking place in Asia for the first time in history. After getting chosen in 2009, Japan was named hosts for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2019. The competition, as usual, will feature a total of 20 international teams, who are going to be seen competing for the most prized reward in the world of Rugby, the Webb Ellis Cup.

The Rugby World Cup 2019 will commence from September 20, 2019, and will finally come to a close on November 2, 2019.

The very first match of the tournament will be taking place in the Ajinomoto Stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo, where the opening ceremony will take place. The closing ceremony, along with the final match, will take place in the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Other well-known stadiums include Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi, and City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota.

Frequently Asked Question

When Rugby World Cup 2019 will start and ends?

Rugby World cup 2019 starts from 20-2 (September-November)

Who is the hosting country of RWC 2019?

JAPAN

How many teams are participating in RWC 2019?

20 teams are participating in the World Cup

Where Will Rugby World Cup Televised For Free?

ITV of United Kingdom holds the official broadcasting right of the event

When's the opening ceremony of the event?

Rugby World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony will take place on 20th September 2019.