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2015 Rugby World Cup


Rugby World Cup 2015 Preview and Live TV Guide

The 2015 Rugby World Cup promises to be one of the most exciting yet, with the world’s best venturing to England to battle it out for the sports’ greatest prize, the Web Ellis Cup, along with bragging rights and a lucrative pay-day for each player on the winning side.

At Comparetv we’ll be visiting every key match available on live TV so you need not miss a minute of the action, and sharing the latest online streaming or Free Rugby World Cup Trial offers so you can stay connected to your favourite team no matter what’s on your schedule.

2015 Rugby World Cup

The 2015 Rugby World Cup will see the top two teams from each Pool advance to the Quarter-finals starting on 17 October, with the World Cup Final being staged on 31 October. The defending champs are New Zealand (2011), with France earning Silver and Australia the Bronze.

South Africa v Argentina – Bronze Match

Saturday October 31 at 6:45 am Sydney time
Live TV: Gem and Fox Sports 2

NZ All Blacks v Australia – World Cup Final

Sunday November 1 at 2:45 am Sydney time
Live TV: Nine, Gem and Fox Sports 2

Visit here for a list of World Cup match Replay times.

Rugby World Cup Preview

Hope is well and truly over Australia after the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship which included a victory over their nemesis, the All Blacks in the Final. Sure it was dampened a bit after a poor Bledisloe Cup showing, but that match was played at the fortress known as Eden Park in New Zealand, and history says the All Blacks are beatable away from home, as seen in 2007 when surprisingly knocked out in the Quarter Finals.

It should also be noted that host nations have a great record when it comes to the World Cup, so that bodes well for England, who along with Australia are one of the main threats to the All Blacks. With this said, the Australian public love their Rugby, so there’s much pressure on the Wallabies to advance and share in the excitement generated by the Australian Cricket World Cup champs just a few months back.

Rigby World Cup 2015

Every World Cup match Live

All 48 games will be shown live, as well as ad-break free siren-to-siren, through Fox Sports 2 and 2HD. Which means you can stream the Rugby World Cup live to eligible mobile devices with Foxtel Go, or watch the Rugby World Cup online using a compatible laptop, PC, Mac, Playstation, Smart TV or Xbox with Foxtel Play.

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RWC 2015 Dates

You will find the full Rugby World Cup broadcast schedule here.

DateEventTime
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: Opening CeremonyTime: LIVE at 3:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: England v FijiTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: Tonga v Georgia*Time: LIVE at 9:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: Ireland v CanadaTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: South Africa v JapanTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: France v ItalyTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: Samoa v USATime: LIVE at 9:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: Wales v UruguayTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Sep 21Event: New Zealand v ArgentinaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Wed Sep 23Event: Scotland v JapanTime: LIVE at 11.30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Thu Sep 24Event: Australia v FijiTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: yes
Date: Thu Sep 24Event: France v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Fri Sep 25Event: New Zealand v NamibiaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 26Event: Argentina v GeorgiaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 26Event: Italy v CanadaTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: South Africa v SamoaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: England v WalesTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: Australia v UruguayTime: LIVE at 9:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: yes
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: Scotland v USATime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Sep 28Event: Ireland v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Wed Sep 30Event: Tonga v NamibiaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Fri Oct 2Event: Wales v FijiTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Fri Oct 2Event: France v CanadaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 3Event: New Zealand v GeorgiaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 3Event: Samoa v JapanTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 4Event: South Africa v ScotlandTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: yes
Date: Sun Oct 4Event: England v AustraliaTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 5Event: Argentina v TongaTime: LIVE at 12:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 5Event: Ireland v ItalyTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Wed Oct 7Event: Canada v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Wed Oct 7Event: Fiji v UruguayTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Thu Oct 8Event: South Africa v USATime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Thu Oct 8Event: Namibia v GeorgiaTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 10Event: New Zealand v TongaTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: Samoa v ScotlandTime: LIVE at 12:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: yes
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: Australia v WalesTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: England v UruguayTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: Argentina v NamibiaTime: LIVE at 10:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 12Event: Italy v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 12:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 12Event: France v IrelandTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 12Event: USA v JapanTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 18Event: Quarter Finals beginTime: LIVE at 1:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 25Event: Semi Finals beginTime: LIVE at 1:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 31Event: Bronze FinalTime: LIVE at 6:15amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Nov 1Event: RWC FinalTime: LIVE at 2:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no

* The Rugby World Cup Free to Air TV coverage includes just 9 Group matches, with the other 31 games available exclusively on Fox Sports in Australia. Above times listed in EST through September and EDT in October. Full match replays available on Fox Sports through-out the week, check your local guide for updates or changes.

What’s New in the 2015 World Cup?

In terms of representation, of the 20 countries that competed in the previous World Cup there is only one change with Uruguay replacing Russia. It will also come of no surprise to see the ‘big four’ of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and England being pushed by the likes of Wales and France.

When it comes to prize money, the Rugby World Cup is really the only major international tournament where it isn’t awarded to the participating teams. Instead, each national Rugby Association representing at the World Cup will pay their players fixed bonuses provided the team achieves the goal and/or goals set by their respective association. For example, The Wallabies players will get $250,000 each if they are to win the tournament.

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