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2019 Rugby World Cup TV Guide


The 2019 Rugby World Cup promises to be one of the most exciting yet, with the world’s best venturing to Japan 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.

Using this guide you can compare every match available on the live TV schedule so you need not miss a minute of the action, and review the latest World Cup of Rugby streaming options so you can stay connected to your favourite team even when you’re not at home.


2019 World Cup of Rugby

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will see the top two teams from each Pool advance to the Quarter-finals starting on 19 October, with the World Cup Final being staged on 2 November. The defending champs are New Zealand, who have won the last two editions of the event.

The World Cup on Foxtel

Every match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will be shown live and ad-break free during play, through Fox Sports and Fox Sports HD. This means you can watch the Rugby World Cup online using Foxtel Now. Foxtel, via a set-top box, is the only place where you also can enjoy every World Cup game in 4K Ultra HD, exclusively on the dedicated Foxtel 4K channel.


RWC Preview

New Zealand are undoubtedly the favourite heading into the event, the Kiwis having won the last two World Cups and the undisputed best team in the world. Though they haven’t been as dominant in recent months as they once were, they have clearly had one eye on this event for a long time and will be extremely difficult to beat throughout the tournament.

The hopes of the Wallabies’ Rugby World Cup performance in 2019 emulating those in 1991 and 1999 took a significant blow with a crushing defeat to the Kiwis in the second game of the Bledisloe Cup in August, but realists would have been skeptical about their chances even prior. They have been disappointing for the past year and recently lost their best player in Israel Folau, but they’ve been perennial semi-finalists at the World Cup and were finalists just four short years ago, so there is perhaps some reason for optimism.

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The World Cup Live and Free


Kayo Sports will be your home of the 2019 World Cup of Rugby, with the sports streaming platform airing each and every group match as well as the finals live and ad-break free during play. With Kayo’s wide range of eligible devices, this means you can stream all the big matches whether you’re at home or on the go.

And what’s more, Kayo Sports is offering a 14 day free trial for new subscribers. This means you can get a whole 14 days of exciting World Cup action – which includes live matches, on demand Rugby replays and all the in-depth analysis that goes with it – without having to pay a cent.

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Rugby World Cup 2019 Dates

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

DateEventTime
Date: Fri, Sep 20Event: Japan vs RussiaTime: 8:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sat, Sep 21Event: Australia vs FijiTime: 2:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sat, Sep 21Event: France vs ArgentinaTime: 5:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Sep 21Event: New Zealand vs South AfricaTime: 7:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Sep 22Event: Italy vs NamibiaTime: 3:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Sep 22Event: Ireland vs ScotlandTime: 5:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Sep 22Event: England vs TongaTime: 8:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Mon, Sep 23Event: Wales vs GeorgiaTime: 8:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Tue, Sep 24Event: Russia vs SamoaTime: 8:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Wed, Sep 25Event: Fiji vs UruguayTime: 3:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Thu, Sep 26Event: Italy vs CanadaTime: 5:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Thu, Sep 26Event: England vs USATime: 8:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Sep 28Event: Argentina vs TongaTime: 2:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Sep 28Event: Japan vs IrelandTime: 5:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Sep 28Event: South Africa vs NamibiaTime: 7:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Sep 29Event: Georgia vs UruguayTime: 3:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Sep 29Event: Australia vs WalesTime: 5:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Mon, Sep 30Event: Scotland vs SamoaTime: 8:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Wed, Oct 2Event: France vs USATime: 5:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Wed, Oct 2Event: New Zealand vs CanadaTime: 8:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Thu, Oct 3Event: Georgia vs FijiTime: 3:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Thu, Oct 3Event: Ireland vs RussiaTime: 8:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Fri, Oct 4Event: South Africa vs ItalyTime: 7:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Oct 5Event: Australia vs UruguayTime: 3:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sat, Oct 5Event: England vs ArgentinaTime: 6:00 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Oct 5Event: Japan vs SamoaTime: 8:30 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Oct 6Event: New Zealand vs NamibiaTime: 3:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Oct 6Event: France vs TongaTime: 6:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Tue, Oct 8Event: South Africa vs CanadaTime: 9:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Wed, Oct 9Event: Argentina vs USATime: 3:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Wed, Oct 9Event: Scotland vs RussiaTime: 6:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Wed, Oct 9Event: Wales vs FijiTime: 8:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Fri, Oct 11Event: Australia vs GeorgiaTime: 9:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sat, Oct 12Event: New Zealand vs ItalyTime: 3:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Oct 12Event: England vs FranceTime: 7:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Oct 12Event: Ireland vs SamoaTime: 9:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Oct 13Event: Namibia vs CanadaTime: 2:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Oct 13Event: USA vs TongaTime: 4:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Oct 13Event: Wales vs UruguayTime: 7:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Oct 13Event: Japan vs ScotlandTime: 9:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Oct 19Event: Quarter-finals: TBATime: 6:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sat, Oct 19Event: Quarter-finals: TBATime: 9:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Oct 20 Event: Quarter-finals: TBATime: 6:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sun, Oct 20 Event: Quarter-finals: TBATime: 9:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Oct 26 Event: Semi-finals: TBATime: 7:00 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sun, Oct 27 Event: Semi-finals: TBATime: 8:00 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Fri, Nov 1 Event: Bronze match: TBATime: 8:00 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sat, Nov 2Event: Final: TBATime: 8:00 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes

* The Rugby World Cup Free to Air TV coverage includes just four Group matches, with the other 36 games available exclusively on Fox Sports in Australia (Foxtel/Kayo). Above times listed in AEST through to October 6 and AEDT thereafter. Full match replays available on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) through-out the week, check your local guide for updates or changes.

What’s New in the 2019 World Cup?

In terms of representation, of the 20 countries that competed in the previous World Cup there is only one change with Russia replacing Romania, who came under some scrutiny for fielding ineligible players during qualification.

Aside from that, the tournament will run much as it did in 2015. The format is the same, with the pools being determined based on teams being placed into five different ‘bands’, and playing each other team in their respective pools on one occasion.

The location, though it changes for each tournament, is noteworthy as it will be the first time the tournament has been played in Asia. All previous editions have been played in either Europe, Oceania or South Africa.

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