Wales reached the semi-finals for the third time in Rugby World Cup history following a thrilling one-point win over France, but they fell heartbreakingly short of an inaugural finals berth in a gruelling clash against South Africa.
Facing the All Blacks on the final weekend on the tournament would typically mean you’ve advanced through to the final, but unfortunately for Wales it will be the third-placed playoff in which they’ll face the team which has won the last two World Cups. They haven’t finished as high as third-place since the inaugural World Cup in 1987, which may give them a little extra motivation against a New Zealand team which will still be reeling from an unexpected semi-final loss.
Rugby World Cup 2019 TV Preview – Can Wales win a first World Cup?
Wales, like New Zealand, is a country that considers Rugby Union their national sport. And with that comes expectations. Wales have frequently failed on the world’s biggest stage, due mostly to a lack of depth when key players are injured.
The key to them winning the Rugby World Cup 2019 is down to belief. They have won plenty of big games in the last 12 months against England, Australia, South Africa and Ireland, so they are rightly considered serious contenders. And in George North, Dan Biggar and Liam Williams they have the x-factor players needed to push through the knockout stages.
Wales’ performances will obviously generate plenty of interest and Kayo Sports will be broadcasting comprehensive coverage of every Rugby World Cup 2019™ game, with every match LIVE with no ad-breaks during play.*
How to Stream every Wales match in the Rugby World Cup 2019™
Kayo Sports will have every match of the Rugby World Cup 2019™ LIVE with no ad-breaks during play. You’ll also get access to a range of great features, including SplitView (which lets you watch up to four different sporting events simultaneously on the same screen, on compatible devices) as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (lets you jump to the most important parts of the match – available for selected games), all of which greatly enhance the viewing experience for those watching on-demand.
Simply take a moment to review the Kayo 14 days free trial, and then check out the Rugby World Cup 2019™ fixture list below. You can then start streaming Wales rugby live to a variety of eligible devices also listed on this page.
Please note: Kayo requires internet and a compatible device. Data charges may apply. Kayo service available in Australia only.
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What time do Wales play? Live TV Fixtures
TV fixtures are shown as Sydney time, so you may need to adjust the hour depending on where you live. Rugby World Cup 2019™ on demand match replays will be made available following the conclusion of each game – so you will need to consult your on-screen Kayo TV listings guide for exact times.
Wales Live TV Times (Sydney time)
|Fri 1 Nov||Wales v New Zealand||8:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports / 10Bold|
|Sat 2 Nov||England v South Africa||8:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports / Channel Ten|
Rugby World Cup 2019™ Streaming Guide
Kayo Sports will have every match of the Rugby World Cup 2019™ LIVE with no ad-breaks during play across a wide range of streaming devices, including PC or Mac (Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Edge), as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Android TV, and Google Chromecast. *Kayo requires internet & compatible device. Data charges may apply. Kayo service available in Australia only.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes||Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p|
|Android TV||Yes||Via app for version 7.0 and up|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Yes||2017 and later models|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Soon||App in development|
|Apple TV||Yes||4th Generation or higher|
Wales Match Previews
Wales vs Georgia: Wales play their Pool D opener against Georgia on September 23. Georgia is one of the most promising sides in second-tier rugby and will be aiming to show the world that they can mix it with the big boys.
Wales vs Australia: Next up its Australia in a crunch game that should decide the winner of the Pool on September 29. Both teams are evenly matched and will be keen to win the group for an easier match in the quarter finals, so it promises to be a real cracker.
Wales vs Fiji: Arguably Wales second toughest game in the group is against Fiji, a team with amazing talent that suffer from not playing too often together. If Fiji can gel quickly in this tournament, they should create a real test for the Welsh.
Wales vs Uruguay: Wales will be looking to get plenty of scores on the board against Uruguay, a side who struggle historically against bigger nations. Expect the fringe players to get a run out and lots of points for Wales.
Wales’ previous World Cup results
Wales don’t have the best history at World Cups. They reached the semi-final in the first edition back in 1987, but they couldn’t reproduce that feat until 2011 – when they were controversially beaten by France.
Three exits at the group stages over the years go a long way in showing how far their current team have come, and they have definitely had the squads in the past to do better.
Wales has traditionally struggled against Southern Hemisphere sides, with Australia, New Zealand and South Africa eliminating them over the years.
|1987||Semi Final (vs New Zealand)|
|1999||Quarter Final (vs Australia)|
|2003||Quarter Final (vs England)|
|2011||Semi Final (vs France)|
|2015||Quarter Final (vs South Africa)|
Wales World Cup Stats
|Total Record||21 win / 16 def (57% win)|
|Biggest Win||81 – 7 (vs Namibia 2011)|
|Biggest Defeat||49 – 6 (vs New Zealand 1987)|
|All time leading points scorer||Neil Jenkins (98)|
|Most points in a match||Dan Biggar (23)|
|Most caps||Gethin Jenkins (18)|