Catch the 2019 Rugby World Cup Live on Foxtel and Kayo!


The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be bigger and better than ever, and now it will also be available to Australian’s across a variety of platforms, with the news that free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten and subscription platform Foxtel have won the broadcast rights.

The tournament is set to be held in Japan, which bodes well for broadcasters of the event in Australia. Japanese Standard Time is just one hour behind AEST and two hours behind AEDT, meaning many of the matches will occur during prime-time for Australian viewers – ideal for rugby fans and broadcasters alike.

2019 Rugby World Cup

This year’s Rugby World Cup, which will be the ninth edition of the event, will kick off on the 20th of September with a clash between host nation Japan and Russia. The pool stage will run through the the 13th of October, after which the quarterfinals begin on the 19th of the same month. The 2019 Rugby World Cup final will take place on the 2nd of November at the International Stadium Yokohama.

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World Cup on Free to Air TV

Network Ten, the Rugby World Cup 2019 free to air broadcaster, will televise just eleven games throughout the tournament – including every Wallabies match as well as every game from the semi- finals onwards – leaving Foxtel as the comprehensive winner of the broadcast deal. The TV subscription giant has the rights to every game of the event, including those shown on free to air, which means you have plenty of ways to tune into all the action.

World Cup on Foxtel and Kayo

Foxtel subscribers with the Sports pack will be able to watch every minute of every game on a Rugby World Cup dedicated channel. This includes all of Foxtel’s platforms and their eligible devices, with special World Cup programming including match previews, daily highlights and replays of previous tournaments, with every 2019 match broadcast ad-break free during play on a dedicated channel. Alternatively, you can access these very same World Cup broadcasts via Kayo Sports, the streaming service that Foxtel launched late last year.

Watch Online with Foxtel Go

New or existing subscribers to Foxtel Now who have the Sports pack included in their package will have access to all of the games via a compatible mobile and internet connected devices, including the option to stream the matches free with the Foxtel Go app.

Stream Live on Kayo Sports

That isn’t the only option, however, with Kayo Sports, Australia’s first sports-dedicated streaming service, also set to show each and every game of the event across a variety of mobile devices. Kayo Sports is available for just $25/month, and gives you access to all the sport Foxtel has to offer without having to pay for the extras. There’s also a 14 day free Kayo Sports trial offer for new subscribers, so you can test the platform before you commit.

Rugby World Cup in 4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD is the latest in broadcasting technology. Using four times the number of pixels as High Definition and 20 times that of Standard Definition, it offers a never-seen-before picture quality. Foxtel has gradually been rolling out more and more sporting events in 4K, and the Rugby World Cup is the latest addition to the list.

All 48 games of the tournament will be shown live, ad-break free and in 4K, ensuring Foxtel boasts the most comprehensive coverage of the event. To watch the action in 4K, you will need an iQ4 set-top box and a 4K compatible television – once you’ve got that sorted, you’re ready to go.

2019 Rugby World Cup TV Fixtures (Sydney time)

Date Time Event Channel
Friday, Sep 20 8:45 PM Japan vs Russia Foxtel / Kayo / Ten
Saturday, Sep 21 2:45 PM Australia vs Fiji Foxtel / Kayo / Ten
Saturday, Sep 21 5:15 PM France vs Argentina Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Sep 21 7:45 PM New Zealand vs South Africa Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 22 3:15 PM Italy vs Namibia Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 22 5:45 PM Ireland vs Scotland Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 22 8:15 PM England vs Tonga Foxtel / Kayo
Monday, Sep 23 8:15 PM Wales vs Georgia Foxtel / Kayo
Tuesday, Sep 24 8:15 PM Russia vs Samoa Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Sep 25 3:15 PM Fiji vs Uruguay Foxtel / Kayo
Thursday, Sep 26 5:45 PM Italy vs Canada Foxtel / Kayo
Thursday, Sep 26 8:45 PM England vs USA Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Sep 28 2:45 PM Argentina vs Tonga Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Sep 28 5:15 PM Japan vs Ireland Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Sep 28 7:45 PM South Africa vs Namibia Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 29 3:15 PM Georgia vs Uruguay Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 29 5:45 PM Australia vs Wales Foxtel / Kayo / Ten
Monday, Sep 30 8:15 PM Scotland vs Samoa Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 2 5:45 PM France vs USA Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 2 8:15 PM New Zealand vs Canada Foxtel / Kayo
Thursday, Oct 3 3:15 PM Georgia vs Fiji Foxtel / Kayo
Thursday, Oct 3 8:15 PM Ireland vs Russia Foxtel / Kayo
Friday, Oct 4 7:45 PM South Africa vs Italy Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Oct 5 3:15 PM Australia vs Uruguay Foxtel / Kayo / Ten
Saturday, Oct 5 6:00 PM England vs Argentina Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Oct 5 8:30 PM Japan vs Samoa Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 6 3:45 PM New Zealand vs Namibia Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 6 6:45 PM France vs Tonga Foxtel / Kayo
Tuesday, Oct 8 9:15 PM South Africa vs Canada Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 9 3:15 PM Argentina vs USA Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 9 6:15 PM Scotland vs Russia Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 9 8:45 PM Wales vs Fiji Foxtel / Kayo
Friday, Oct 11 9:15 PM Australia vs Georgia Foxtel / Kayo / Ten
Saturday, Oct 12 3:45 PM New Zealand vs Italy Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Oct 12 7:15 PM England vs France Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Oct 12 9:45 PM Ireland vs Samoa Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 13 2:15 PM Namibia vs Canada Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 13 4:45 PM USA vs Tonga Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 13 7:15 PM Wales vs Uruguay Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 13 9:45 PM Japan vs Scotland Foxtel / Kayo

Quarter-finals

Date Time Event Channel
Saturday, Oct 19 6:15 PM Winner Pool C vs Runner up Pool D Foxtel / Kayo*
Saturday, Oct 19 9:15 PM Winner Pool B vs Runner up Pool A Foxtel / Kayo*
Sunday, Oct 20 6:15 PM Winner Pool D vs Runner up Pool C Foxtel / Kayo*
Sunday, Oct 20 9:15 PM Winner Pool A vs Runner up Pool B Foxtel / Kayo*

*Channel Ten, Ten BOLD and Ten Play have the rights to stream two of the four quarter-finals. The dates of these matches have not yet been confirmed, but one of them would be the Wallabies’ game should they make it to Quarter-finals as expected.

Semi-finals

Date Time Event Channel
Saturday, Oct 26 7:00 PM Winner QF 1 vs Winner QF 2 Foxtel / Kayo / Ten
Sunday, Oct 27 8:00 PM Winner QF 3 vs Winner QF 4 Foxtel / Kayo / Ten

Third-placed playoff

Date Time Event Channel
Friday, Nov 1 8:00 PM Loser SF 1 vs Loser SF 2 Foxtel / Kayo / Ten

Final

Date Time Event Channel
Saturday, Nov 2 8:00 PM Winner SF 1 vs Winner SF 2 Foxtel / Kayo / Ten
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