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The prequels to the World Cup are over and it’s now time for the real thing, and after a disappointing end to the Bledisloe Cup the Wallabies will be desperate for redemption on the big stage. Their tournament gets underway with a clash against Fiji on the 21st of September, and you won’t miss a minute of the action when watching at home on TV or streaming the matches live to your mobile device using the options listed here.

2019 Wallabies Rugby World Cup Preview

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is a huge tournament for Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, who has said himself that if he doesn’t have success at the World Cup, he will walk away. There’s a lot he can take out of the Rugby Championship, an ideal lead-up with a number of contests against high quality international outfits which saw exciting scoring chances combined with gritty and tough defence when needed. That sort of game style will be the formula the Wallabies will need to employ if they want to turn around their fortunes from the past year or so and enjoy some success at the World Cup. This year, the Wallabies will go up against Wales, Fiji, Georgia and Uruguay in the Pool Stage. They will expect to advance – likely alongside Wales, who are currently the number one ranked side in the world – but underestimate Fiji at your own peril. They are more than capable of causing an upset, and Australia won’t have the luxury of cruising through to the finals.

When: September 20 – November 2
Where: Japan

There will be no Israel Folau due to a social media controversy which saw his contract torn up, meaning the Wallabies will head into the biggest tournament in rugby without their best player. The stage is set for a new star to enter the fold, and look for the veterans such as Adam Ashley-Cooper, Sekope Kepu and Will Genia to mentor the younger generation who will take this side into the Rugby World Cup. With the available players the team will still be confident in their ability to advance out of the Group Stage, with their two sternest tests likely to come straight out of the gate. On September 21st Australia take on Fiji who are currently ranked 10th in World Rugby, and then on September 29th they face number 1 ranked Wales, who also are the current holders of the Six Nations Championship. The final two matches during Group play will see the Wallabies against Uruguay (Oct 5) and Georgia (Oct 11), and anything less than a pair of victories will be a huge surprise.

Wallabies Live TV Times (Sydney time)

The minimal difference between the East Coast of Australia and Japan means these matches will be televised at a convenient time, particularly given all of the Wallabies’ Group Stage games will be played on the weekend. The Fiji and Uruguay match-ups will both be played on a Saturday afternoon, the massive fixture against Wales will take place on a Sunday evening, while Australia wraps up their Group Stage with a match against Georgia which will air on a Friday evening, Sydney time.

Semi-finals

Date Time Event Channel
Saturday, Oct 26 7:00 PM England v New Zealand Foxtel / Kayo / Ten
Sunday, Oct 27 8:00 PM Wales v South Africa Foxtel / Kayo

Third-placed playoff

Date Time Event Channel
Friday, Nov 1 8:00 PM 3RD: Wales v New Zealand Foxtel / Kayo / Ten

Final

Date Time Event Channel
Saturday, Nov 2 8:00 PM FINAL: South Africa v England Foxtel / Kayo / Ten

Shown as Sydney time on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo), adjust for regional differences. Note that Sydney observes AEST until October 6, after which the time will change to AEDT. Full Wallabies TV replays will be available on both Foxtel and Kayo Sports following the matches. See complete Wallabies and Rugby World Cup TV fixtures below page.

Watch or Stream the Wallabies Live

You won’t find every match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Cup on Free to Air TV in Australia (Ten), but Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) will be broadcasting every contest LIVE, in HD, with no ad-breaks during play and the option to watch the Wallabies online.

So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial which has no lock-in contract and will televise this very same Rugby action LIVE via the Fox Sports channel. Kayo offers live Wallabies streaming options with eligible mobile devices and browsers, including select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms arriving soon.

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Australia Wallabies

With no Israel Folau the Wallabies are missing that X factor, so it’ll be interesting to see what coach Michael Cheika does. Will he take the punt on Quade Cooper, who has been pretty good in the Super Rugby this season? The other wildcard for the coach is James O’Conner, who returns to Australian Rugby after a stint overseas and who, from all reports, has grown up and matured – a good thing given a few years ago he made the headlines not for his footy but for what he did off the field. The Wallabies will be hopeful they can advance through to the quarter-finals, and you can catch the Wallabies Free to Air in Australia.

New Zealand All Blacks

The All Blacks probably aren’t as invincible as they were a few years ago, but they are still clearly the best side in world Rugby and go into the World Cup as overwhelming favourites. Steve Hansen took things easy in the Rugby Championship and ultimately failed to get the silverware as a result, but the side showed what they are capable of in their most recent outing against the Wallabies, which they won 36-0 to retain the 2019 Bledisloe Cup for the 17th successive time.

South Africa Springboks

The former World Cup winners aren’t the force they once were but their best is good enough to challenge any team, and they showed that with a victory at the 2019 Rugby Championship. In recent years, the South Africa Springboks haven’t been the dominant team in this tournament and it’s generally been a battle for second against Australia, but the South African teams played pretty well throughout the Super Rugby season and in the Rugby Championship, so that will give Springbroks fans hope leading in.

England Lions

England head into the 2019 Rugby World Cup as the third ranked side in the world, and will certainly be expecting to go deep into the tournament. The Lions finished second to Wales in the Six Nations earlier this year but boasted by far the best points differential, but a testament to their issues was a loss to Scotland after they led the game 31-0. This lack of consistency is likely their biggest problem, and if they are to challenge the best teams in the world they’ll need to find a way to address it.

Wales Dragons

Wales heads into the event as arguably the form team in the world, having won 14 consecutive Tests and secured their first Six Nations title since 2013 with an undefeated tournament earlier in the year. Their defence, combined with their overall physical strength makes the Dragons a force to be reckoned with, and having never finished higher than third at the World Cup, the Wales rugby team will have high hopes of making their first ever final in Japan.

2019 Rugby World Cup TV Dates (Sydney time)

Match Cancellation notice: Due to Typhoon Hagibis, World Rugby have announced that the Saturday 12 October matches involving New Zealand vs Ireland and England vs France have been cancelled for public and team safety. At this time all other matches will be played as scheduled, should anything change this notice will be updated.

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 Italy - Cancelled due to TyphoonTime: 3:45 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Oct 12Event: England vs France - Cancelled due to TyphoonTime: 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: Australia v EnglandTime: 6:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sat, Oct 19Event: Quarter-finals: New Zealand v IrelandTime: 9:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sun, Oct 20 Event: Quarter-finals: Wales v FranceTime: 6:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sun, Oct 20 Event: Quarter-finals: Japan v South AfricaTime: 9:15 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Sat, Oct 26 Event: Semi-finals: England v New ZealandTime: 7:00 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sun, Oct 27 Event: Semi-finals: Wales v South AfricaTime: 8:00 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: no
Date: Fri, Nov 1 Event: Bronze match: New Zealand v WalesTime: 8:00 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes
Date: Sat, Nov 2Event: Final: England v South AfricaTime: 8:00 PMFoxtel: yesKayo: yesChannel 10: yes

*The Ten Network, the official Rugby World Cup 2019 free to air provider in Australia, which includes channel 10, 10 BOLD and 10 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.

How to Stream the Wallabies in Australia

Not everyone currently has, or wants to take on a Foxtel or Telstra subscription. So with this consideration in mind, what other choices do you have when it comes to streaming the Wallabies and Rugby? Let’s look at some of the best streaming options available on the Aussie market.

Apple TV

Arguably the gold-standard of the lower-profile streaming device for years now, the Apple TV is popular because it delivers. This tiny box is now in its fifth generation, and has recently added 4K and HDR streaming. You can also download apps just like you would on your phone. And that means almost every major player is supported, including the Kayo Sports streaming service and Foxtel Now.

Apple TV

Google Chromecast

This amazing little device now comes in two options for streaming video, both with an HDMI connection linking them to your TV. You can choose from the standard or the Google Chromecast Ultra version – the difference is that the Ultra handles 4K video, which is becoming increasingly available in Australia thanks to HD. Once plugged in and connected to your home Wi-Fi network, the device can be reached by a vast range of apps to stream video or on demand replays including Kayo Sports. While it’s not as seamless as using a dedicated device – it’s still extremely versatile.

Google Chromecast

Foxtel Now Box

Another increasingly popular streaming device option would be the Foxtel Now Box. Launched over a year ago, it delivers the easiest way to stream Foxtel Now, as well as YouTube and Stan, directly to your TV. There’s no installation required so you can immediately start streaming the Wallabies and other sport on your TV. Simply plug it in and start watching. Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to the Foxtel Now Sports pack, which offers access to twelve channels including Fox Sports, Fox League, Fox Footy, ESPN, beIN Sports and all the live action available each and every week.

Foxtel Now Box