How to Watch Rugby World Cup 2019 Live Stream Free?

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How to Watch Rugby World Cup 2019 Live Stream Online

Unlike the National Football League (NFL), there is no bulky protective gear or helmet for Rugby players. In terms of time, the American football game lasts 60 minutes, with 4 quarters and 15 minutes for each quarter. Similar to soccer, the rugby game lats 80 minutes. Their rules are also different.

One of the most influential and commercially valuable Rugby events is the Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial tournament held by the Rugby Union and played by the 20 countries with the highest level of Rugby in the world. The tournament is administered by the world rugby union (IRB). It was first held in 1987 and was first co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

Rugby World Cup 2019

  1. Host: Japan ( 12 stadiums in 12 cities )
  2. Time: 20th, Sept ~ 2nd, Nov 2019
  3. Participating teams: 20
  4. Number of matches: 48
  5. Schedule: see below

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is the ninth RWC, but it is the first time to be held in Asia and to be held twice in the same hemisphere (England in 2015). Japan, the host, has high expectations for this tournament.

Japan has been developing rugby since 1899. Thirty years ago, the Japanese rugby association offered scholarships to high school students from advanced rugby countries to attract them to stay in Japan to study, play football, marry, have children and make contributions to Japanese rugby. With Japan’s development in rugby, the Japanese team jumped ahead of Hong Kong to become the top Asian team. In the last RWC, it made a miracle victory over the invincible South Africa team.

Most importantly, it is the first time the tournament has been held outside the traditional rugby powers. It plays an important role in promoting rugby in Asia and around the world.

3 Free Live Stream Websites for 2019 RWC

iTV

iTV is the rights holder in the UK for 2019 RWC broadcasting. The best thing is that you can watch all the 48 matches in iTV for free if you are in the UK. To watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup, you only need to sign up for iTV and watch a few ads. Since it is an official broadcaster, you have no worry about the live stream quality.

iTV

Nippon TV

Nippon TV is one of the official broadcasters in Japan for Rugby World Cup 2019. This is also a free option for you to live stream all the 48 matches. We highly recommend you to have a try if you want to watch Rugby World Cup 2019n live stream free from Japan.   

Nippon TV

TF1

If you are in France, you can also live stream 2019 Rugby World Cup for free via TF1. Simply create a TF1 account for free and you are allowed to all the 48 matches of this tournament.

TF1

For fans outside the UK, Japan and France, you can also use a VPN service to access these free live stream websites. Since most reputable VPNs need a subscription fee, we recommend you to use the high-quality RitaVPN for free if you don’t mind watching a few ads.  

20 Qualifying teams

Since the fourth Rugby World Cup, the tournament has expanded from 16 teams to 20 teams. Below are the 20 teams that participate 2019 Rugby World Cup:

20 Teams
PoolTeamRegion
AIrelandEurope
AScotlandEurope
AJapanAsia
ARussianEurope
ASamoaOceania
BNew ZealandOceania
BSouth AfricaAfrica
BItalyEurope
BNamibiaAfrica
BCanadaAmericas North
CEnglandEurope
CFranceEurope
CArgentinaSudamèrica
CUnited StatesAmericas North
CTongaOceania
DAustraliaOceania
DWalesEurope
DGeorgiaEurope
DFijiOceania
DUruguaySudamèrica

2019 RWC Schedule

DateMatchKickoff TimeVenue
20 SeptemberJapan vs. Russia19:45Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
21 SeptemberAustralia vs. Fiji13:45Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
21 SeptemberFrance vs. Argentina16:15Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
21 SeptemberNew Zealand vs. South Africa18:45International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
22 SeptemberItaly vs. Namibia14:15Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka
22 SeptemberIreland vs. Scotland16:15International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
22 SeptemberEngland vs. Toga19:15Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
23 SeptemberWales vs. Georgia19:15City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
24 SeptemberRussia vs. Samoa19:15Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya
25 SeptemberFiji vs. Uruguay14:15Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi
26 SeptemberItaly vs. Canada16:45Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka
26 SeptemberEngland vs. the United States19:45Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe
28 SeptemberArgentina vs. Tonga13:45Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka
28 SeptemberJapan vs. Ireland16:15Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka
28 SeptemberSouth Africa vs. Namibia18:45City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
29 SeptemberGeorgia vs. Uruguay14:15Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya
29 September Australia vs. Wales 16:45 Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
30 SeptemberScotland vs. Samoa19:15Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe
02 OctoberFrance vs. the United States16:45Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka
02 OctoberNew Zealand vs. Canada19:15Oita Stadium, Oita
03 OctoberGeorgia vs. Fiji14:15Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka
03 OctoberIreland vs. Russia19:15Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe
04 OctoberSouth Africa vs. Italy18:45Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka
05 OctoberAustralia vs. Uruguay14:15Oita Stadium, Oita
05 OctoberEngland vs. Argentina17:00Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
05 OctoberJapan vs. Samoa19:30City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
06 OctoberNew Zealand vs. Namibia13:45Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
06 OctoberFrance vs. Tonga16:45Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto
08 OctoberSouth Africa vs. Canada19:15Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe
09 OctoberArgentina vs. the United States13:45Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya
09 OctoberScotland vs. Russia16:15Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka
09 OctoberWales vs. Fiji18:45Oita Stadium, Oita
11 OctoberAustralia vs. Georgia19:15Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka
12 OctoberNew Zealand vs. Italy13:45City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
12 OctoberEngland vs. France17:15International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
12 OctoberIreland vs. Samoa19:45Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka
13 OctoberNamibia vs. Canada12:15Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi
13 OctoberUnited States vs. Tonga14:45Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka
13 OctoberWales vs. Uruguay17:15Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto
13 OctoberJapan vs. Scotland19:45International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
19 OctoberWinner Pool C vs. Runner up Pool D16:15Oita Stadium, Oita
19 OctoberWinner Poll B vs. Runner up Pool A19:15Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
20 OctoberWinner Pool D vs. Runner up Pool C16:15Oita Stadium, Oita
20 OctoberWinner Pool A vs. Runner up Pool B19:15Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
26 OctoberWinner Quarter-final 1 vs. Winner Quarter-final 217:00International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
27 OctoberWinner Quarter-final 3 vs. Winner Quarter-final 418:00International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
01 NovemberLoser Semi-final 1 vs. Loser Semi-final 218:00Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
02 NovemberWinner Semi-final 1 vs. Winner Semi-final 218:00International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
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