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2015 Rugby World Cup Fixtures

Find out about the Rugby World Cup matches, venues and kick-off times.

The next Rugby World Cup will take place in 2019, and will be hosted by Japan. This tournament takes place every four years.

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2015

Although the Rugby World Cup is taking place in England this year from Friday, 18 September to Saturday, 31 October 2015, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the game. Keep up-to-date with all the fixtures and plan your life so that you can kick back and relax when the matches are screened.

This will be the eighth Rugby World Cup, spanning a total of 28 years. The first ever Rugby World Cup was hosted by Australia and New Zealand in 1987 with 16 nations competing for the Webb Ellis Cup. That tournament was won by New Zealand. Since then, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand have all lifted the Webb Ellis Cup twice, while England has won the tournament once. South Africa last brought home the trophy in 2007 after they defeated reigning champions England in a try-less final.

Therefore, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia have the chance this year of being the first team in history to win the Rugby World Cup three times. In 2015, a total of 20 nations will compete – 12 of which qualified automatically from the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and the other eight having qualified through regional competitions.

The 2011 Rugby World Cup was won by the host-nation, New Zealand, who will no doubt play hard to keep the trophy this year.

The only other African country to qualify for this year’s tournament is our northern neighbour, Namibia. Japan is the only Asian country to qualify, and will be the hosts of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Argentina, Canada, the USA and Uruguay will represent the Americas, whereas Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga will represent the Australasian islands. The most entrants from a single continent, however, are from Europe - England, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Scotland and Wales.

Check out our list of the top places to watch the Rugby World Cup in Cape Town and the Winelands. 

 

 

2015 RUGBY WORLD CUP FIXTURES

DATE

MATCH

TIME

VENUE

SEPTEMBER 2015

18 Sep

England vs. Fiji

9pm

Twickenham, London

19 Sep

Tonga vs. Georgia

1pm

Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester

19 Sep

Ireland vs. Canada

3:30pm

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

19 Sep

South Africa vs. Japan

5:45pm

Brighton Community Centre, Brighton

19 Sep

France vs. Italy

9pm

Twickenham, London

20 Sep

Samoa vs. USA

1pm

Brighton Community Centre, Brighton

20 Sep

Wales vs. Uruguay

3:30pm

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

20 Sep

New Zealand vs. Argentina

5:45pm

Wembley Stadium, London

23 Sep

Scotland vs. Japan

3:30pm

Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester

23 Sep

Australia vs. Fiji

5:45pm

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

23 Sep

France vs. Romania

9pm

Olympic Stadium, London

24 Sep

New Zealand vs. Namibia

9pm

Olympic Stadium, London

25 Sep

Argentina vs. Georgia

5:45pm

Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester

26 Sep

Italy vs. Canada

3:30pm

Elland Road, Leeds

26 Sep

South Africa vs. Samoa

5:45pm

Villa Park, Birmingham

26 Sep

England vs. Wales

9pm

Twickenham, London

27 Sep

Australia vs. Uruguay

1pm

Villa Park, Birmingham

27 Sep

Scotland vs. USA

3:30pm

Elland Road, Leeds

27 Sep

Ireland vs. Romania

5:45pm

Wembley Stadium, London

29 Sep

Tonga vs. Namibia

5:45pm

Sandy Park, Exeter

OCTOBER 2015

1 Oct

Wales vs. Fiji

5:45pm

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

1 Oct

France vs. Canada

9pm

Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

2 Oct

New Zealand vs. Georgia

9pm

Millennium stadium, Cardiff

3 Oct

Samoa vs. Japan

3:30pm

Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

3 Oct

South Africa vs. Scotland

5:45pm

St James’ Park, Newcastle

3 Oct

England vs. Australia

9pm

Twickenham, London

4 Oct

Argentina vs. Tonga

3:30pm

Leicester City Stadium, Leicester

4 Oct

Ireland vs. Italy

5:45pm

Olympic Stadium, London

6 Oct

Canada vs. Romania

5:45pm

Leicester City Stadium, Leicester

6 Oct

Fiji vs. Uruguay

9pm

Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

7 Oct

South Africa vs. USA

5:45pm

Olympic Stadium, London

7 Oct

Namibia vs. Georgia

9pm

Sandy Park, Exeter

9 Oct

New Zealand vs. Tonga

9pm

St James’ Park, Newcastle

10 Oct

Samoa vs. Scotland

3:30pm

St James’ Park, Newcastle

10 Oct

Australia vs. Wales

5:45pm

Twickenham, London

10 Oct

England vs. Uruguay

9pm

Manchester City Stadium

11 Oct

Argentina vs. Namibia

1pm

Leicester City Stadium, Leicester

11 Oct

Italy vs. Romania

3:30pm

Sandy Park, Exeter

11 Oct

France vs. Ireland

5:45pm

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

11 Oct

USA vs. Japan

9pm

Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester

17 Oct (QF1)

Winner Pool B vs. Runner-up Pool A

5pm

Twickenham, London

17 Oct (QF2)

Winner Pool C vs. Runner-up Pool D

9pm

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

18 Oct (QF3)

Winner Pool D vs. Runner-up Pool C

2pm

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

18 Oct (QF4)

Winner Pool A vs. Runner-up Pool B

5pm

Twickenham, London

24 Oct (SF1)

Winner QF1 vs. Winner QF2

5pm

Twickenham, London

25 Oct (SF2)

Winner QF3 vs. Winner QF4

8:15pm

Bidvest Stadium

30 Oct

Loser SF1 vs. Loser SF2

10pm

Olympic Stadium, London

31 Oct

Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2

6pm

Twickenham, London

TICKETS FOR THE 2015 RUGBY WORLD CUP IN ENGLAND

Tickets to this year’s Rugby World Cup can be purchased online via Tickets.rugbyworldcup.com and will remain on sale until they are sold out. Visit Rugbyworldcup.com for more information about selling and buying tickets via their Official Resale Service.

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