The upcoming Rugby World Cup 2019 will happen from 20 September to 2 November 2019. The 2019 edition of the Rugby World Cup will be the first tournament taking place in Asia. It is also the first time that the event takes place outside the traditional original land of the sport. We have put this handy guide together on how to watch the rugby world cup online.

Rugby World Cup Locations

The opening match will happen at Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo. And the final game will be at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. There will be 12 venues which will host all of the international rugby matches.

How to watch The Rugby World Cup Online

For the viewers in the UK, you could watch all of the 48 matches for free on ITV, ITV4, or ITV Hub.

If you are in a country not showing the tournament you can stream using a VPN service. You just need to make sure you select the country of choice and then follow the steps below. Check local copyright laws to make sure you are not breaking any before you stream.

  1. Purchase a VPN subscription such as Express VPN.
  2. Download the VPN app on the device of your choice.
  3. Connect to a UK VPN server.
  4. Connect to the streaming provider in this case ITV.
  5. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Rugby World Cup!

Want to stream The Rugby World Cup on the go and use no data

Fear not folks because if you are out and about during the game you want to watch then there is a way you can stream all the games to your phone or tablet using Three’s Go Binge service.

Along with services such as Snapchat Three have zero rated TV Player so all you need to do is sign up to TV Player be on a compatible plan and away you go, get streaming from a beach, park or anywhere you have signal in the UK.

Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures


Fri 20 Sep Japan v Russia (Tokyo), 11.45am

Sun 22 Sep Ireland v Scotland (Yokohama), 8.45am

Tue 24 Sep Russia v Samoa (Kumagaya), 11.15am

Sat 28 Sep Japan v Ireland (Shizuoka), 8.15am

Mon 30 Sep Scotland v Samoa (Kobe), 11.15am

Thu 3 Oct Ireland v Russia (Kobe), 11.15am

Sat 5 Oct Japan v Samoa (Toyota), 11.30am

Wed 9 Oct Scotland v Russia (Shizuoka), 8.15am

Sat 12 Oct Ireland v Samoa (Fukuoka), 11.45am

Sun 13 Oct Japan v Scotland (Yokohama), 11.45am

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Sat 21 Sep New Zealand v South Africa (Yokohama), 10.45am

Sun 22 Sep Italy v Namibia (Osaka), 6.15am

Thu 26 Sept Italy v Canada (Fukuoka), 8.45am

Sat 28 Sep South Africa v Namibia (Toyota), 10.45am

Wed 2 Oct New Zealand v Canada (Oita), 11.15am

Fri 4 Oct South Africa v Italy (Shizuoka), 10.45am

Sun 6 Oct New Zealand v Namibia (Tokyo), 5.45am

Tue 8 Oct South Africa v Canada (Kobe), 11.15am

Sat 12 Oct New Zealand v Italy (Toyota), 5.45am

Sun 13 Oct Namibia v Canada (Kamaishi), 4.15am


Sat 21 Sep France v Argentina (Tokyo), 8.15am

Sun 22 Sep England v Tonga (Sapporo), 11.15am

Thu 26 Sep England v USA (Kobe), 11.45am

Sat 28 Sep Argentina v Tonga (Osaka), 5.45am

Wed 2 Oct France v USA (Fukuoka), 8.45am

Sat 5 Oct England v Argentina (Tokyo), 9.00am

Sun 6 Oct France v Tonga (Kumamoto), 8.45am

Wed 9 Oct Argentina v USA (Kumagaya), 5.45am

Sat 12 Oct England v France (Yokohama), 9.15am

Sun 13 Oct USA v Tonga (Osaka), 6.45am


Sat 21 Sep Australia v Fiji (Sapporo), 5.45am

Mon 23 Sep Wales v Georgia (Toyota), 11.15am

Wed 25 Sep Fiji v Uruguay (Kamaishi), 6.15am

Sun 29 Sep Georgia v Uruguay (Kumagaya), 6.15am

Sun 29 Sep Australia v Wales (Tokyo), 8.45am

Thu 3 Oct Georgia v Fiji (Osaka), 6.15am

Sat 5 Oct Australia v Uruguay (Oita), 6.15am

Wed 9 Oct Wales v Fiji (Oita), 10.45am

Fri 11 Oct Australia v Georgia (Shizuoka), 11.15am

Sun 13 Oct Wales v Uruguay (Kumamoto), 9.15am

Sat 19 Oct QF1 Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (Oita), 8.15am

Sat 19 Oct QF2 Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (Tokyo), 11.15am

Sun 20 Oct QF3 Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (Oita), 8.15am

Sun 20 Oct QF4 Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (Tokyo), 11.15am

Sat 26 Oct Winner QF1 v Winner QF2 (Yokohama), 9.00am

Sun 27 Oct Winner QF3 v Winner QF4 (Yokohama), 9.00am

Fri 1 Nov Third-place Play-off (Tokyo), 9.00am

Sat 2 Nov RWC 2019 Final (Yokohama), 9.00am

Wear your team colours

It’s great to show support for your home nation or nation of choice during the tournaments. Head on over to Canterbury hailing from New Zealand they have been kitting out Rugby teams like England since 1904.