The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth Rugby World Cup. It will be held in Japan from Friday, 20 September to Saturday, 2 November. This will be the first time the tournament is to be held in Asia, the first time consecutive tournaments have been staged in the same hemisphere, and also the first time that the event will take place outside the traditional heartland of the sport.
As the tournament approaches, rugby fever will be taking hold of the country.
The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place at Tokyo Stadium in Chōfu, and the final match will be held at International Stadium Yokohama in Kanagawa. This will be a great time of year to visit Japan weatherwise as it won’t be too hot and it won’t be too cold either. Perfect weather for rugby and rugby spectating!
The teams participating are divided into four pools of five teams. There’s a total of 48 matches that will be played, this includes the 40 pool matches, quarter-finals, semi-finals, a bronze-final and the final. These matches will be played in 12 state-of-the-art stadiums right across Japan.