Rugby World Cup 2019: Fixtures, results, groups standings, TV schedule, dates, odds & tournament history

All the fixtures, results and Pool standings
All the fixtures, results and Pool standings

All you need for the Rugby World Cup including the fixture schedule, results, updated tables, odds, TV guide, stadiums, history and previous winners.

The 2019 Rugby Union World Cup is now under way in Japan until November 12, with defending champions New Zealand looking to win the competition for a third time in a row.

And you can follow the ITV-televised tournament unfold below.

Rugby World Cup Pools, Fixtures & Results

Semi-Finals

Semi-final 1: England v New Zealand; International Stadium, Yokohama; Saturday October 26, 09.00 BST

Semi-final 2: Wales v South Africa; International Stadium, Yokohama; Sunday October 27, 09.00 BST


Quarter-Finals


POOL STAGES

POOL A

Standings

  1. Japan (Q) P 4 W 4 D 0 L 0 TF 13 PF 115 PA 62 PD +53 BP 3 PTS 19
  2. Ireland (Q) P 4 W 3 D 0 L 1 TF 18 PF 121 PA 27 PD +94 BP 4 PTS 16
  3. Scotland P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 TF 16 PF 119 PA 55 PD +64 BP 2 PTS 11
  4. Samoa P 4 W 1 D 0 L 3 TF 8 PF 58 PA 128 PD -70 BP 1 PTS 5
  5. Russia P 4 W 0 D 0 L 4 TF 1 PF 19 PA 160 PD -141 BP 0 PTS 0

Fixtures & Results (All televised on ITV 1 unless stated)

POOL B

Standings

  1. New Zealand (Q) P 3* W 3 D 0 L 0 TF 22 PF 157 PA 22 PD +135 BP 2 PTS 16
  2. South Africa (Q) P 4 W 3 D 0 L 1 TF 27 PF 185 PA 36 PD +149 BP 3 PTS 15
  3. Italy P 3* W 2 D 0 L 1 TF 14 PF 98 PA 78 PD +20 BP 2 PTS 12
  4. Namibia P 3 W 0 D 0 L 3 TF 3 PF 34 PA 175 PD -141 BP 0 PTS 0
  5. Canada P 3 W 0 D 0 L 3 TF 2 PF 14 PA 177 PD -163 BP 0 PTS 0

*Played three matches - New Zealand v Italy abandoned, 2pts awarded to each side

Fixtures & Results (All televised on ITV 1 unless stated)

POOL C

Standings

  1. England (Q) P 3* W 3 D 0 L 0 TF 17 PF 119 PA 20 PD +99 BP 3 PTS 17
  2. France (Q) P 3* W 3 D 0 L 0 TF 9 PF 79 PA 51 PD +28 BP 1 PTS 15
  3. Argentina P 4 W 2 D 0 L 2 TF 14 PF 106 PA 91 PD +15 BP 3 PTS 11
  4. Tonga P 4 W 1 D 0 L 3 TF 9 PF 67 PA 105 PD -38 BP 2 PTS 6
  5. United States P 3 W 0 D 0 L 4 TF 7 PF 52 PA 156 PD -104 BP 0 PTS 0

*Played three matches - England v France abandoned, 2pts awarded to each side

Fixtures & Results (All televised on ITV 1 unless stated)

POOL D

Standings

  1. Wales (Q) P 4 W 4 D 0 L 0 TF 17 PF 136 PA 69 PD +67 BP 3 PTS 19
  2. Australia (Q) P 4 W 3 D 0 L 1 TF 20 PF 136 PA 68 PD +68 BP 4 PTS 16
  3. Fiji P 4 W 1 D 0 L 3 TF 17 PF 110 PA 108 PD +2 BP 3 PTS 7
  4. Georgia P 4 W 1 D 0 L 3 TF 9 PF 65 PA 122 PD -38 BP 1 PTS 5
  5. Uruguay P 4 W 1 D 0 L 3 TF 6 PF 60 PA 140 PD -80 BP 0 PTS 4

Fixtures & Results (All televised on ITV 1 unless stated)


Knockout stages

Fixtures & Results

  • Quarter-final 1: England 40-16 Australia
  • Quarter-final 2: New Zealand 46-14 Ireland
  • Quarter-final 3: Wales 20-19 France
  • Quarter-final 4: Japan 3-26 South Africa
  • Semi-final 1: England v New Zealand, International Stadium Yokohama, 09.00 BST
  • Semi-final 2: Wales v South Africa, International Stadium Yokohama, 09.00 BST
  • Bronze match: Loser SF 1 v Loser SF 2, Tokyo Stadium
  • Final: Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2, International Stadium Yokohama

Tournament Format

  • There are four pools of five teams. Each nation plays each other once in their pool.
  • The winner and runner-up in each pool will progress to the knock-out stages.
  • There is a quarter-final and semi-final stage before the final.
  • There is also a 'Bronze Final' for the two nations defeated in the semi-finals.

When and where is the 2019 World Cup Final?

  • Saturday November 2; 9.00am BST
  • International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama City

Where can I watch World Cup matches on TV?

ITV have exclusive rights for the World Cup in the UK and will screen every game of the tournament.

Japan caused one of the greatest World Cup upsets in 2015, as they beat South Africa 34-32
Japan caused one of the greatest World Cup upsets in 2015, as they beat South Africa 34-32

World Cup 2019 Facts

  • First Rugby World Cup hosted in Asia
  • Ninth Rugby World Cup
  • 12 host cities from Sapporo in the north to Kumamoto in the south
  • 20 teams
  • 48 matches
  • 207 broadcast territories
  • 3,000 media in attendance
  • 400,000 international visitors
  • 1.8 million attendance
  • 14 million rugby fans in Japan
  • 112 million rugby fans in Asia
  • ¥216.6 billion added value to the Japanese economy

The Trophy

The trophy is known as the William Webb Ellis Trophy, named after the creator of rugby.

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QUIZ: Test your Rugby World Cup knowledge with our quiz

Where is the next World Cup?

France will host the 2023 World Cup. It will be the second time France have been the main host nation of the World Cup.

World Cup history

New Zealand and France contested the first ever World Cup Final in 1987
New Zealand and France contested the first ever World Cup Final in 1987

Notable Dates:

1987: This first World Cup was held jointly in New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand won the tournament.

1991: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France jointly hosted the World Cup, the first in the Northern Hemisphere. Australia beat England in the final at Twickenham.

1995: The final World Cup of the amateur era. Hosts South Africa beat New Zealand in the final, inspired by Nelson Mandela's new rainbow nation.

1999: Australia become the first nation to win the World Cup twice, beating France 35-12 in the Cardiff Final, to add to their 1991 victory.

2003: England win the World Cup to become the first and still only Northern Hemisphere nation to lift the William Webb Ellis Trophy.

2015: New Zealand become the first nation to both win back-to-back World Cups and win the tournament for a third time. In the same tournament England became the first host nation to fail to make it passed the pool stage.

Previous winners

England won the World Cup for the first and so far only time in 2003
England won the World Cup for the first and so far only time in 2003

2015: New Zealand 34-17 Australia, London, England

2011: New Zealand 8-7 France, Auckland, New Zealand

2007: South Africa 15-6 England, Paris, France

2003: England 20-17 Australia (aet), Sydney, Australia

1999: Australia 35-12 France, Cardiff, Wales

1995: South Africa 15-12 New Zealand (aet), Johannesburg, South Africa

1991: Australia 12-6 England, London, England

1987: New Zealand 29-9 France, Auckland, New Zealand

World Cup famous moments

2003 - Jonny Wilkinson kicks England to World Cup Glory

Wilkinson's breathtaking drop goal- RWC Final 2003

1995 - Rugby unites South Africa

Springboks unite a nation: RWC 1995 final

2015 - Japan beat South Africa in greatest World Cup shock

Japan v South Africa - Full Match Highlights and Tries

1987 - New Zealand win first World Cup

New Zealand win Rugby World Cup 1987 | RWC GOLD

World Cup records

Jonah Lomu in action against England in the 1995 World Cup in South Africa
Jonah Lomu in action against England in the 1995 World Cup in South Africa
  • Total World Cup Points: 277 Jonny Wilkinson, England
  • Total World Cup Tries: 15 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand; Bryan Habana, South Africa
  • Most points in one tournament: 126, Grant Fox, New Zealand in 1987
  • Most World Cup matches: 22, Jason Leonard, England
  • Most tries in a World Cup match: 6, Marc Ellis, New Zealand v Japan in 1995
  • Youngster player to appear in a Final: 20 years and 43 days, Jonah Lomu, New Zealand
  • Most tries in a single tournament: 8, Jonah Lomu, New Zealand (1999); Bryan Habana, South Africa (2000)
  • Most points scores in a World Cup game: 145, New Zealand v Japan 1995
  • Biggest winning margin: 142, Australia v Namibia in 2003

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