Rugby World Cup hub page: Fixtures, pools, free tips, videos, interviews and quiz

All of Sporting Life's Rugby World Cup preview content in one place
All of Sporting Life's Rugby World Cup preview content in one place

The Rugby World Cup begins on Friday September 20, as hosts Japan take on Russia in the opening match, in what is being predicated as the most open tournament to date.

Sporting Life will have every angle of the competition covered over the next two months, including match previews, news, squad guides, free tips for each round of fixtures, podcasts, videos and exclusive interviews. You can follow it all via our dedicated hub page here.

You can also access all our World Cup preview articles below by clicking on the images.


Fast start for Springboks

Tony Calvin takes a look at the opening salvos of the World Cup and expects South Africa, his pre-tournament fancies, to have a strong start in Japan. Check out his other first round selections.

Siya Kolisi in action for South Africa
Our rugby tipster expects a strong start for his World Cup fancies South Africa


England's World Cup chances

2003 World Cup winner Dorian West and 2007 finalist Mark Cueto give their views on England's chances in Japan.


England's parallels

Gareth Jones examines how lower expectations aided Gareth Southgate's England to gain surprise success at the Russia World Cup and how the same could lead to glory for Eddie Jones' rugby squad in Japan.

Could lower expectations help England to success in Japan, as they did in Russia in 2018
Could lower expectations help England to success in Japan, as they did in Russia in 2018


Outright betting preview

Tony Calvin outlines his best bets for the Rugby World Cup

Outright preview of Rugby World Cup
Outright preview of the Rugby World Cup


World Cup preview podcast

England 2003 World Cup winner Dorian West and 2007 finalist Mark Cueto join Gareth Jones to provide unrivalled insight into the 2019 tournament, while sharing their own World Cup memories and experiences

Listen to our Rugby World Cup podcast with World Cup winner Dorian West and England finalist Mark Cueto
Listen to our Rugby World Cup podcast with World Cup winner Dorian West and England finalist Mark Cueto


World Cup guide

A complete guide the the Rugby World Cup, including pools, fixtures, key stats, odds, and history.

This will be the first Rugby World Cup held in Asia
A complete guide to the Rugby World Cup, including fixtures and pools


Red alert as World Cup approaches

Tony Calvin heads to the specials markets for his final pre-tournament World Cup wager with punters advised to stay on red alert.

Tony Calvin expects more red cards than usual in the World Cup
Tony Calvin expects more red cards than usual in the World Cup


Route to the Final prediction

Gareth Jones predicts how the route to the final will unfold, with recommended bets along the way

Rugby expert Gareth Jones predicts the route to the Rugby World Cup final
Rugby expert Gareth Jones predicts the route to the Rugby World Cup final


World Cup squads

Knowing everything about every competition nation with our team guides, including full squads, key player and squad summary

A guide to every nation competing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
A guide to every nation competing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan


World Cup specials

Tony Calvin picks out his World Cup specials, including a top try scorer selection

Tony Calvin has a strong fancy to top the tryscoring charts
Tony Calvin has a strong fancy to top the tryscoring charts


Vote

Tell us who you think will win the Word Cup with our vote

Who do you think will win the Rugby World Cup?
Who do you think will win the Rugby World Cup?


View from the press box

The ITV commentary team outline their winners, finalists, player of the tournament and who will have a World Cup to forget.

ITV's top rugby commentators give their World Cup insight exclusively to Sporting Life
ITV's top rugby commentators give their World Cup insight exclusively to Sporting Life


Rugby World Cup quiz

Test your memory bangs as our World Cup quiz takes a look back at some of the most famous of the tournament

Test your Rugby World Cup knowledge with our quiz
Test your Rugby World Cup knowledge with our quiz


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