Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures: Match schedule and venues for September 22

The Black Caps made their intentions clear with a thumping 23-13 win over South Africa in the blockbuster Pool B clash in Yokohama.

Several teams are considered capable of denying New Zealand an unprecedented third straight title.   -  AP

The first Rugby World Cup in Asia kicked off Friday at a packed Tokyo Stadium, as the game seeks to tap into a new fanbase beyond its traditional heartlands in Europe and the southern hemisphere.

The tournament, which culminates on November 2, promises to be one of the most open in history, with several teams considered capable of denying New Zealand an unprecedented third straight title.

However, the Black Caps made their intentions clear with a thumping 23-13 win over South Africa in the blockbuster Pool B clash in Yokohama.

Sunday, September 22

  • Ireland vs Scotland, International Stadium Yokohama
  • Italy vs Namibia, Hanazono Rugby Stadium
  • England vs Tonga, Sapporo Dome

The quarterfinals will be played on October 19-20 while the semifinals are slated to be held on October 26-27.The third-place play-off is on November 1. The Final is on November 2.

With inputs from AFP