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Rugby World Cup 2019 TV guide

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Australian broadcast details for the 2019 Rugby World Cup saw both Fox Sports and Channel Ten broadcast the tournament on Australian televisions.

The 2019 World Cup was hosted in Japan, starting on Friday, September 20 and running until the final on November 2.

How to watch the Rugby World Cup on TV

The only place to get every match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup live is on Fox Sports, who will be running a dedicated Rugby World Cup channel during the tournament. Whether it will be an entirely new channel, or will simply supplant one of their existing Fox Sports networks, is yet to be announced.

They will broadcast every single match of the 2019 tournament live, with no ad breaks during play. To see what their broadcast schedule will look like, simply check out the full World Cup fixture.

Of course, if you want to watch Fox Sports’ coverage, you’ll need a valid Foxtel TV subscription to do so, although if you’d rather stream the footage, Kayo Sports is your best option.

If you’ve only got access to free-to-air television you’re still in luck – but only if you want to watch Wallabies matches and the opening game of the tournament.

In addition to the Japan-Russia opener, Channel Ten will broadcast all four Wallabies group stage matches live, while they’ll also broadcast two quarter-finals, one semi-final, the third-place play-off, and the final.

All times in the table below are AEDT.


Rugby World Cup free-to-air TV schedule (games shown by Network Ten)

Date Time Team 1 Team 2 Venue
Fri Sep 20 8:45 PM Japan Russia Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo
Sat Sep 21 2:45 PM Australia Fiji Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Sun Sep 29 5:45 PM Australia Wales Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo
Sat Oct 5 3:15 PM Australia Uruguay Oita Stadium, Oita
Fri Oct 11 9:15 PM Australia Georgia Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka
Sat Oct 19 6:15 PM England Australia Oita Stadium, Oita
Sun Oct 20 6:15 PM Wales France Oita Stadium, Oita
Sat Oct 26 7:00 PM England New Zealand International Stadium, Yokohama
Third-place play-off
Fri Nov 1 8:00 PM New Zealand Wales Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo
Sat Nov 2 8:00 PM England South Africa International Stadium, Yokohama

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