Japan is the host of the 2019 Rugby World Cup which kicks off on Friday 20th September with the final scheduled for 2nd November.
New Zealand is coming into this competition on the back of an impressive win rate which will see them sweep home the spoils if they can keep to that. Likewise, it should be noted that they are now the first team to win the competition back to back since it was first launched, making them the most motivated team to chase after a hat trick of wins right now.
However, they are not alone on the favorites table. They still have to ward off stiff competition from the likes of Ireland, England and Wales – who was just recently crowned champions of the six nations. On the other side of the world, they still have the menace of Australia to deal with, considering the unlucky record that they always seem to have against this particular team.
First Match Schedules Thailand Time
Russia, Friday, 20th September @ 5.45pm
Australia v Fiji, Saturday, 21st September @ 11.45am
France v Argentina, Saturday, 21st September @ 2.15pm
New Zealand v South Africa, Saturday, 21st September @ 4.45pm
Italy v Namibia, Sunday, 22nd September @ 12.15pm
Ireland v Scotland, Sunday, 22nd September @ 2.45pm
England v Tonga, Sunday, 22nd September @ 5.15pm