Watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup live on ITV
ITV is the official tournament broadcaster for the UK. You can watch all 48 games for free on TVPlayer.
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location in the UK.
- Head to TVPlayer and sign up.
- Enjoy the matches!
Stream the Rugby World Cup on NBC
NBC has the U.S. broadcasting rights. If you don’t have an NBC subscription, you can watch the games with a variety of free trials.
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location in the U.S.
- Use the free trials on fuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, or DirecTV.
- Enjoy the matches!
Other ways to watch Rugby World Cup streams
No other free broadcasts have been announced. Be on the lookout on sites like Reddit for other streaming options.
Is there a BBC Rugby World Cup stream?
The BBC does not have broadcasting rights to this year’s Rugby World Cup. That said, head to the BBC rugby page for the latest news and expert analysis.
2019 Rugby World Cup results and schedule
All times in Japan Standard Time:
|Fri, Sept 20||–||Opening ceremony||18:30||Tokyo Stadium|
|Fri, Sept 20||A||Japan vs. Russia||19:45||Tokyo Stadium|
|Sat, Sep 21||D||Australia vs. Fiji||13:45||Sapporo Dome|
|Sat, Sep 21||C||France vs. Argentina||16:15||Tokyo Stadium|
|Sat, Sep 21||B||New Zealand vs. South Africa||18:45||International Stadium Yokohama|
|Sun, Sep 22||B||Italy vs. Namibia||14:15||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|
|Sun, Sep 22||A||Ireland vs. Scotland||16:15||International Stadium Yokohama|
|Sun, Sep 22||C||England vs. Toga||19:15||Sapporo Dome|
|Mon, Sep 23||D||Wales vs. Georgia||19:15||City of Toyota Stadium|
|Tues, Sep 24||A||Russia vs. Samoa||19:15||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium|
|Wed, Sep 25||D||Fiji vs. Uruguay||14:15||Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium|
|Thurs, Sep 26||B||Italy vs. Canada||16:45||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium|
|Thurs, Sep 26||C||England vs. United States||19:45||Kobe Misaki Stadium|
|Sat, Sep 28||C||Argentina vs. Tonga||13:45||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|
|Sat, Sep 28||A||Japan vs. Ireland||16:15||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa|
|Sat, Sep 28||B||South Africa vs. Namibia||18:45||City of Toyota Stadium|
|Sun, Sep 29||D||Georgia vs. Uruguay||14:15||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium|
|Sun, Sep 29||D||Australia vs. Wales||16:45||Tokyo Stadium|
|Mon, Sep 30||A||Scotland vs. Samoa||19:15||Kobe Misaki Stadium|
|Wed, Oct 2||C||France vs. United States||16:45||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium|
|Wed, Oct 2||B||New Zealand vs. Canada||19:15||Oita Stadium|
|Thurs, Oct 3||D||Georgia vs. Fiji||14:15||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|
|Thurs, Oct 3||A||Ireland vs. Russia||19:15||Kobe Misaki Stadium|
|Fri, Oct 4||B||South Africa vs. Italy||18:45||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa|
|Sat, Oct 5||D||Australia vs. Uruguay||14:15||Oita Stadium|
|Sat, Oct 5||C||England vs. Argentina||17:00||Tokyo Stadium|
|Sat, Oct 5||A||Japan vs. Samoa||19:30||City of Toyota Stadium|
|Sun, Oct 6||B||New Zealand vs. Namibia||13:45||Tokyo Stadium|
|Sun, Oct 6||C||France vs. Tonga||16:45||Kumamoto Stadium|
|Tues, Oct 8||B||South Africa vs. Canada||19:15||Kobe Misaki Stadium|
|Wed, Oct 9||C||Argentina vs. United States||13:45||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium|
|Wed, Oct 9||A||Scotland vs. Russia||16:15||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa|
|Wed, Oct 9||D||Wales vs. Fiji||18:45||Oita Stadium|
|Fri, Oct 11||D||Australia vs. Georgia||19:15||Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa|
|Sat, Oct 12||B||New Zealand vs. Italy||13:45||City of Toyota Stadium|
|Sat, Oct 12||C||England vs. France||17:15||International Stadium Yokohama|
|Sat, Oct 12||A||Ireland vs. Samoa||19:45||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium|
|Sun, Oct 13||B||Namibia vs. Canada||12:15||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium|
|Sun, Oct 13||C||United States vs. Tonga||14:45||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|
|Sun, Oct 13||D||Wales vs. Uruguay||17:15||Kumamoto Stadium|
|Sun, Oct 13||A||Japan vs. Scotland||19:45||International Stadium Yokohama|
|Sat, Oct 19||–||Quarterfinal 1||16:15||Oita Stadium|
|Sat, Oct 19||–||Quarterfinal 2||19:15||Tokyo Stadium|
|Sun, Oct 20||–||Quarterfinal 3||16:15||Oita Stadium|
|Sun, Oct 20||–||Quarterfinal 4||19:15||Tokyo Stadium|
|Sat, Oct 26||–||Semifinal 1||17:00||International Stadium Yokohama|
|Sun, Oct 27||–||Semifinal 2||18:00||International Stadium Yokohama|
|Fri, Nov 1||–||Bronze Final||18:00||Tokyo Stadium|
|Sat, Nov 2||–||Final||18:00||International Stadium Yokohama|
Infographic: Best ways to stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup
List of Rugby World Cup winners
1987: New Zealand
1995: South Africa
2007: South Africa
2011: New Zealand
2015: New Zealand
Rugby World Cup 2019 winner predictions
If current history is anything to go by, you’d be foolish to bet against New Zealand this year. The All Blacks have a 77% winning record in test match rugby and have held the top spot in the World Rugby Rankings longer than all other teams combined. Plus, there’s the small matter of them being two-time defending champions in the biggest tournament in international rugby.
ExpressVPN expects the All Blacks to beat South Africa in the opening match and claim a third consecutive world title.
Leave your predictions for the Rugby World Cup below, and don’t forget to tune in with your VPN!