The rugby world cup 2019 is less than two months away. It is about to begin in September, and the rugby world cup 2019 dates finals are to be in 2nd November. The place of the world cup has been fixed at Japan, and for the first time this world cup is happening in Asia, and outside the rugby heartland. The location for 2019 world cup had been fixed back at 2009, by the International Rugby Board. The countries which were interested in hosting the world cup, were asked to place their claim by August 2008. Among the countries that did, Australia and Russia backed out within a few months of appealing. So the board chose Japan among the remaining countries, as the host for 2019 world cup, and England was chosen to be the host for 2015 world cup.
Schedule of the world cup
The whole world cup will take place for about one and a half months, It starts from 20th September and it continues till 2nd November, that is when the world cup final is. According to rugby world cup 2019 schedule, the group league stage matches will continue from 20th September to 13th October. The quarter finals will be for two days, October 19 and October 20. The semifinal among the top four teams will be also for two consecutive days October 26 and 27. Unlike other world cups, in Rugby there is a spot for 3rd place and it is called the Bronze final. This game happens between the two teams who lose in the semifinals; the one who wins gets the bronze and is officially in the third place. The grand final of this year’s world cup takes place on 2nd November.
In the initial stage, the teams are divided in to four different groups and among each group they play to qualify for the next round, which is the quarter final. The teams who are participating in this year’s tournament are Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Canada, Namibia, England, France, USA, Argentina, Tonga, Australia, Wales, Fiji, Uruguay, Georgia. These are the countries that form the rugby world cup 2019 groups.
Tickets and Packages
If you want some of the best seats in this year’s world cup, then it is best for you to already start booking tickets. Otherwise all the good tickets will be gone. You can check the availability of the tickets by rugby world cup 2019 login in the official page. Since there will be many people flying down to Japan for the game, the tour companies will be offering special rugby world cup 2019 packages to attract more people in to coming to Japan. Apart from taking you to stadiums and arranging transport for you, they might also arrange for one or two day city tour foe you I get the hang of a whole new country. In case you want to stay back for a few more days, you might talk to your tour manager about extending your trip. You need to buy your own rugby world cup 2019 tickets, because that will not be provided by any tour company or manager.
Watching world cup on TV
In case you do not manage to buy tickets sand reach Japan on time for the world cup, you can always watch eth matches on TV. ITV has bought the copyrights for this world cup well, and so whether you are in USA or UK or somewhere else you can watch rugby world cup 2019 live through ITV, and as the world cup will draw nearer they will reveal more channels and telecast partners and you can watch all the matches there only.
Since world cups are much anticipated there are already many rugby world cup 2019 fixtures. Experts all over the world are already starting their analysis and stat calculations for rugby world cup. Some of these predictions are about rugby world cup 2019 who will win. In the first pool, Ireland has record of winning grand championship previously, but somehow they always fail to paly in the world cup. But this year, they might have an have unprecedented depth, illustrated by their best club, Scotland are amazing in their home ground but, they could barely play outside their home ground and for the same reason they lost to New Zealand last year in spite of their victory over England.
This year they are expected to play either South Africa or New Zealand at some point. Japan has their home ground advantage, so they are posing to be a big threat as well. In Pool B, is the all-time favorite New Zealand who like all year is expected to win the world cup. South Africa was slagging behind, until a few years ago but now they have come forward and so can be considered an underdog. Pool C is probably by far the toughest pool. England is not exactly in a good form right now, and a France and USA have a mixed consistency, Argentina had a better Rugby Championship with an away win over Australia and close games with the others, if they could maintain their form they surely can turn out to be among the best. Among eth other pool, Australia is expected to reach the quarter finals, Wales might reach the semifinals, while Fiji and Georgia to battle it out for the third place.
So as usual the world cup is expected to bring forth a bag full of surprises, which will make the fans of respective teams sometime soon in disappoint and sometime celebrate in joy, what whatever be it the essence of the world cup and most particularly of rugby is to be executed well and without any thing to complain. Japan is pretty much excited to play their role as host for the first time and so are the first time, it’s the ball all are waiting for to roll!