Rugby World Cup 2019


The 9th Rugby World Cup came to Japan in 2019, the first time in the history of the sport that the event had been held in Asia. Between 20th September and 2nd November 2019, 20 international teams competed over 48 matches in 12 host cities, including Oita. Top-tier national teams that played pool matches at the futuristic Showa Denko Oita Dome, a stadium that was originally built for the FIFA World Cup held in Japan and South Korea in 2002, included New Zealand's All Blacks, Australia’s Wallabies and Wales. Oita was also the venue for two quarter final matches that included England and France.

Matches played in Oita:

02 Oct 2019 | New Zealand vs. Canada

05 Oct 2019 | Australia vs. Uruguay

09 Oct 2019 | Wales vs. Fiji

19 Oct 2019 | England vs. Australia

20 Oct 2019 | Wales vs. France

Japan, Oita, 大分市

At a glance

When the Rugby World Cup came to Japan and Oita.

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