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The Rugby World Cup comes to Japan in 2019, the first time in the history of the sport that the event has been held in Asia. Between 20th September and 2nd November 2019, 20 international teams compete over 48 matches in 12 host cities, including Oita. Top-tier national teams scheduled to play at the futuristic Oita Stadium, which was originally built for the FIFA World Cup held in Japan and South Korea in 2002, include New Zealand’s All Blacks, Australia’s Wallabies and Wales. Oita is also the venue for two quarter final matches that will include two teams from Pool C, which consists of England, France, Argentina, USA and Tonga.
02 Oct 2019 | New Zealand vs. Canada
05 Oct 2019 | Australia vs. Uruguay
09 Oct 2019 | Wales vs. Fiji
19 Oct 2019 | Quarter-Final 1 Winner Pool C vs. Runner Up Pool D
20 Oct 2019 | Quarter-Final 3 Winner Pool D vs. Runner Up Pool C
For further details please see the official Oita Rugby Information website.
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The Rugby World Cup comes to Japan in 2019, the first time the event has been held in Asia.