Russia game at 6. Tokyo Stadium will host the starting games. Also, check out Flashscore official website for detailed analysis and scores of all matches. The Rugby World Cup official site fives you complete highlights and post-match analysis after each game. Japan vs.
The Japanese are among a number of lower-ranked nations hoping to cause a stir on the big stage they did just that four years ago by beating South Africa , but what about the main contenders for the crown?
For England, anything other than winning the tournament is likely to be seen as a disaster. After failing to get out of the group stage on home soil four years ago under Stuart Lancaster, coach Eddie Jones has turned the Red Rose into a pragmatic and pugnacious side capable of going all the way.
Now, pitted against both France and Argentina in Pool C, comes what could be their defining moment.
What about Wales? As for Ireland and Scotland, these Pool B rivals go head to head this Sunday in one of the must-watch matches of the opening weekend.
With a blend of flair and grit, the Irish have proven they can beat anyone on their day and would be worthy champions.
Defending champions New Zealand remain the team to beat, despite not being top of the world rankings never, ever rule out the All Blacks , while Australia and South Africa still have the talent to make a serious run at the trophy.
The Rugby World Cup is ready for lift off. All you need to do now is get the lowdown on the fixtures. From the pool stage to the final, find out when you need to be in front of the telly with our interactive fixtures guide below….
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