Japan is hosting the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 live this year. It will start on September 29 and end on November 2 with 20 teams participating. There will be 48 matches and numerous places to watch it via live stream. New Zealand is the defending champion and this year’s matches promise to be exciting.
By country, the following channels are where these matches can be viewed live: If watching in Japan, you can see it live on Nippon TV, J Sports and NHK. In Brazil, the RWC can be viewed on ESPN. In the Arab League nations, viewers can watch on RTC Sports. While Canada and Fiji have yet to announce live stream channels, the matches can be viewed on TF1 in France and Monaco. In Germany, this can viewed on Ran and Prosieben Maxx. Ireland is live streaming on 3 channels: RTE Sport, EIR Sport 1 and EIR Sport 2.
The defending champions New Zealand are showing the matches on TVNZ. In South America, the RWC can be viewed on ESPN. In the UK, these matches can be viewed on ITV, ITV4 and ITV Hub. The Rugby World Cup 2019 can be viewed on NBC Sports Gold, NBC and Univision in the United States. In Sub Saharan Africa, this can be viewed on Supersport.
Additional countries that have yet to announce what channels the Rugby World Cup 2019 live will be broadcast on include Georgia, Russia, Oceania, Romania and Spain.
In the United States and the UK, all 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup 2019 will be broadcast live. In the US, the all will be live streamed on NBC Sports Gold and selected matches will be available for free on NBC and Univision. In Ireland , one opening group match, all Ireland matches and 8 knockouts will be live on RTE Sports in addition to 13 other matches. EIR Sports 1 and 2 will air all 48 matches live across the entire country in Ireland.
The Rugby World Cup 2019 live will kick off in Tokyo Stadium in Chofu, which will host the opening Japan and Russia match. This will be played on September 20th and the final match of the RWC will be held in Kanagawa in Stadium Yokohama.