Ireland To Play Scotland in Rugby World Cup Opener


Following the mornings live stream, it has been confirmed Ireland will play rivals Scotland in the opening round of their Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign.

The match will take place on Sunday, September 22nd 2019 at the International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.

The game schedule was live streamed from Tokyo in the early hours this morning by World Rugby and the Japanese organising committee, who further revealed kick off for Ireland’s first round will be 4.45pm local time (8.45am in Ireland).

The Irish team will then make their way to, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, after a six day rest period for their second round clash with competition hosts, Japan.

Ireland’s third and fourth pool fixtures will take place on Thursday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 12th, against the Europe 1 qualifiers and the Play-off 1 winners.

The tournament will be hosted in Japan between September 20th and November 2nd, 2019 with tickets due to go on sale in January 2018.

However, supporter tours and domestic priority sales and fans can register their interest for tickets through the official website as soon as, at –

Mark it in your diaries folks!

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