Russia vs Japan Live: The 2019 Rugby World Cup is upon us. Hosts Japan open the 2019 edition with a match against Russia on Friday afternoon. Here’s what you need to know. Japan captain Michael Leitch revealed that he’s “all over the place” in practice in the run-up to this week’s Rugby World Cup opener against Russia.
Excitement has reached fever pitch…the battle for the William Webb Ellis Cup begins this Friday, September 20, kicking off six weeks of thrilling action! The 2019 Rugby World Cup is set to be held for the first time in Japan and twenty teams will be going up against each other across 48 matches.
It’s shaping up to be the most evenly-contested tournament in its history, and you can watch all the action, no matter where you are, by following our Rugby World Cup live stream guide below.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of tipsters are split between New Zealand, their neighbours Australia, and South Africa as to who will win the tournament.
Nevertheless, the balance of power in the rugby world has shifted towards the northern hemisphere in recent years, with Wales, Ireland, and England all having been in and around the world number one ranking position, and Scotland not too far behind.
Or is this the year that one of the less fashionable nations step up and show what they can do? We all know how dangerous Argentina are, but what of Fiji, Georgia and the hosts themselves?
If you want to know where you’ll be able to watch every single match, we’ll tell you exactly where you can catch it online with a Rugby World Cup live stream and the broadcasters that are showing it absolutely FREE. No matter where on Earth you are, we’ll make sure you know where to catch the coverage.