Ireland is the team that occupies the number 2 position in the Rugby world rankings. That position is not surprising considering their team won 22 of 31 tests since the 2015 World Cup. Besides, Ireland also won their victory over New Zealand in the 2018 Grand Slam and the first series victory in Australia. Considering the plunge so far, Ireland has high hopes of success at the upcoming RWC 2019 in Japan. The Irish national rugby union team has played all eight Rugby World Cup tournaments. Ireland has played in most of the quarter-finals, missing two matches, but have never advanced to the semi-finals. Ireland has competed in every Rugby World Cup since the sport was first held in 1987 in Australia and New Zealand.
Ireland will be in Pool A and will compete against Scotland, Japan, Russia, and Samoa. Here are the fixtures for group A matches:
- Sun, Sep 22, 2019, Match 6
Ireland vs. Scotland, Local time kick off 16:45
International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
- Sat, Sep 28, 2019, Match 14
Ireland vs. Japan, Local time kick off 16:15
Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture
- Thu, Oct 3, 2019, Match 22
Ireland vs. Russia, Local time kicks off at 19:15
Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe City
- Sat, Oct 12, 2019, Match 36
Ireland vs. Samoa, Local time kick off 19:45
Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City
For rugby fans in Ireland who cannot watch the RWC 2019 tournament directly in Japan, there is no need to be disappointed. You can watch it instantly from your homes through TV channels. For Ireland, TV channels that will broadcast live matches from Japan are RTE sport, Eir Sport 1, and Eir Sport 2. Also, you can see all the latest updates, news and information for free through the official RWC 2019 website. Visit www.rugbyworldcup.com to find out more information about the team, list of names, places, ways to get there, tickets, and so on.