With England, France and 2015 semi-finalists Argentina in the group, Pool C is perhaps the toughest of the four sections. And with Americas 1 qualifiers the United States and Oceania 2 representatives Tonga in the pool it is understandably being dubbed a group of death.
France and Argentina get proceedings in the pool off to a thrilling start on 21 September at Tokyo Stadium.
|MATCH NO||DATE||TEAMS||KICKOFF TIME||VENUE|
|3||Saturday, Sept 21||France vs Argentina||16:15||Tokyo Stadium|
|7||Sunday, Sept 22||England vs Tonga||19:15||Sapporo Dome|
|12||Thursday, Sept 26||England vs United States||19:45||Kobe Misaki Stadium|
|13||Saturday, Sept 28||Argentina vs Tonga||13:45||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|
|19||Wednesday, Oct 2||France vs United States||16:45||Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium|
|25||Saturday, Oct 5||England vs Argentina||17:00||Tokyo Stadium|
|28||Sunday, Oct 6||France vs Tonga||16:45||Kumamoto Stadium|
|30||Wednesday, Oct 9||Argentina vs United States||13:45||Kumagaya Rugby Stadium|
|35||Saturday, Oct 12||England vs France||17:15||International Stadium Yokohama|
|38||Sunday, Oct 13||United States vs Tonga||14:45||Hanazono Rugby Stadium|