2019 Pool A fixtures

2019 Rugby World Cup Pools

Pool A

Ireland are the top seeds in the pool, with Scotland and Japan the other automatic qualifiers. European qualifiers Russia and play-off winners Samoa complete the group.

The opening game in the pool gets the tournament underway when Japan face Russia at Tokyo Stadium on 20 September.

1 Friday, Sept 20 Japan vs Russia 19:45 Tokyo Stadium
6 Sunday, Sept 22 Ireland vs Scotland 16:45 International Stadium Yokohama
9 Tuesday, Sept 24 Russia vs Samoa 19:15 Kumagaya Rugby Stadium
14 Saturday, Sept 28 Japan vs Ireland 16:15 Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa
18 Monday, Sept 30 Scotland vs Samoa 19:15 Kobe Misaki Stadium
22 Thursday, Oct 3 Ireland vs Russia 19:15 Kobe Misaki Stadium
26 Saturday, Oct 5 Japan vs Samoa 19:30 City of Toyota Stadium
31 Wednesday, Oct 9 Scotland vs Russia 16:15 Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa
36 Saturday, Oct 12 Ireland vs Samoa 19:45 Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium
40 Sunday, Oct 13 Japan vs Scotland 19:45 International Stadium Yokohama