Ireland’s opening fixture will be against Scotland.

Ireland will face arguably their toughest opponent in their group first when they face Scotland on the Sunday 22nd of September at International Stadium in Yokohama, with and Irish time kick off of 7:45am.

World Rugby have today confirmed the tournament’s fixtures which will begin in less than two year’s time..

Ireland’s second game will be a tie with the hosts, Japan, on September 28, before facing their ‘Europe 1’ side and then finally meeting the ‘play off winner’ in their last game on the 12th of October

Ireland’s 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool 1 schedule

  • Ireland v Scotland, Sunday 22 September, International Stadium, Yokohama, 7.45am (Irish time)
  • Ireland v Japan, Saturday 28 September, Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA, Shizuoka Prefecture, 7.15am (Irish time)
  • Ireland v Europe 1, Thursday 3 October, Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe, 10.15am (Irish time)
  • Ireland v play-off winner, Saturday 12 October, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka, 10.45am (Irish time)