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This year's Rugby World Cup is hosted by France and takes place from 8th September until 28th October. 20 teams will battle it out across Pools A to D as they try to reach the knockout stages and be crowned champion. South Africa took the win in 2019, but are they ready to step up again or is there another team waiting in the wings to show what they are made of? Keep reading to find out more. 

Live coverage

Live coverage is led by Mark Pougatch, Jill Douglas, David Flatman and Hugh Woozencroft, with pundits including Brian O'Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson. All matches will be available to watch across ITV1, ITV4 and ITVX so you can watch on your TV or out and about. 

Key dates for England 

  • Saturday 9th September at 8pm - England vs Argentina
  • Sunday 17th September at 8pm - England vs Japan
  • Saturday 23rd September at 4.45pm - England vs Chile
  • Saturday 7th October at 4.45pm - England vs Samoa

Key dates for Wales

  • Sunday 10th September at 8pm - Wales vs Fiji 
  • Saturday 16th September at 4.45pm - Wales vs Portugal
  • Sunday 24th September at 8pm - Wales vs Australia 
  • Saturday 7th October at 2pm - Wales vs Georgia 

Key dates for Scotland

  • Sunday 10th September at 4.45pm - South Africa vs Scotland
  • Sunday 24th September at 4.45pm - Scotland vs Tonga
  • Saturday 30th September at 8pm - Scotland vs Romania 
  • Saturday 7th October at 8pm - Ireland vs Scotland

Key dates for Ireland

  • Saturday 9th September at 2.30pm - Ireland vs Romania
  • Saturday 16th September at 4.45pm - Ireland vs Tonga
  • Saturday 23rd September at 8pm - South Africa vs Ireland 
  • Saturday 7th October at 8pm - Ireland vs Scotland

Knockout Stages

  • Quarter Finals - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October
  • Semi Finals - Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October
  • Bronze Final - Friday 27th October
  • Final - Saturday 28th October

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