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The sporting event of the year is in progress in Japan: the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The ninth edition of the competition takes place over six weeks, culminating in the final in Yokohama on November 2.
Here is how to watch the competition, with TV channel details of each match.
Who will be broadcasting in the UK?
ITV has exclusive broadcasting rights for the next two World Cups – the 2019 event in Japan and 2023 in France.
Which TV channel will each game be on?
Most Rugby World Cup matches will be aired on ITV, with the exception of 10 which will be shown on ITV 4 (see full fixtures list below).
How many people watch matches in the UK?
Well, according to ITV, there was a peak audience of 11.5 million for England’s matches in 2015 against Fiji, Wales and Australia, and the final.
If you’re planning to watch the tournament this year, we also have a guide on the best pubs and sports bars to watch the Rugby World Cup across the UK
What are the latest standings?
As the tournament continues, here’s a basic run-down of how it works:
The opening group stage of the competition sees 20 teams attempt to battle their way out of four Pools – A, B, C and D. Each Pool contains five teams and only two can advance into the knockout rounds.
From there it is standard quarter-final, semi-final, final format.
Which games have been cancelled?
Due to Typhoon Hagibis, two match (so far) have had to be called off – New Zealand vs Italy in Pool B and England vs France in Pool C.
Each team will take two points (a draw) from the abandoned games. New Zealand and South Africa have therefore qualified for the quarter-finals from Pool B, and England and France from Pool C.
Still under review, however, is the critical Pool A meeting between Scotland and Japan which is being staged in Yokohama.
If that game does not go ahead, the Scots will be automatically eliminated while the tournament hosts reach the quarter-finals for the first time.
Full fixture list and kick-off times
Friday, September 20
Japan 30 Russia 10… Tokyo Stadium… 11.45am BST… (ITV)
Saturday, September 21
Australia 39 Fiji 21… Sapporo Dome… 5.45am BST… (ITV)
France 23 Argentina 21 Tokyo Stadium… 8.15am BST… (ITV)
New Zealand 23 South Africa 13 International Stadium Yokohama… 10.45am BST… (ITV)
Sunday, September 22
Italy 47 Namibia 22… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… 6.15am BST… (ITV)
Ireland 27 Scotland 3… International Stadium Yokohama… 8.45am BST… (ITV)
England 35 Tonga 3… Sapporo Dome… 11.15am BST… (ITV)
Monday, September 23
Wales 43 Georgia 14… City of Toyota Stadium… 11.15am BST… (ITV)
Tuesday, September 24
Russia 9 Samoa 34… Kumagaya Rugby Stadium… 11.15am BST… (ITV 4)
Wednesday, September 25
Fiji 27 Uruguay 30… Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium… 6.15am BST… (ITV 4)
Thursday, September 26
Italy 48 Canada 7… Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium… 8.45am BST… (ITV 4)
England 45 USA 7… Kobe Misaki Stadium… 11.45am BST… (ITV)
Saturday, September 28
Argentina 28 Tonga 12… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… 5.45am BST… (ITV)
Japan 19 Ireland 12… Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa… 8.15am BST… (ITV)
South Africa 57 Namibia 3… City
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