Pre RWC Tests


In this blog post, you can find (almost) all test matches that will be played before the 2019 Rugby World Cup by nations competing at that tournament. Most kick-off times are correct, but a few - particularly those of test matches played in North America - may still change.

Kick-off times are in NZ time and local time. An asterisk after the local kick-off time means that that time is on the day before the NZ date (due to time difference).

I'll add the tv channels on which matches can be viewed in NZ as far as possible. If a game is not televised, I'll add a link to a legal livestream, if I can find one. This may be a stream in another language than English.

Results will be added a few days after the tests have been played, to make it possible for people to check the schedule without seeing the results of tests that they still want to watch.

Day Date NZT Local Time Match Location Tournament TV / Results
Sat 13/7 3.00pm 3.00pm Fiji v Māori All Blacks Suva 27 - 10
Sat 20/7 5.00pm 5.00pm NZ Māori U20 v Fiji U20 Rotorua 48 - 31
Sat 20/7 7.35pm 7.35pm Māori All Blacks v Fiji Rotorua 26 - 17
Sun 21/7 3.05am 5.05pm* South Africa v Australia Johannesburg TRC 35 - 17
Sun 21/7 6.05am 3.05pm* Argentina v New Zealand Buenos Aires TRC 16 - 20
Sat 27/7 2.00pm 3.00pm Tonga v Samoa Apia PNC
Sat 27/7 5.50pm 2.50pm Japan v Fiji Kamaishi PNC
Sat 27/7 7.35pm 7.35pm New Zealand v Sth Africa Wellington TRC Sky Sp 1
Sat 27/7 10.00pm 8.00pm Australia v Argentina Brisbane TRC Sky Sp 1
Sun 28/7 1.00pm 6.00pm* USA v Canada Glendale, USA PNC
Sat 3/8 2.30pm 2.30pm USA v Samoa Suva PNC
Sat 3/8 5.15pm 5.15pm Fiji v Canada Suva PNC
Sat 3/8 10.10pm 7.10pm Japan v Tonga Higashiosaka PNC
Fri 9/8 4.00pm 4.00pm Tonga v Canada Lautoka PNC
Sat 10/8 4.35pm 4.35pm USA v Japan Suva PNC
Sat 10/8 7.15pm 7.15pm Fiji v Samoa Suva PNC
Sat 10/8 10.00pm 6.00pm Australia v New Zealand Perth TRC/Bled I
Sun 11/8 1.00am 2.00pm* Ireland v Italy Dublin
Sun 11/8 7.40am 4.40pm* Argentina v South Africa Salta TRC
Mon 12/8 1.00am 2.00pm* England v Wales London
Sat 17/8 7.35pm 7.35pm New Zealand v Australia Auckland Bled II
Sun 18/8 1.15am 2.15pm* Wales v England Cardiff
Sun 18/8 3.05am 5.05pm* South Africa v Argentina Pretoria
Sun 18/8 4.25am 6.25pm* Italy v Russia
Sun 18/8 7.05am 9.05pm* France v Scotland Nice
Sun 25/8 00.10am 1.10pm* Scotland v France Edinburgh
Sun 25/8 2.00am 3.00pm* England v Ireland London
Sun 25/8 7.00am 3.00pm* Canada v Leinster Hamilton (Ca)
Wed 28/8 3.15am 7.15pm* Georgia v Russia Tbilisi
Sat 31/8 7.10am 9.10pm* France v Italy St Denis
Sat 31/8 1.00pm 1.00pm Samoa v Heartland XV Auckland
Sat 31/8 3.30pm 3.30pm Fiji v Tonga Auckland
Sun 1/9 1.00am 5.00pm* Georgia v Scotland Tbilisi
Sun 1/9 1.30am 2.30pm* Wales v Ireland Caridff
Fri 6/9 10.15pm 7.15pm Japan v South Africa Kumagaya City
Sat 7/9 6.30am 7.30pm* Scotland v Georgia Edinburgh
Sat 7/9 6.45am 7.45pm* England v Italy Newcastle/Tyne
Sat 7/9 2:35pm 2.35pm All Blacks v Tonga Hamilton
Sat 7/9 8.45pm 10.45pm Australia v Samoa Sydney
Sun 8/9 1.00am 2.00pm Ireland v Wales Dublin
Sun 8/9 2.00pm 7.00pm* Canada v USA Vancouver
Sun 8/9 TBC TBC Uruguay v Brazil TBC

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