Rugby World Cup 2015: Full fixture list for the tournament

England will play three of their pool matches at Twickenham

England will play three of their 2015 Rugby World Cup pool matches at Twickenham, including the opening game against likely Oceania qualifiers Fiji.

Stuart Lancaster's men will also take on Wales and Australia at their traditional home before heading north to play the final Pool A qualifier at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

Wales will play their games against the two qualifiers at the Millennium Stadium but their pivotal fixtures against England and Australia will both be at Twickenham.

England and Ireland have avoided any midweek fixtures. Wales, Scotland, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand will have to handle a short turnaround between matches during the pool phase.

Scotland open with a midweek game but will be close to home when they take on South Africa and Samoa, with the fixtures scheduled for Newcastle's St James' Park.

Ireland are the only home nation to be given a pool fixture at the Olympic Stadium, where they will play Italy, and they take on France at the Millennium Stadium.

Elsewhere, New Zealand open the defence of their title against Argentina at Wembley.

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2015 RUGBY WORLD CUP FIXTURES...

Fri Sep 18 (Pool A) England v Oceania 1 Twickenham Stadium

Sat Sep 19 (Pool C) Tonga v Europe 1 Kingsholm Stadium

Sat Sep 19 (Pool D) Ireland v Americas 1 Millennium Stadium

Sat Sep 19 (Pool B) South Africa v Asia 1 Brighton Community Stadium

Sat Sep 19 (Pool D) France v Italy Twickenham Stadium

Sun Sep 20 (Pool B) Samoa v Americas 2 Brighton Community Stadium

Sun Sep 20 (Pool C) New Zealand v Argentina Wembley Stadium

Sun Sep 20 (Pool A) Wales v Play-Off Winner Millennium Stadium

Wed Sep 23 (Pool B) Scotland v Asia 1 Kingsholm Stadium

Wed Sep 23 (Pool A) Australia v Oceania 1 Millennium Stadium

Wed Sep 23 (Pool D) France v Europe 2 Olympic Stadium

Thu Sep 24 (Pool C) New Zealand v Africa 1 Olympic Stadium

Fri Sep 25 (Pool C) Argentina v Europe 1 Kingsholm Stadium

Sat Sep 26 (Pool D) Italy v Americas 1 Elland Road

Sat Sep 26 (Pool B) South Africa v Samoa Villa Park

Sat Sep 26 (Pool A) England v Wales Twickenham Stadium

Sun Sep 27 (Pool A) Australia v Play-Off Winner Villa Park

Sun Sep 27 (Pool B) Scotland v Americas 2 Elland Road

Sun Sep 27 (Pool D) Ireland v Europe 2 Wembley Stadium

Tue Sep 29 (Pool C) Tonga v Africa 1 Sandy Park

Thu Oct 1 (Pool D) France v Americas 1 stadiummk

Thu Oct 1 (Pool A) Wales v Oceania 1 Millennium Stadium

Fri Oct 2 (Pool C) New Zealand v Europe 1 Millennium Stadium

Sat Oct 3 (Pool B) Samoa v Asia 1 stadiummk

Sat Oct 3 (Pool B) South Africa v Scotland St James' Park

Sat Oct 3 (Pool A) England v Australia Twickenham Stadium

Sun Oct 4 (Pool C) Argentina v Tonga Leicester City Stadium

Sun Oct 4 (Pool D) Ireland v Italy Olympic Stadium

Tue Oct 6 (Pool D) Americas 1 v Europe 2 Leicester City Stadium

Tue Oct 6 (Pool A) Oceania 1 v Play-Off Winner stadiummk

Wed Oct 7 (Pool C) Africa 1 v Europe 1 Sandy Park

Wed Oct 7 (Pool B) South Africa v Americas 2 Olympic Stadium

Fri Oct 9 (Pool C) New Zealand v Tonga St James' Park

Sat Oct 10 (Pool B) Samoa v Scotland St James' Park

Sat Oct 10 (Pool A) Australia v Wales Twickenham Stadium

Sat Oct 10 (Pool A) England v Play-Off Winner Manchester City Stadium

Sun Oct 11 (Pool D) Italy v Europe 2 Sandy Park

Sun Oct 11 (Pool B) Americas 2 v Asia 1 Kingsholm Stadium

Sun Oct 11 (Pool C) Argentina v Africa 1 Leicester City Stadium

Sun Oct 11 (Pool D) France v Ireland Millennium Stadium

 

Sat Oct 17 Quarter-Final 1: Winner Pool C v Runner-Up Pool D Millennium Stadium

Sat Oct 17 Quarter-Final 2: Winner Pool B v Runner-Up Pool A Twickenham Stadium

Sun Oct 18 Quarter-Final 3: Winner Pool D v Runner-Up Pool C Millennium Stadium

Sun Oct 18 Quarter-Final 4: Winner Pool A v Runner-Up Pool B Twickenham Stadium

 

Sat Oct 24 Semi-Final 1: Winner QF1 v W QF2 Twickenham Stadium

Sun Oct 25 Semi-Final 2: Winner QF3 v W QF4 Twickenham Stadium

 

Fri Oct 30 Bronze Final Olympic Stadium

 

Sat Oct 31 Final Twickenham Stadium

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