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.

PA

 

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

News
peopleFrankie Boyle responds to referendum result in characteristically offensive style
Sport
Lewis Hamilton will start the Singapore Grand Prix from pole, with Nico Rosberg second and Daniel Ricciardo third
F1... for floodlit Singapore Grand Prix
Arts and Entertainment
'New Tricks' star Dennis Waterman is departing from the show after he completes filming on two more episodes
tvHe is only remaining member of original cast
Arts and Entertainment
tvHighs and lows of the cast's careers since 2004
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Sport
Gabriel Agbonlahor, Alexis Sanchez, Alan Pardew and Graziano Pelle
footballAfter QPR draw, follow Villa vs Arsenal, Newcastle vs Hull and Swansea vs Southampton
News
news
New Articles
i100
Life and Style
Couples have been having sex less in 2014, according to a new survey
life
Arts and Entertainment
musicBiographer Hunter Davies has collected nearly a hundred original manuscripts
New Articles
i100... with this review
Voices
Holly's review of Peterborough's Pizza Express quickly went viral on social media
New Articles
i100
Arts and Entertainment
musicHow female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam