Rugby World Cup 2019: Fixtures and groups for tournament in Japan and who are England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland playing?

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Fixtures and groups for tournament in Japan and who are England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland playing?

England will be keen to make a strong statement in Japan, after their 2015 World Cup embarrassment

FIXTURES for the Japan Rugby World Cup 2019 have been released and they reveal some exciting match-ups for British teams.

The tournament’s hosts Japan kick it off in Tokyo, as they face Europe’s top qualifier on Friday September 20, 2019.

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What are the fixtures?

England surely couldn’t have hoped for a simpler opener, as they face off against Tonga in Pool C.

Ireland and Scotland have both been drawn in Pool D, and play each other in the first fixture.

Wales meet Georgia in Pool D, while Champions New Zealand face a tough test against South Africa.

The full fixture list can be accessed on the official Rugby World Cup website.

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Who is in what group?

Pool A

Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Europe 1, play-off winner (Europe 2 v Oceania 3)

Pool B

New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Africa 1, repechage winner

Pool C

England, France, Argentina, USA, Tonga

Pool D

Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Americas 2