News | Rugby
19 Feb 2018 10:39
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    All Blacks open World Cup against Boks

    The All Blacks' defence of the Rugby World Cup in 2019 will begin with a showdown against traditional rivals South Africa in Yokohama.


    The All Blacks' defence of their Rugby World Cup crown in Japan in 2019 will begin with a mouth-watering pool clash with traditional foes South Africa.

    That match will be on September 21 in Yokohama, with kickoff at 6:45pm (9.45pm NZT).

    While New Zealand have won the past two tournaments and three in total, the Springboks are two-time champions.

    The All Blacks then have an 11-day gap before meeting the repechage winner in Oita.

    They close out their pool program against a side from African qualifying and Italy.

    The draw was made by World Rugby on Thursday in Tokyo.

    The tournament's opening fixture is on September 20 between Japan and the Europe 1 qualifiers in Tokyo. The final will be on November 2 in Yokohama.

    All Blacks' 2019 Rugby World Cup pool matches:

    * Sept 21 - v South Africa, Yokohama, 6.45pm (9.45pm NZT)

    * Oct 2 - v repechage winner, Oita, 7.15pm (11.15pm NZT)

    * Oct 6 - v Africa 1, Tokyo, 1.45pm (5.45pm NZT)

    * Oct 12 - v Italy, Aichi, 1.45pm (5.45pm NZT).


    NZN




    © 2018 NZN, NZCity


     Other Rugby News
     17 Feb: Blues lose young flanker to injury
     16 Feb: NZ Rugby and Warriors settle over teen
     16 Feb: Nine new Hurricanes in tour squad
     16 Feb: NZ learn U20 world champs pool details
     16 Feb: Reds hang on for 17-15 trial win
     15 Feb: Chiefs beat Brumbies in pre-season trial
     14 Feb: Highlanders name strong team for trial
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Blues lose young flanker to injury More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Strong US data, trade war fears hit kiwi More...



     Today's News

    Soccer:
    Goalkeeper Moss retires from All Whites 10:25

    Health & Safety:
    NZ cancer survival behind Australia: study 10:15

    Skiing:
    Winter Olympics: David Morris's dream of Pyeongchang gold ends after 'ludicrous' judging score 9:45

    Business:
    Strong US data, trade war fears hit kiwi 9:25

    Cricket:
    Morgan chides poor English T20 displays 8:15

    Law and Order:
    Auckland traffic stopped by swan 8:05

    Motorsports:
    Paddon content with fifth at Rally Sweden 7:55

    Business:
    Tech conference looks at future for NZ 7:45

    Law and Order:
    Police move to new digs in Christchurch 7:35

    Rugby League:
    Lodge hype grows after Brisbane debut 7:25


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd