2019 is an exciting year for rugby, with the Rugby World Cup kicking off in two weeks on the 20th September – 2nd November in Japan. Get World Cup ready with all you need to know below!

Ireland have been drawn in Pool A along with hosts Japan, Six Nations Rival’s Scotland, Russia from the Rugby Europe International Championship, and the play-off winner, Samoa. The other Pools consist of:

POOL B: New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada.
POOL C: England, France, Argentina, USA, Tonga.
POOL D: Austrailia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay.

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The full list of the Irish 31-man squad for Japan is as followed:

Ireland

Backs: Conor Murray, Luke McGrath, Johnny Sexton, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose, Chris Farrell, Jacob Stockdale, Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Jordan Larmour, Andrew Conway

Forwards: Rory Best (capt), Niall Scannell, Sean Cronin, Cian Healy, Dave Kilcoyne, Tadhg Furlong, John Ryan, Andrew Porter, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack Conan, Josh van der Flier, Rhys Ruddock

World Cup Match Fixtures 

Sep 20 2019
🏉 Japan Vs Russia – Match 1 Pool A
11:45 – 13:05 IST
Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

Sep 21 2019
🏉 Australia Vs Fiji – Match 2 Pool D
05:45 – 07:05 IST
Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan

Sep 21 2019
🏉 France Vs Argentina – Match 3 Pool C
08:15 – 09:35 IST
Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

Sep 21 2019
🏉 New Zealand Vs South Africa – Match 4 Pool B
10:45 – 12:05 IST
International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Japan

Sep 22 2019
🏉 Italy Vs Namibia – Match 5 Pool B
06:15 – 07:35 IST
Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City, Japan

Sep 22 2019
🏉 Ireland Vs Scotland – Match 6 Pool A
08:45 – 10:05 IST
International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Japan

Sep 22 2019
🏉 England Vs Tonga – Match 7 Pool C
11:15 – 12:35 IST
Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan

Sep 23 2019
🏉 Wales Vs Georgia – Match 8 Pool D
11:15 – 12:35 IST
City of Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City, Japan

Sep 24 2019
🏉 Russia Vs Samoa – Match 9 Pool A
11:15 – 12:35 IST
Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City, Japan

Sep 25 2019
🏉 Fiji Vs Uruguay – Match 10 Pool D
06:15 – 07:35 IST
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City, Japan

Sep 26 2019
🏉 Italy Vs Canada – Match 11 Pool B
08:45 – 10:05 IST
Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, Japan

Sep 26 2019
🏉 England Vs USA – Match 12 Pool C
11:45 – 13:05 IST
Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe City, Japan

Sep 28 2019
🏉 Argentina Vs Tonga – Match 13 Pool C
05:45 – 07:05 IST
Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City, Japan

Sep 28 2019
🏉 Japan Vs Ireland – Match 14 Pool A
08:15 – 09:35 IST
Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Sep 28 2019
🏉 South Africa Vs Namibia – Match 15 Pool B
10:45 – 12:05 IST
City of Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City, Japan

Sep 29 2019
🏉 Georgia Vs Uruguay – Match 16 Pool D
06:15 – 07:35 IST
Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City, Japan

Sep 29 2019
🏉 Australia Vs Wales – Match 17 Pool D
08:45 – 10:05 IST
Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

Sep 30 2019
🏉 Scotland Vs Samoa – Match 18 Pool A
11:15 – 12:35 IST
Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe City, Japan

Oct 2 2019
🏉 France Vs USA – Match 19 Pool C
08:45 – 10:05 IST
Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, Japan

Oct 2 2019
🏉 New Zealand Vs Canada – Match 20 Pool B
11:15 – 12:35 IST
Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Oct 3 2019
🏉 Georgia Vs Fiji – Match 21 Pool D
06:15 – 07:35 IST
Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City, Japan

Oct 3 2019
🏉 Ireland Vs Russia – Match 22 Pool A
11:15 – 12:35 IST
Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe City, Japan

Oct 4 2019
🏉 South Africa Vs Italy – Match 23 Pool B
10:45 – 12:05 IST
Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Oct 5 2019
🏉 Australia Vs Uruguay – Match 24 Pool D
06:15 – 07:35 IST
Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Oct 5 2019
🏉 England Vs Argentina – Match 25 Pool C
09:00 – 10:20 IST
Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

Oct 5 2019
🏉 Japan Vs Samoa – Match 26 Pool A
11:30 – 12:50 IST
City of Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City, Japan

Oct 6 2019
🏉 New Zealand Vs Namibia – Match 27 Pool B
05:45 – 07:05 IST
Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

Oct 6 2019
🏉 France Vs Tonga – Match 28 Pool C
08:45 – 10:05 IST
Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City, Japan

Oct 8 2019
🏉 South Africa Vs Canada – Match 29 Pool B
11:15 – 12:35 IST
Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe City, Japan

Oct 9 2019
🏉 Argentina Vs USA – Match 30 Pool C
05:45 – 07:05 IST
Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City, Japan

Oct 9 2019
🏉 Scotland Vs Russia – Match 31 Pool A
08:15 – 09:35 IST
Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Oct 9 2019
🏉 Wales Vs Fiji – Match 32 Pool D
10:45 – 12:05 IST
Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Oct 11 2019
🏉 Australia Vs Georgia – Match 33 Pool D
11:15 – 12:35 IST
Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Oct 12 2019
🏉 New Zealand Vs Italy – Match 34 Pool B
05:45 – 07:05 IST
City of Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City, Japan

Oct 12 2019
🏉 England Vs France – Match 35 Pool C
09:15 – 10:35 IST
International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Japan

Oct 12 2019
🏉 Ireland Vs Samoa – Match 36 Pool A
11:45 – 13:05 IST
Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, Japan

Oct 13 2019
🏉 Namibia Vs Canada – Match 37 Pool B
04:15 – 05:35 IST
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City, Japan

Oct 13 2019
🏉 USA Vs Tonga – Match 38 Pool C
06:45 – 08:05 IST
Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka Prefecture, Higashiosaka City, Japan

Oct 13 2019
🏉 Wales Vs Uruguay – Match 39 Pool D
09:15 – 10:35 IST
Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City, Japan

Oct 13 2019
🏉 Japan Vs Scotland – Match 40 Pool A
11:45 – 13:05 IST
International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Japan

Oct 19 2019
🏉 TBD – Match 41 Quarter-Finals
08:15 – 09:35 IST
Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Oct 19 2019
🏉 TBD – Match 42 Quarter-Finals
11:15 – 12:35 IST
Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

Oct 20 2019
🏉 TBD – Match 43 Quarter-Finals
08:15 – 09:35 IST
Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Oct 20 2019
🏉 TBD – Match 44 Quarter-Finals
11:15 – 12:35 IST
Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

Oct 26 2019
🏉 TBD – Match 45 Semi-Finals
09:00 – 10:20 IST
International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Japan

Oct 27 2019
🏉 TBD – Match 46 Semi-Finals
09:00 – 10:20 IST
International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Japan

Nov 1 2019
🏉 TBD – Match 47 Bronze Final
09:00 – 10:20 IST
Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

Nov 2 2019
🏉 TBD – Match 48 Final
09:00 – 10:20 IST
International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Japan

Wishing the Irish squad all the best in the World Cup from everyone here at Front Row Speakers