USA vs Tonga Live : The sporting event of the year is in progress in Japan: the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The ninth edition of the competition takes place over six weeks, culminating in the final in Yokohama on November 2. Here is how to watch the competition, with TV channel details of each match.
== MATCH INFO ==
Event : Rugby 2019
USA vs Tonga Live Streaming
Date : Sunday, 13 October
Who will be broadcasting in the UK?
ITV has exclusive broadcasting rights for the next two World Cups – the 2019 event in Japan and 2023 in France.
Which TV channel will each game be on?
Most Rugby World Cup matches will be aired on ITV, with the exception of 10 which will be shown on ITV 4 (see full fixtures list below).
How many people watch matches in the UK?
Well, according to ITV, there was a peak audience of 11.5 million for England’s matches in 2015 against Fiji, Wales and Australia, and the final.
If you’re planning to watch the tournament this year, we also have a guide on the best pubs and sports bars to watch the Rugby World Cup across the UK
What are the latest standings?
As the tournament continues, here’s a basic run-down of how it works:
The opening group stage of the competition sees 20 teams attempt to battle their way out of four Pools – A, B, C and D. Each Pool contains five teams and only two can advance into the knockout rounds.
From there it is standard quarter-final, semi-final, final format.
Which games have been cancelled?
Due to Typhoon Hagibis, two match (so far) have had to be called off – New Zealand vs Italy in Pool B and England vs France in Pool C.
Each team will take two points (a draw) from the abandoned games. New Zealand and South Africa have therefore qualified for the quarter-finals from Pool B, and England and France from Pool C.
Still under review, however, is the critical Pool A meeting between Scotland and Japan which is being staged in Yokohama.
If that game does not go ahead, the Scots will be automatically eliminated while the tournament hosts reach the quarter-finals for the first time.
Full fixture list and kick-off times
Sunday, October 13
Namibia vs Canada… Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium… 4.15am BST… (ITV)
USA vs Tonga… Hanazono Rugby Stadium… 6.45am BST… (ITV)
Wales vs Uruguay… Kumamoto Stadium… 9.15am BST… (ITV)
Japan vs Scotland… International Stadium Yokohama… 11.45am BST… (ITV)
Other key dates
The Quarter-Finals are on October 19-20.
The Semi-Finals are on October 26-27.
The Bronze Final is on November 1.
The Final is on November 2.