Rugby World Cup 2015 Schedule, Fixtures, Dates, Opening Ceremony Live Stream: The much awaited and anticipated RWC 2015 is going to start today, i.e., 18th September 2015 with the first match in which England will play against Fiji. The opening match is scheduled to take place at the Twickenham Stadium on Friday. The live telecast / broadcast rights have been sold to ITV. That means it will air the opening ceremony as well as curtain-raiser with the facility of full live stream via the ITV Player. Universal Sports have provided the facility to watch the same for the US viewers.
2015 RWC will start at 8 pm BST (3 pm ET) after the opening ceremonial function gets over for the event. There will be a gap of about 40 minutes in between so that the event organisers can set up and ready the pitch for the match. The broadcasting is scheduled to start at 6:45 pm.
Rugby World Cup 2015 Schedule, Fixtures, Dates
|Date (September)||Time (BST)||Home||Away||Venue|
|18||8 p.m.||England||Fiji||Twickenham, London|
|19||Noon||Tonga||Georgia||Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester|
|19||2:30 p.m.||Ireland||Canada||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|19||4:45 p.m.||South Africa||Japan||Brighton Community Centre, Brighton|
|19||8 p.m.||France||Italy||Twickenham, London|
|20||Noon||Samoa||USA||Brighton Community Centre, Brighton|
|20||2:30 p.m.||Wales||Uruguay||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|20||4:45 p.m.||New Zealand||Argentina||Wembley Stadium, London|
|23||2:30 p.m.||Scotland||Japan||Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester|
|23||4:45 p.m.||Australia||Fiji||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|23||8 p.m.||France||Romania||Olympic Stadium, London|
|24||8 p.m.||New Zealand||Namibia||Olympic Stadium, London|
|25||4:45 p.m.||Argentina||Georgia||Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester|
|26||2:30 p.m.||Italy||Canada||Elland Road, Leeds|
|26||4:45 p.m.||South Africa||Samoa||Villa Park, Birmingham|
|26||8 p.m.||England||Wales||Twickenham, London|
|27||Noon||Australia||Uruguay||Villa Park, Birmingham|
|27||2:30 p.m.||Scotland||USA||Elland Road, Leeds|
|27||4:45 p.m.||Ireland||Romania||Wembley Stadium, London|
|29||4:45 p.m.||Tonga||Namibia||Sandy Park, Exeter|
|Date (October)||Time (BST)||Home||Away||Venue|
|1||4:45 p.m.||Wales||Fiji||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|1||8 p.m.||France||Canada||Stadium MK, Milton Keynes|
|2||8 p.m.||New Zealand||Georgia||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|3||2:30 p.m.||Samoa||Japan||Stadium MK, Milton Keynes|
|3||4:45 p.m.||South Africa||Scotland||St James’ Park, Newcastle|
|3||8 p.m.||England||Australia||Twickenham, London|
|4||2:30 p.m.||Argentina||Tonga||Leicester City Stadium, Leicester|
|4||4:45 p.m.||Ireland||Italy||Olympic Stadium, London|
|6||4:45 p.m.||Canada||Romania||Leicester City Stadium, Leicester|
|6||8 p.m.||Fiji||Uruguay||Stadium MK, Milton Keynes|
|7||4:45 p.m.||South Africa||USA||Olympic Stadium, London|
|7||8 p.m.||Namibia||Georgia||Sandy Park, Exeter|
|9||8 p.m.||New Zealand||Tonga||St James’ Park, Newcastle|
|10||2:30 p.m.||Samoa||Scotland||St James’ Park, Newcastle|
|10||4:45 p.m.||Australia||Wales||Twickenham, London|
|10||8 p.m.||England||Uruguay||Manchester City Stadium|
|11||Noon||Argentina||Namibia||Leicester City Stadium, Leicester|
|11||2:30 p.m.||Italy||Romania||Sandy Park, Exeter|
|11||4:45 p.m.||France||Ireland||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|11||8 p.m.||USA||Japan||Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester|
|17||4 p.m.||B1||A2||Twickenham, London|
|17||8 p.m.||C1||D2||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|18||1 p.m.||D1||C2||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|18||4 p.m.||A1||B2||Twickenham, London|
|24||4 p.m.||Winner QF1||Winner QF2||Twickenham, London|
|25||4 p.m.||Winner QF3||Winner QF4||Twickenham, London|
|30||8 p.m.||Loser SF1||Loser SF2||Olympic Stadium, London|
|31||4 p.m.||Winner SF1||Winner SF2||Twickenham, London|
Rugby World Cup 2015 Schedule, Fixtures, Dates
The opening ceremony of RWC for this season will be of 2o-minutes in length and will feature the story of the birth of rugby. Nik Simon from the Daily Mail reported that the organizers are ready for everything. Stephen Brown, the MD of the show revealed that this time the show has been made in such a way that the players will get sufficient time for warming up themselves.
Moreover, he said that the match will kick start at the exact time even if the ceremony takes more time or gets delayed. The ceremony is already prepared in segments for this scenario. Even if, some segment is cut out, the audiences will not feel and get to know about it.
The teams have been informed about everything. So, there will be no delay in anything. Except that the opening ceremony will feature the story of rugby nothing is known. It will showcase the legend William Webb Ellis.
The first game is going to be an important one for both the sides – England as well as Fiji. They both are in Group A which is believed to be the most competitive group of this season. Other teams of this pool are Australia, Wales, and Uruguay who will battle to fix their place in the next round.
The rugby pundits are expecting the hosts along with Wales and Fiji in the knockout series. Thus, the first game itself become a must win game.
Rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson has warned his former teammates to focus only on the game and not on the opening ceremony celebrations. He was the captain of the England team in the 2011 world cup. George Ford and Owen Farrell have made their place in the team with extra efforts. Ford may lead the team against Fiji.
However, the English shouldn’t consider Fiji an easy opponent. But if the England team showed what they did in the six nations, then they will easily teak care of the business without any problem.
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