This year’s rugby world cup is one of the much-anticipated sports events going down in Japan as the host nation. Many rugby fans are looking forward to this colorful event happening from September 20 to November 2. The global event will take place in a number of stadiums in Japan.
The centerpiece event is normally carried out every four years just the football world cup. In this year’s world cup, there will be a total of 20 teams representing their nations. The number of matches played with be 48 matches. There are 4 teams in each pool of 5 pools. This makes the matches 40 and the remaining 8 are semi-finals, quarterfinals, bronze final and now the finals.
RWC 2019 Opening Ceremony
The grand opening of the rugby world cup 2019 will take place on the Friday of 20th September. It is normally a very colorful ceremony that is highly decorated with colors of the rugby logo and also flags of the participating nations. It is also embraced by great performances from dancers and artists.
This is even to make the event more spectacular and welcome visitors to the great nation of Japan. The event is scheduled to take place in Tokyo stadium starting at 1830 hours Japan time.
How long will it last?
The opening ceremony is scheduled to last for about an hour or so. This is because the first match of the rugby world cup 2019 between the host nation and Russia will commence at 1945 hours. So there is a span of around one and a half hours in between when the rugby world cup 2019 opening ceremony will start and when the first match will start.
The opening ceremony will be held at the famous Tokyo stadium and thereafter the first match will be played at the same venue.
When Can I watch the Opening Ceremony of Rugby World Cup Online?
If you are an enthusiastic fan of rugby and will not make it to Japan, here is a way out. The following are the TV channels that have been mandated to broadcast the rugby world cup 2019 opening ceremony and other matches live for you.
If you are in France you will view from TF1, those fans in the Republic of Ireland will have the opportunity to watch the ceremony from their sport. The fanatics from Japan but will not make it to Tokyo stadium can watch the event from IGBS while in New Zealand you can watch it from Spark New Zealand. In the UK tune in to ITV while in the United States you can watch from NBC Sports.
It is evident that all these channels will provide full coverage of the event and also the other live matches of the rugby world cup.
Tickets for the Opening Ceremony
The tickets for this much-anticipated event have really been sold out. It seems that many people want to witness this historic event in Japan. The tickets can be found online and are remaining very few as of the time of writing this article. Tickets remaining are less than 1% of the total tickets.
This categorically explains that the rugby world cup 2019 opening ceremony and the entire event are appreciated by many people who cannot wait for the kick-off day to come.