We received a lot of positive feedback on our previous Six Nations and FIFA World Cup articles, where we listed the respective kick off times for those living down under. So, we’re doing the same for the upcoming 2015 Rugby World Cup – and we’ll include Canadian/US time too for our friends across the Atlantic.
2015 Rugby World Cup Kick Off TimesThe dates listed above each groups of matches is based on UK time – you know how time works, surely, so let’s not spend too much time on that aspect as we’ll get lost easily. NOTE: We’ll be using current UK/Ireland British Summer Time (BST), Perth & Sydney for Australia, New Zealand (NZST) and US/Canada East Coast time.
Saturday October 31st
New Zealand v AustraliaSydney (+11hrs) Sunday Nov 1st – 3.00am Perth (+8hrs) Sunday Nov 1st – 12.00am NZ (+13hrs) Sunday Nov 1st – 5.00am US/Canada (-4hrs) Saturday 31st – 12.00pm GMT Saturday 31st – 4.00pm And so it’s time for the final. It doesn’t happen every time, but the RWC final 2015 will be contested between the world’s top two teams. They are well-acquainted with each other, playing multiple times each year and in 2015 they have already played twice, with the score tied at 1 win each. Both teams came through their respective semi-finals fairly comfortably. New Zealand were behind at half-time against South Africa, but never really looked like losing once they had got in front in the second half, despite the close result. Australia’s match against Argentina started with the Pumas gifting them two very easy tries. Argentina then rallied and showed some fantastic passages of play, but the large deficit was too much to come back from. This final is what the Rugby World Cup is all about and it should be a fierce contest. Although the teams play each other regularly, there is a lot more at stake this weekend, so the intensity of the match will be through the roof. We can’t wait for it to begin.
3rd/4th Place “Bronze Final
Friday October 30th
South Africa v ArgentinaSydney (+11hrs) Saturday 31st – 7.00am Perth (+8hrs) Saturday 31st – 4.00am NZ (+13hrs) Saturday 31st – 9.00am US/Canada (-4hrs) Friday 30th – 4.00pm GMT Friday 30th – 8.00pm
Saturday October 24th
South Africa v New ZealandSydney (+10hrs) Sunday 25th – 2.00am Perth (+7hrs) Saturday 24th – 11.00pm NZ (+12hrs) Sunday 18th – 4.00am US/Canada (-5hrs) Saturday 24th – 11.00am BST Saturday 24th – 4.00pm NOTE: Daylight Savings Time ends in the UK/Ireland at 2am on Sunday morning (clocks go back to 1am).
Sunday October 25th
Argentina v AustraliaSydney (+11hrs) Monday 25th – 3.00am Perth (+8hrs) Monday 26th – 12.00am NZ (+13hrs) Monday 26th – 5.00am US/Canada (-4hrs) Sunday 25th – 12.00pm GMT Sunday 25th – 4.00pm
Update – Quarter Final Matches
Saturday October 17th
South Africa v WalesSydney (+10hrs) Sunday 18th – 2.00am Perth (+7hrs) Saturday 17th – 11.00pm NZ (+12hrs) Sunday 18th – 4.00am US/Canada (-5hrs) Saturday 17th – 11.00am BST Saturday 17th – 4.00pm Having seen off England at Twickenham and managed to emerge from the Group Of Death, Wales will fancy their chances against anyone. However, the injury list is really mounting up for them now, and with Liam Williams the latest casualty, they really are struggling to field a full team of players. This week they called up Eli Walker, who already has an injury, and will only be able to play if Wales make the semis. South Africa on the other hand had a slow start, losing to Japan in their first match, but went on to finish comfortably top of Pool B, and should be a lot fresher for this match than Wales. This should be a thrilling encounter, which could go either way. Will Wales’ squad hold up or will the Springbok power be too much for them?
Saturday October 17th
New Zealand v FranceSydney (+10hrs) Sunday 18th – 6.00am Perth (+7hrs) Sunday 18th – 3.00am NZ (+12hrs) Sunday 18th – 8.00am US/Canada (-5hrs) Saturday 17th – 3.00pm BST Saturday 17th – 8.00pm Both teams had little trouble in qualifying from their respective pools, but New Zealand were far more impressive in the manner they qualified, never really looking like losing any of their pool matches. They also saw off a highly fancied Argentina side, whereas France lost a brutal encounter against Ireland in their last match. These two sides have met many times down the years at the Rugby World Cup, and France have one of the best records against New Zealand, always bringing the fear factor for the All Blacks. We’re sure that they’ll be looking to avenge their final defeat at the last tournament, but it’s hard to bet against the World Champions, so we’re backing New Zealand to get the win! Some breaking news on the French team – reports from France suggest the players have ousted their coach, Philippe Saint-Andre, and are training themselves in the build up to Saturday’s clash.
Reports in France that Phillipe Saint Andre has been ousted and the players are coaching themselves this week. Play All Blacks Saturday!— Bernard Jackman (@bernardjackman) October 15, 2015