Sapporo city will host Rugby World Cup 2019 games!

Sapporo city in Hokkaido has been chosen as one of the host cities, as Rugby World Cup 2019 will be held in Japan.

The city is a popular destination for Japanese and international travelers alike, who flock to the city for uniquely local cultural events such as the annual Sapporo Snow Festival with its gigantic ice sculptures, culinary delights ranging from ramen and Genghis Khan lamb barbecue to the fresh seafood from local waters, and the natural scenic beauty of Hokkaido and its wide plains, mountains and coastlines.

Sapporo has played host to such international sports events as the 1972 Winter Olympics and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as well as being the home city to professional baseball and soccer teams. This history of hosting many major sports events is a strong platform for the Rugby World Cup 2019 to showcase the special appeal of rugby to an even broader audience in Japan and overseas at Japan’s northernmost all-weather stadium.

Tournament Dates:

Friday, 20 September – Saturday 2 November , 2019

Games taking place in Sapporo Dome:

  1. Saturday, 21 September – 13:45 – Australia V.S. Fiji
  1. Sunday, 22 September – 19:15 – England V.S. Tonga