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Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan

The centrepiece of rugby, the Rugby World Cup, returns in 2019, and the stage is set for Japan to take over the mantle and deliver a unique and thrilling tournament.

The Rugby World Cup is a pinnacle that players work their whole lives to reach, and this year is no exception. New Zealand will be backing black as the All Blacks attempt to make history and take home the cup for the third consecutive time.  

Spark New Zealand are the broadcast rights holder of the Rugby World Cup 2019, and have entered into an agreement with TVNZ which will see selected matches screen free-to-air on TVNZ. Over the course of the tournament, there will be seven live matches screened free-to-air, including the opening match and the final.

Rugby World Cup 2019 matches will not be available on TVNZ OnDemand. To watch you'll need to view our free-to-air broadcast on TVNZ 1. For more information, visit https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/rugby-world-cup-2019.

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