World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup kick-off times confirmed

The kick-off times for the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019 have been confirmed.

A key preparation event for Rugby World Cup 2019 on and off the field, the World Rugby-funded competition features Canada, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and USA and will be played across three competition dates on July 27, August 3 and August 9-10.

With Japan preparing to host Rugby World Cup 2019, the Brave Blossoms are playing two test matches on home soil against Fiji in Kamaishi and Tonga in Hanazono.

Kamaishi and Hanazono will host Fiji and Tonga respectively during Rugby World Cup 2019, and their selection provides an important opportunity for the cities and fans to build an affinity with teams, while giving the hosts an operational testing platform.

View the Pacific Nations Cup match schedule and kick off times here

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World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “The World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019 promises to be one of the most competitive and fascinating to date with all six teams making their final Rugby World Cup 2019 preparations.”

Rugby World Cup 2019 takes place in Japan from September 20 to November 2, 2019 and is proving to be a hit with fans from across the host nation and around the world.

General ticket sales resume on 18 May while Official Supporter Tour and Hospitality packages are currently available. Full details for the complete range of ticketing options can be found at www.rugbyworldcup.com/tickets.

PACIFIC NATIONS CUP 2019 SCHEDULE 

*All times local 

Round 1: Saturday, July 27

Fiji vs Japan | Kamaishi, Japan | 2:50 PM 
USA vs Canada | Glendale, CO, USA | 6:00 PM 
Tonga vs Samoa | Apia, Samoa | 3:00 PM 

Round 2: Saturday, August 3

Tonga vs Japan | Hanazono, Japan | 7:10 PM 
USA vs Samoa | Anz Stadium, Suva, Fiji | 2:30 PM 
Fiji vs Canada | Anz Stadium, Suva, Fiji | 5:15 PM 

Round 3: Friday, August 9

Tonga vs Canada | Churchill Park, Lautoka | 4:00 PM 

Round 3: Sat, August 10

USA vs Japan | Anz Stadium, Suva, Fiji | 4:35 PM 
Fiji vs Samoa | Anz Stadium, Suva, Fiji | 7:15 PM