Reorganised World Cup schedule released


England shall be seeking to go one higher than the 2017 event, after they completed runners-up to New Zealand

England will open their Rugby World Cup marketing campaign subsequent 12 months towards debutants Fiji at Eden Park in New Zealand.

With the event delayed a 12 months due to Covid-19, video games have been reorganised, which means England’s opener now now not clashes with Wales’ opening fixture.

The Welsh will play their opener in 2022 towards a group who’ve come via qualifying the subsequent day.

Scotland and Eire are nonetheless seeking to qualify for the ladies’s showpiece.

The modifications additionally see England’s match with France introduced ahead to change into their second sport.

The opening match of the event on Saturday, 8 October 2022, will see South Africa host France at Eden Park earlier than England’s fixture with Fiji on the identical venue.

The ultimate match of the opening day at Eden Park with see hosts and five-time champions New Zealand face Australia.

The brand new pool stage fixtures see extra early begins for each Wales and England followers, with almost all their fixtures kicking off between 02.15 and 05.45 GMT.

The one exception is the England France match which is scheduled for an 08:00 GMT begin.

England have received the ladies’s Rugby World Cup twice, in 1994 and 2014, and been runners-up 5 instances.


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