Rugby World Cup 2019 final: What date is the fixture, what TV channel is it on and are tickets still available?

Harry Watts
The All Blacks won for a third time four years ago - but who will it be this time? - Reuters

What is it?

The 2019 Rugby World Cup final plays host to the most eagerly-anticipated rugby match every four years, with 80 minutes separating two teams from global domination. 

Twenty teams start off with the goal of becoming world champions, but the path to the final is no easy one. 

Each nation must successfully negotiate the pool stages, quarter-finals, semi-finals, culminating at the final - where they have a shot at lifting the Webb Ellis Cup. And the world will be watching.

When is it?

Saturday November 2 2019.

What time does it kick-off?

9am GMT, 6pm local (JST).

Where is it being held?

International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan.

This is also the venue where England take on France in their Pool C clash and where Ireland will do battle with Scotland in their Pool A fixture.

How can I get tickets for the final?

Tickets from official Rugby World Cup ticket provider are sold out, but Viagogo have limited tickets available from £1,332 per ticket and Ticket Event Holdings have tickets from £910. 

For England fans, full tour packages can be purchased for £22,495 and packages for just the knockout phases are available at £6,495 from: 2019.englandrugbytravel.com.

What happened last time out?

In the 2015 final, New Zealand secured back-to-back titles after overcoming Australia 34-17 at Twickenham.

Man of the match was given to All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter, who in his 112th and final appearance in international colours, scored 19 points and engineered his side to victory. 

It was also the last time New Zealand rugby icons Richie McCaw, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith and Keven Mealamu, wore the famous all black jersey.

What are the latest World Cup odds?

  • New Zealand 6/5
  • England 11/2
  • Ireland 11/2
  • South Africa 10/1
  • Wales 14/1
  • Australia 18/1

What is our predicted final?

New Zealand vs Ireland.

If there are no major shocks in the pool stage, then New Zealand will likely go head-to-head with England in a mouth-watering semi-final (should England overcome Wales/Australia in one Quarter-final).

On the other side of the draw, Ireland will likely need to overcome both South Africa and then Australia en route to the final, but recent form suggest they are capable of doing that.

New Zealand and Ireland have dished up some classics in recent years and if they were to meet in the final of this prestigious competition, then it would likely be no different.