The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off on Friday, September 20 as nations from all across the globe compete for the William Webb Ellis Trophy in Japan.
The opening stage of the competition sees 20 teams attempt to battle their way out of four Pools – A, B, C and D. Each Pool contains five teams and only two can advance into the knockout rounds.
As in 2015, England have been drawn in the so-called ‘Group of Death’, with three teams more than capable of progressing, which means one of the ‘big fish’ will fall early.
England are in Pool C alongside Argentina, France, Tonga and the USA and the games against Los Pumas and Les Bleus are huge. Who will make it out?
Either way, there are no easy games in the quarter-finals, with the winner and runner-up due to play either Australia or Wales in the last eight.
England vs Tonga… Sapporo Dome… Sunday, September 22… 11.15am BST… (ITV)
England vs USA… Kobe Misaki Stadium… Thursday, September 26… 11.45am BST… (ITV)
England vs Argentina… Tokyo Stadium… Saturday, October 5… 9am BST… (ITV)
England vs France… International Stadium Yokohama… Saturday, October 12… 9.15am BST… (ITV)