Rugby fans around the world are already looking forward to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. It is the first time in the event’s history that it will take place outside the traditional heartland of the sport, and the first time it will be held in Asia.
The 6-week tournament will kick off on September 20 and will finish with the final on November 2 in Yokohama Stadium. The fixtures will be played in twelve stadiums around Japan, providing rugby fans.
Japan 2019 will be the ninth Rugby World Cup and we have the perfect guide to have you ready, plus some events kindly sponsored by Heineken for the day…
Rugby Day Nutrition 101
Many players and coaches are big supporters of loading up on carbs and protein the night before watching a big game. Lucky for all you, fanatic rugby heads we have
you sorted … dig into our mouth-watering hefty, protein-packed burger with fries… mmm, yummy.
As for hydration, enjoy an ice-cold Heineken to wash it down.
Hydration is key so make sure upon awakening you head straight to one of our bars showing the matches and grab a juice or coffee while you look over the menu.
BREAKFAST, BALLS, AND BANTER
Make sure to consume plenty of protein and carbohydrate-heavy foods to keep you fuelled for the day such as our Irish Breakfast. Which includes everything you will need to be the best supporter on the day.
This should be a small meal to stock up on top of breakfast and to compliment your beer. Try our special house nachos. They will leave you replenished and ready to hit your support stance.
Grab your beer, get in position and COYBIG!
Rugby World Cup 2019 Fixtures
Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa
Fri 20 Sep Japan v Russia (Tokyo), 11.45am
Sun 22 Sep Ireland v Scotland (Yokohama), 8.45am
Tue 24 Sep Russia v Samoa (Kumagaya), 11.15am
Sat 28 Sep Japan v Ireland (Shizuoka), 8.15am
Mon 30 Sep Scotland v Samoa (Kobe), 11.15am
Thu 3 Oct Ireland v Russia (Kobe), 11.15am
Sat 5 Oct Japan v Samoa (Toyota), 11.30am
Wed 9 Oct Scotland v Russia (Shizuoka), 8.15am
Sat 12 Oct Ireland v Samoa (Fukuoka), 11.45am
Sun 13 Oct Japan v Scotland (Yokohama), 11.45am
New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada
Sat 21 Sep New Zealand v South Africa (Yokohama), 10.45am
Sun 22 Sep Italy v Namibia (Osaka), 6.15am
Thu 26 Sep Italy v Canada (Fukuoka), 8.45am
Sat 28 Sep South Africa v Namibia (Toyota), 10.45am
Wed 2 Oct New Zealand v Canada (Oita), 11.15am
Fri 4 Oct South Africa v Italy (Shizuoka), 10.45am
Sun 6 Oct New Zealand v Namibia (Tokyo), 5.45am
Tue 8 Oct South Africa v Canada (Kobe), 11.15am
Sat 12 Oct New Zealand v Italy (Toyota), 5.45am
Sun 13 Oct Namibia v Canada (Kamaishi), 4.15am
England, France, Argentina, USA, Tonga
Sat 21 Sep France v Argentina (Tokyo), 8.15am
Sun 22 Sep England v Tonga (Sapporo), 11.15am
Thu 26 Sep England v USA (Kobe), 11.45am
Sat 28 Sep Argentina v Tonga (Osaka), 5.45am
Wed 2 Oct France v USA (Fukuoka), 8.45am
Sat 5 Oct England v Argentina (Tokyo), 9.00am
Sun 6 Oct France v Tonga (Kumamoto), 8.45am
Wed 9 Oct Argentina v USA (Kumagaya), 5.45am
Sat 12 Oct England v France (Yokohama), 9.15am
Sun 13 Oct USA v Tonga (Osaka), 6.45am
Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay
Sat 21 Sep Australia v Fiji (Sapporo), 5.45am
Mon 23 Sep Wales v Georgia (Toyota), 11.15am
Wed 25 Sep Fiji v Uruguay (Kamaishi), 6.15am
Sun 29 Sep Georgia v Uruguay (Kumagaya), 6.15am
Sun 29 Sep Australia v Wales (Tokyo), 8.45am
Thu 3 Oct Georgia v Fiji (Osaka), 6.15am
Sat 5 Oct Australia v Uruguay (Oita), 6.15am
Wed 9 Oct Wales v Fiji (Oita), 10.45am
Fri 11 Oct Australia v Georgia (Shizuoka), 11.15am
Sun 13 Oct Wales v Uruguay (Kumamoto), 9.15am
Where to watch the match you ask?
With our bars being name-dropped in articles written by ‘Lovin’Dublin’ and ‘The Irish Times’ with mentions like “best bar to watch the match” and “best bar to spend the day” we can assure you you’re heading to the right place when roaring on the boys in green with us.
It’s never too early for rugby, breakfast, and banter so we are opening a few of the
bars for the earlier Irish Games.
Bruxelles, The Old Mill, The Pennyhill, The Roost, Laurels, Palmerstown House, and An Poitin Still will have their doors open, ready to welcome you, diehard fans and serving a hearty breakfast to boot.
Keep watch… We’re sending our very own rugby correspondent over to Japan to Keep us in the know throughout the Rugby World Cup!
Great bar, nice food Called in here with some friends, warm and friendly and quiet busy with food and drink. The atmosphere is warm, great service, lighting is just right and it's clean. The menu is reasonably priced and the food is tasty, my only issue is that the menu has not changed in quite a while, however it does have a good variety of chicken, beef and seafood dishes along with tapas style snacks. I can recommend The Gin Palace if you want great service in a clean, warm and friendly environment with great selection of beers and spirits and good food.
Have a drink here Popped in on a Saturday evening. Busy but we got seats at the bar ok. Plenty of staff who are all friendly and ready to recommend a suitable drink. We had the Gunpowder gin and it's a must for anyone who likes a gin or even those who don't especially (my husband).
Great spot Wouldn't have thought of trying here only had won a gift voucher. Really glad we did, great little pub. Really warm welcome and atmosphere, very tasty grub, wine, and of course gorgeous gins. Staff couldn't do enough for us. Will definitely be back.