Take a look at all the matches that will act as warm-ups for the 2019 World Cup in Japan

2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups

With nearly a year to go until the 2019 World Cup in Japan begins, we have put together a list of fixtures that will act as warm-up games for the tournament.

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will all play several games in the build-up to the tournament whereas the biggest southern hemisphere nations, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina, will likely use the Rugby Championship as their World Cup warm-up matches.

France have a couple of matches on their schedule too and two more are yet to be confirmed. Check out all the matches and when they are set to take place below.

2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups

England Warm-Up Matches

Sunday 11 August 2019: England v Wales, Twickenham, 2pm

Saturday 17 August 2019: Wales v England, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, kick-off TBC

Saturday 24 August 2019: England v Ireland, Twickenham, 3pm

Friday 6 September 2019: England v Italy, St James Park, Newcastle, 7.45pm

France Warm-Up Matches

Saturday 17 August 2019: France v Scotland, Venue TBC, kick-off TBC

Saturday 24 August 2019: Scotland v France, BT Murrayfield, kick-off TBC

(France may also be playing a warm-up match against Italy but this is yet to be confirmed. We will update this page when that occurs).

Home and Away: Ireland will face Wales at the Aviva Stadium and in Cardiff (Getty Images)

Ireland Warm-Up Matches

Saturday 10 August 2019: Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium, kick-off TBC

Saturday 24 August 2019: England v Ireland, Twickenham, kick-off TBC

Saturday 31 August 2019: Wales v Ireland, Principality Stadium, kick-off TBC

Saturday 7 September 2019: Ireland v Wales, Aviva Stadium, kick-off TBC

Scotland Warm-Up Matches

Saturday 17 August 2019: France v Scotland, Venue TBC, kick-off TBC

Saturday 24 August 2019: Scotland v France, BT Murrayfield, kick-off TBC

Saturday 31 August 2019: Georgia v Scotland, Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia, kick-off TBC

Friday 6/Saturday 7 September 2019: Scotland v Georgia, BT Murrayfield, kick-off TBC

Wales Warm-Up Matches

Sunday 11 August 2019: England v Wales, Twickenham Stadium, 2pm

Saturday 17 August 2019: Wales v England, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, kick-off TBC

Saturday 31 August 2019: Wales v Ireland, Principality Stadium, kick-off TBC

Saturday 7 September 2019: Ireland v Wales, Aviva Stadium, kick-off TBC

Classic Enemies: New Zealand and Australia will play a warm-up match against one another (Getty Images)

Italy Warm-Up Matches

Saturday 10 August 2019: Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium, kick-off TBC

Friday 6 September 2019: England v Italy, St James Park, Newcastle, 7.45pm

We also believe Italy are scheduled to play warm-up matches against Russia and France but this is yet to be confirmed.

Australia Warm-Up Matches

Saturday 17 August: New Zealand v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland, kick-off TBC

Saturday 7 September: Australia v Manu Samoa, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, kick-off TBC

New Zealand Warm-Up Matches

Saturday 27 July: New Zealand v South Africa, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, kick-off TBC

Saturday 17 August: New Zealand v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland, kick-off TBC

Saturday 7 September: New Zealand v Tonga, FMG Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, kick-off TBC

South Africa Warm-Up Matches

Saturday 27 July: New Zealand v South Africa, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, kick-off TBC

Tonga Warm-Up Matches 

Saturday 7 September: New Zealand v Tonga, FMG Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, kick-off TBC

Georgia Warm-Up Matches

Saturday 31 August 2019: Georgia v Scotland, Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia, kick-off TBC

Friday 6/Saturday 7 September 2019: Scotland v Georgia, BT Murrayfield, kick-off TBC

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