After weeks of warm-up games and debates about squad selections, the Rugby World Cup 2019 is finally here, kicking off with this opening match in Tokyo. We’ll give you the low down on how to live stream Japan vs Russia below.The hosts go into the game on something of a high having won the recent Pacific Nations Cup. Russia on the other hand sneaked into this year’s tournament after Romania and Spain were disqualified. They won’t be in Japan to make up the numbers and could spring a surprise as they go in search of their first ever World Cup win.
As with any host, Japan will want to get off to a good start and should be strong enough to get a positive result in here. With a kind draw, they’ll be hoping to battle it out with Scotland for second place in Pool A, with Ireland clear favourites to top the group.Russia’s recent form doesn’t make pretty reading, with Italy putting 85 past them in a stinging warm-up defeat last month. In 34-year-old fly-half Yuri Kushnarev and athletic prop Kiril Gotovtsev they at least have two game-changing players worthy of the world stage.You can watch all the action from pretty much anywhere on Earth by following our Japan vs Russia live stream guide from the Rugby World Cup.
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How to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup from outside your country
If you’re abroad for any of the Rugby World Cup and don’t want to miss out on catching the coverage from your home country, you’ll inevitably find it geo-blocked when you try to stream online. But don’t sweat. With the option of a VPN, you can tune into those fixtures no matter where you are in the world without resorting to some dodgy feed on Reddit. And best of all, it’s really easy to do (or read on for details on how to stream coverage from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA).
How to stream Japan vs Russia live in the UK
How to watch Japan vs Russia: live stream in Australia
How to watch Japan vs Russia live in New Zealand for free
How to live stream Japan vs Russia in the US
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