Japan continue their third pool journey at Rugby World Cup 2019 will be against Samoa at the City of Toyota Stadium. The matchups against Japan vs Samoa scheduled to be held on Saturday 5th October at 10:30 GMT. Japan touched the heights by stunning Ireland 19-12 last Saturday, before Samoa were dumped 34-0 by Scotland on Monday. Check out Japan v Samoa – 2019 Rugby World Cup: What, when, how to watch online, squads and prediction.
When is it?
The 3rd round clash between Japan vs Samoa square off on Saturday 05 October 2019.
What time is kick-off?
The matchups gets under way at 10:30 GMT, 19:30 local time. Brave Blossoms and Samoa have only played each other on 15 previous occasions; of which Japan won 4 out of 15 matchups. Samoa only win 11 games. That extra two days’ preparation is just one of the factors that make the Brave Blossoms clear favourites at City of Toyota Stadium.
Where is it?
England vs Argentina’s third round match of Rugby World Cup 2019 takes place in the City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Japan. City of Toyota Stadium ia mainly a football stadium based on J1 League club Nagoya Grampus. The stadium also hosts Rugby World Cup 2019 matches. The stadium was founded in March 2001. It is 45,000 seat retractable roof stadium in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
What TV channel is it on?
All 48 games will be shown live on different streaming services. It depends on your location. DENTSU, J SPORTS, NTV, NHK, DAZN, RADIO: NCB, NBS are the main broadcaster for the Brave Blossoms rugby this year. The FIJI TV (Samoa) reserve their rights to broadcast Samoa’s match till Nov. 2. In the UK ITV will be showing live coverage of the match from 10.25 am with the match available to stream live in the UK on the ITV Player. Supported devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets. Alternatively, you can follow all the action with our live streaming links before match begin. So bookmark this page and return on the game day to ensure you do not miss out.
How to watch Japan vs Samoa live streaming?
The 2019 Rugby World Cup 25rd match between Japan vs Samoa will be broadcasting Saturday, October 05, 2019. Performances live on DENTSU, J SPORTS, NTV, NHK, DAZN, RADIO: NCB, NBS and Fiji TV. In addition, you have the options to follow this matchups in different streaming service. Click here to find official TV broadcasting ways for Rugby World Cup here.
How to watch Brave Blossoms vs Samoa online?
The Brave Blossoms vs Samoa matches will be available on the following devices and platforms: laptops, smartphones and tablets, iOS, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Kindle Fire, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox, Windows 8, and Roku. There are a lot of options out there. RWCFixtures.Com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the Brave Blossoms vs Samoa game on TV and online.
- Japan: Ryohei Yamanaka; Kotaro Matsushima, Timothy Lafaele, Ryoto Nakamura, Lomano Lava Lemeki; Yu Tamura, Yutaka Nagare; Keita Inagaki, Atsushi Sakate, Jiwon Koo, Wimpie van der Walt, James Moore, Michael Leitch, Pieter Labuschagne (capt), Kazuki Himeno.
- Replacements: Shota Horie, Isileli Nakajima, Asaeli Ai Valu, Uwe Helu, Hendrik Tui, Fumiaki Tanaka, Rikiya Matsuda, Kenki Fukuoka.
- Samoa: Tim Nanai-Williams; Ah See Tuala, Alapati Leiua, Henry Taefu, Ed Fidow; Ulupano Seuteni, Dwayne Polataivao; Jordan Lay, Seilala Lam, Michael Alaalatoa, Piula Faasalele, Kane Le’aupepe, Chris Vui, TJ Ioane, Jack Lam (capt).
- Replacements: Ray Niuia, Paul Alo-Emile, James Lay, Senio Toleafoa, Josh Tyrell, Pele Cowley, Tusi Pisi, Kieron Fonotia.
Japan vs Samoa prediction
Samoa are up against it big time and bursting Japan’s bubble seems unlikely after failing to trouble the scoreboard against Scotland. However, Japan were nervous and unsteady in their opening 30-10 win over Russia and with history on the horizon, the pressure on the hosts will be huge after playing with such freedom to stun Ireland last Saturday. That said, Samoa were also flat for long periods in their 34-9 win against the Russians and were lucky to keep 15 men on the field. Don’t expect Japan to pile on the points, but the Brave Blossoms should have enough to overwhelm Samoa and take a giant towards their first World Cup quarter-final. A win would not guarantee Japan’s place in the last eight because of how tight Pool A is shaping up and Ireland and Scotland could both still finish above the hosts. Bonus points will come into play.