The Rugby World Cup is taking place this year in Japan, running from 20 September through until 2nd November 2019 and will of course present a great opportunity for businesses to boost their trade at the tale end of the summer.

Rugby World Cup 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019

Given the time difference, and with many of the games kicking off in the earlier part of the morning, you will require a temporary event notice (TEN) to enable you to sell alcohol for the start of some of the home nations games.

The home nation’s matches kick off times are as follows (hours are in local time):


Sunday 22 September Ireland v Scotland 8.45am
Saturday 28 September Japan v Ireland 8.15am
Monday 30 September Scotland v Samoa 11.15am
Thursday 3 October Ireland v Russia 11.15am
Wednesday 9 October Scotland v Russia 8.15am
Saturday 12 October Ireland v Samoa 11.45am
Sunday 13 October Japan v Scotland 11.45am



Sunday 22 September England v Tonga  11.15am
Thursday 26 September England v USA  11.45am
Saturday 5 October England v Argentina  9.00am
Saturday 12 October England v France  9.15am


POOL D         

Monday 23 September Wales v Georgia  11.15am
Sunday 29 September Australia v Wales  8.45am
Wednesday 9 October Wales v Fiji  10.45am
Sunday 13 October Wales v Uruguay  9.15am


The kick off times for the knockout stages are as follows:

Saturday 19 October QF1 Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D 8.15am
Saturday 19 October QF2 Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A 11.15am
Sunday 20 October QF3 Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C 8.15am
Sunday 20 October QF4 Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B 11.15am
Saturday 26 October Winner QF1 v Winner QF2 9.00am
Sunday 27 October Winner QF3 v Winner QF4 9.00am
Friday 1 November Third-place Play-off 9.00am
Saturday 2 November RWC 2019 Final 9.00am


If you would like any advice or assistance in applying for TENs to cover the additional hours required for the rugby World Cup then please do not hesitate to contact our the licensing team at Gregg Latchams who are our BARBIE partner for all things legal!

Contact Gregg Latchams here or call 0117 9069400 to speak with Ewen Macgregor.

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