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Rugby World Cup - Whangarei Fixtures

The 2021 Rugby World Cup was due to take place in New Zealand from 18 September to 16 October 2021, with fixtures being played in Auckland and Whangarei. However, the tournament was postponed until 2022 due to Covid.

The rescheduled tournament will take place in a later window, October-November, and all games will be played at weekends. The top two in each pool, and the two best third-placed teams, will advance to the quarter-finals. Should hosts New Zealand qualify for the knockout stage, they will play in quarter-final 2.

A total of 26 matches will be played across 10 match days at Auckland’s Eden Park, Waitākere Stadium and Whangārei’s Northland Events Centre. The pool phase will feature triple-header match days giving fans the opportunity to see three international rugby matches with just a single ticket, while the knockout stages will feature double-header match days, along with festivities, entertainment, food and activities for the whole family. 

In line with the strategy to expand the game, Rugby World Cup 2021 will be one of the most accessible Rugby World Cups of all time with tickets starting at NZD$5 for children and NZD$10 for adults, enabling everyone to play their part in making history as the tournament aims to break the world record for attendance at a women’s Rugby World Cup match. 

Click here to purchase your Rugby World Cup tickets now

Book your Whangarei accommodation at Distinction Whangarei Hotel, located only 2km from the stadium

Sunday 9 October – First Pool Matches


USA v Italy (12.45pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)

Japan v Canada (3.15pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)

Wales v Scotland (5.45pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

Saturday 15 October – Second Pool Matches


Scotland v Australia (3pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

USA v Japan (5.30pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool B)

France v England (8pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)

Saturday 22 October – Third Pool Matches


Australia v Wales (2.15pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

New Zealand v Scotland (4.45pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool A)

France v Fiji (7.15pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, Pool C)

Saturday 29 October – Quarter-finals


Quarter-final 1 (4.15pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)

Quarter-final 2 (7.30pm, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei)
Rugby World Cup - Whangarei Fixtures
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