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Ben James

When are the Rugby World Cup warm-ups and Rugby Championship matches?

The World Cup is just a matter of months away, with the tournament in France beginning at the start of September.

From then on, it will be wall-to-wall rugby - with matches most days as the quest to be crowned the world's best goes on.

But it's not like there's a dearth of rugby before then, with plenty of warm-up matches and the Rugby Championship to be played in the coming months.

Here's all the fixtures and kick-off times you need to know.

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*All kick-off times UK*

Saturday 8th July

Japan XV v New Zealand XV - 9am

South Africa v Australia - 4:05pm - The Rugby Championship

Argentina v New Zealand - 8:10pm - The Rugby Championship

Saturday 15th July

New Zealand v South Africa - 8:05am - The Rugby Championship

Japan v New Zealand XV - 10:05am

Australia v Argentina - 10:45am - The Rugby Championship

Saturday 22nd July

Fiji v Tonga

Japan v Samoa - 6:50am *

Saturday 29th July

Samoa v Fiji

Australia v New Zealand - 10:45am - The Rugby Championship

Japan v Tonga - 11:30am

Scotland v Italy - 3:15pm

South Africa v Argentina - 4:05pm - The Rugby Championship

Namibia v Argentina XV - 7pm

Uruguay v Chile - 9pm

Saturday 5th August

Samoa v Tonga

New Zealand v Australia - 3:35am

Scotland v France - 3pm

Ireland v Italy - 4pm

Wales v England - 5:30pm

Romania v USA - 6pm

Uruguay v Namibia - 7pm

Chile v Argentina XV - 10pm

Argentina v South Africa - 11:10pm

Saturday 12th August

Portugal v USA

Georgia v Romania - 3pm

England v Wales - 5:30pm

France v Scotland - 8:05pm

Chile v Namibia - 10pm

Saturday 19th August

Italy v Romania

Georgia v USA - 3pm

Wales v South Africa - 3:15pm

Ireland v England - 5:30pm

France v Fiji - 8:05pm

Uruguay v Argentina XV - 9pm

Sunday 20th August

New Zealand v South Africa - 7:30pm

Saturday 26th August

Spain v Argentina

Italy v Japan

England v Fiji - 3:15pm

Scotland v Georgia - 5:30pm

Ireland v Samoa - 8pm

Chile v Argentina XV - 10pm

Sunday 27th August

France v Australia - 4:45pm


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