Public viewing

(1) Japanese squad vs South African squad (place: Kumagaya Rugby Stadium in Saitama Prefecture)

Place A

*The figure shows a mere image.

Date and time: kickoff at 19:15 on Friday, September 6
(the stadium to be opened at 15:30)

Public viewing (PV) site: Kumagaya City Community Plaza (2-62 Hon-cho, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama Prefecture)
*This is the same site as the fan zone for the Rugby World Cup 2019TM.

Admission: free (Your baggage, etc. will be checked for securing safety, but everyone can enter the public viewing site no matter whether he/she has a ticket.)

The Rugby World Cup winners’ trophy is coming!!


The Webb Ellis Cup is the trophy awarded to the winners of the Rugby World Cup. It has been on tour throughout Japan, and will be on display at Kumagaya’s public viewing area.
The trophy symbolizes the history behind the cup, and the fighting spirit and emotions which rugby players have put towards winning the cup. This is a valuable chance to see the trophy which has been yearned for by so many players.

【Date and time of trophy viewing】
Friday, September 6th – 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Writing messages on the Japan supporters’ flag

A “big flag campaign” will be held, in which fans can write messages on the giant jersey-shaped flag which will be used to cheer on Japan. Let’s send our messages of encouragement for the Japanese team, which is aiming to advance past the group stage for the first time.



・Let’s root for the squad together; “Public viewing with a huge screen.”

・“Stage shows” filled with rugby contents (talk shows on rugby, mini rugby concerts, Scmum! Kumagaya Project, etc.)

・“Catering booth” where you can savor the foods of Saitama and Kumagaya.

・You will be welcomed by a parade float used for Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival.


Place B


Date and time: kickoff at 19:15 on Friday, September 6

PV site: Urawa Parco

Guest: Golgo Matsumoto

Commentator: Mr. Tomoki Kitagawa (a former member of the Japanese rugby squad)


(2) Japanese squad vs Tongan squad (at Higashiosaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka) ⇒Ended

Date and time: kickoff at 19:10 on Saturday, August 3

PV site: Citizens’ square in front of Wako City Hall

No. of visitors: about 2,000

Results: Japan 41 – 7 Tonga

*Scenes of the stadium on that day

The Saitama Prefecture and Kumagaya City held a public viewing of the Lipovitan D Challenge Cup 2018 that was held in June.

*For further information on the match, please see the following page.
 Site for rooting for the Japanese rugby squad (the official website of Japan Rugby Football Union)