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UTV in Japan: Rugby World Cup 2019

UTV is at the heart of the action with a series of special programmes tackling the very best the Rugby World Cup has to offer in Japan.

The World Cup is live and exclusive on UTV as the Land of the Rising Sun hosts the biggest sporting event anywhere in the world this year.

UTV will have special previews before all of Ireland’s matches. We’ll be joined by former Ireland stars Paddy Wallace and Chris Henry giving expert analysis of Ireland’s prospects and breaking down the game for viewers.

Our Sports Correspondent Ruth Gorman will be in Japan throughout the World Cup offering first rate coverage, interviews with the Ireland stars and the biggest names in the game.

Ruth will also be reporting on life in Japan , taking viewers outside the rugby and reflecting the rich and diverse culture and colour of this fascinating country.

UTV will have access to a galaxy of star names including Brian O’Driscoll, Paul, O’Connell and Ian McGeechan to name just a few.

We’ll be with the fans as they enjoy life in Japan and bringing viewers the very best social media has to offer on the World Cup.

UTV in Japan promises to be an amazing showcase, of the biggest rugby championship in the world and life in one of the world’s most exciting and colourful countries.

Our programmes kick-off on Saturday September 21 at 6.30pm as we look ahead to Ireland’s crucial clash with Scotland which could decide who tops their pool and the tournament as a whole.