The Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 20 2019 in Japan.
The Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 20 2019 in Japan.
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The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 20 in the tiny Pacific Island nation of Japan. Land Rover is both a global partner to the biggest rugby tournament in the world, and a proud partner of the Springboks too.

Because we’re Wanted, we’ve curated the coolest, smartest and most unique itinerary for you — in between cheering on the Boks, of course. We’ve taken our inspiration from the Range Rover Sport SVR, designed especially for the Springbok team. In this third and final instalment of a three-part series, we look at art, music, food, and sports attractions. 


There will be an unusually large number of South Africans in these Japanese cities this month: Tokyo, Kobe, Yokohama and Shizuoka. From the world cup opening ceremony on September 20 all the way to the finals in Yokohama on November 2, Springbok supporters will abound.

If you’re in Japan for the games — and even if you’re not — these are the biggest matches:

Match 1: Japan vs Russia (Pool A), Tokyo Stadium; Friday 20 September, 19:45 local time (12:45 CAT)

Match 4: New Zealand vs South Africa (Pool B), International Stadium Yokohama; Saturday 21 September, 18:45 local time (11:45 CAT)

Match 15: South Africa vs Namibia (Pool B), Toyota Stadium; Saturday 28 September, 18:45 (11:45am CAT)

Match 23: South Africa vs Italy (Pool B), Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa; Friday 4 October, 18:45 (11:45am CAT)

Match 29: South Africa vs Canada (Pool B), Kobe Misaki Stadium; Tuesday 8 October, 19:15pm (12:15am BST)

Match 48: The final, International Stadium Yokohama; Saturday 2 November, 6pm (9am)

Visit the Rugby World Cup 2019 website for more information.

Snoh Aalegra.
Snoh Aalegra.
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The Stockholm-raised, LA-based, Persian RnB singer Snoh Aalegra will be performing two Billboard Live shows in Tokyo on October 1. Her signature cinematic soul sound has been featured on Vince Staples’ and Drake’s albums, and on her FEELS debut album in 2017. Earlier this year, her fast-growing fan base was treated to a handful of sentimental singles off her hotly-anticipated sophomore album. And as expected, the album titled, Ugh, those feels again has us all in our feels — again.

 Visit the Billboard Live website to book tickets.

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* This article was paid for by Land Rover, proud vehicle partner to the Springboks.

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