RUGBY WORLD CUP GUIDE 2019

Rugby fans around the world are already looking forward to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. It is the first time in the event’s history that it will take place outside the traditional heartland of the sport, and the first time it will be held in Asia.

The 6-week tournament will kick off on September 20 and will finish with the final on November 2 in Yokohama Stadium. The fixtures will be played in twelve stadiums around Japan, providing rugby fans.

Japan 2019 will be the ninth Rugby World Cup and we have the perfect guide to have you ready, plus some events kindly sponsored by Heineken for the day…

 

 

 

Rugby Day Nutrition 101

Night Before

Many players and coaches are big supporters of loading up on carbs and protein the night before watching a big game. Lucky for all you, fanatic rugby heads we have

you sorted … dig into our mouth-watering hefty, protein-packed burger with fries… mmm, yummy.

As for hydration, enjoy an ice-cold Heineken to wash it down.

 

Game Day

Hydration is key so make sure upon awakening you head straight to one of our bars showing the matches and grab a juice or coffee while you look over the menu.

 

BREAKFAST, BALLS, AND BANTER

Breakfast

Make sure to consume plenty of protein and carbohydrate-heavy foods to keep you fuelled for the day such as our Irish Breakfast. Which includes everything you will need to be the best supporter on the day.

Pre-Match

This should be a small meal to stock up on top of breakfast and to compliment your beer. Try our special house nachos. They will leave you replenished and ready to hit your support stance.

 

Match- Time

Grab your beer, get in position and COYBIG!

Rugby World Cup 2019 Fixtures

 

POOL A

Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa

 

Fri 20 Sep Japan v Russia (Tokyo), 11.45am

Sun 22 Sep Ireland v Scotland (Yokohama), 8.45am

Tue 24 Sep Russia v Samoa (Kumagaya), 11.15am

Sat 28 Sep Japan v Ireland (Shizuoka), 8.15am

Mon 30 Sep Scotland v Samoa (Kobe), 11.15am

Thu 3 Oct Ireland v Russia (Kobe), 11.15am

Sat 5 Oct Japan v Samoa (Toyota), 11.30am

Wed 9 Oct Scotland v Russia (Shizuoka), 8.15am

Sat 12 Oct Ireland v Samoa (Fukuoka), 11.45am

Sun 13 Oct Japan v Scotland (Yokohama), 11.45am

POOL B

 

New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada

 

Sat 21 Sep New Zealand v South Africa (Yokohama), 10.45am

Sun 22 Sep Italy v Namibia (Osaka), 6.15am

Thu 26 Sep Italy v Canada (Fukuoka), 8.45am

Sat 28 Sep South Africa v Namibia (Toyota), 10.45am

Wed 2 Oct New Zealand v Canada (Oita), 11.15am

Fri 4 Oct South Africa v Italy (Shizuoka), 10.45am

Sun 6 Oct New Zealand v Namibia (Tokyo), 5.45am

Tue 8 Oct South Africa v Canada (Kobe), 11.15am

Sat 12 Oct New Zealand v Italy (Toyota), 5.45am

Sun 13 Oct Namibia v Canada (Kamaishi), 4.15am

 

POOL C

 

England, France, Argentina, USA, Tonga

 

Sat 21 Sep France v Argentina (Tokyo), 8.15am

Sun 22 Sep England v Tonga (Sapporo), 11.15am

Thu 26 Sep England v USA (Kobe), 11.45am

Sat 28 Sep Argentina v Tonga (Osaka), 5.45am

Wed 2 Oct France v USA (Fukuoka), 8.45am

Sat 5 Oct England v Argentina (Tokyo), 9.00am

Sun 6 Oct France v Tonga (Kumamoto), 8.45am

Wed 9 Oct Argentina v USA (Kumagaya), 5.45am

Sat 12 Oct England v France (Yokohama), 9.15am

Sun 13 Oct USA v Tonga (Osaka), 6.45am

 

POOL D

 

Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay

 

Sat 21 Sep Australia v Fiji (Sapporo), 5.45am

Mon 23 Sep Wales v Georgia (Toyota), 11.15am

Wed 25 Sep Fiji v Uruguay (Kamaishi), 6.15am

Sun 29 Sep Georgia v Uruguay (Kumagaya), 6.15am

Sun 29 Sep Australia v Wales (Tokyo), 8.45am

Thu 3 Oct Georgia v Fiji (Osaka), 6.15am

Sat 5 Oct Australia v Uruguay (Oita), 6.15am

Wed 9 Oct Wales v Fiji (Oita), 10.45am

Fri 11 Oct Australia v Georgia (Shizuoka), 11.15am

Sun 13 Oct Wales v Uruguay (Kumamoto), 9.15am

 

 

 

 

 

Where to watch the match you ask?

With our bars being name-dropped in articles written by ‘Lovin’Dublin’ and ‘The Irish Times’ with mentions like “best bar to watch the match” and “best bar to spend the day” we can assure you you’re heading to the right place when roaring on the boys in green with us.

It’s never too early for rugby, breakfast, and banter so we are opening a few of the

bars for the earlier Irish Games.

Bruxelles, The Old Mill, The Pennyhill, The Roost, Laurels, Palmerstown House, and An Poitin Still will have their doors open, ready to welcome you, diehard fans and serving a hearty breakfast to boot.

COYBIG!

Keep watch… We’re sending our very own rugby correspondent over to Japan to Keep us in the know throughout the Rugby World Cup!

 

 

 

#TheGrandCentral

4 star ratingCentral location with good staff Only stopped here for a quick drink on the way out to the 3Arena for a gig recently. Good crowd there all for the same reason as Luas stop nearby. Table service for drinks by a very friendly and helpful barman who was able to give us extra info about the gig. Food being served to other customers looked lovely and I had a glance at what looked like a very comprehensive menu. Will give it a go for food the next time. Minor gripe was the toilets were downstairs and seemed a long way away.

bpryan67 Avatar bpryan67
11/14/2018

5 star ratingGreat value and service Called in at Grand Central on a busy Saturday evening and a table was quickly made available for us by friendly front of house staff. The food was super good value for money and there was a good selection of beers at the bar. We both ordered lamb shank (€15) and it was really tasty. The staff were excellent, you could see how busy it was in the bar/restaurant area but they were all very attentive and friendly.

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4/23/2019

5 star ratingOutstanding Service and Food! For our evening meal, we made a reservation at the Grand Central Café Bar. We were intrigued by the pictures that we saw on their website. It is housed in an old bank - steeped in history right on O’Connell Street. Our server, Joseph, went out of his way to make us feel especially welcome and attended to our every want and need. He was truly the consummate waiter.

My husband started with a Dubliner, 10-year old, Irish Single malt whiskey. Then, we enjoyed a bottle of Paul Mas Merlot – very smooth and drinkable. For our entrees, I had the Lamb Shank that came with mashed potatoes, carrots and broccoli. I just love lamb shanks; so, I was in my element. My husband savoured the Atlantic salmon with mashed potatoes and broccoli. We were intrigued by what we thought were onion rings, but turned out to be just fried onion straws. They were crispy and good. For dessert, he chose the Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake. It was truly a decadent way to end a delicious meal! Our total bill was € 77.

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4/05/2019