Please note that the website will be undergoing maintenance work as described below.
During the scheduled maintenance hours, Please avoid accessing and making your application on the portal.

Tuesday, 2 April 00:00 – 01:00 (JST)
Monday, 1 April 16:00 – 17:00 (CET)
Monday, 1 April 15:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

Tuesday, 9 April 00:00 – 01:00 (JST)
Monday, 8 April 16:00 – 17:00 (CET)
Monday, 8 April 15:00 – 16:00 (GMT)

The online application portal URLs are as follows:                        

Written Press


Non-Rights Holding TV

Non-Rights Holding Radio

When applying for tournament accreditation you will be required to upload a passport-style photo. You will also need to provide specific identification information:

  • Overseas media: Passport details
  • Japan media: passport details (recommended), driving license, Individual Number Card (with an ID photo) details, or for non-Japanese residents in Japan, Residence Card details
  • All media: Personal and organisation contact details

Please ensure you have this information at hand when filling out the form

At the time of application, you will also have to read and accept the Media Accreditation Terms and Conditions, the associated Media News Access Regulations and our Data Protection Notice.

Applications close at 23:59 (Japan Standard Time) on 22 April, 2019.

Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be sent an email confirmation within six weeks of application.

Pool Match Tickets

The application process also includes your requests for pool stage media match tickets. To enter a venue on match day you will need your official tournament accreditation and a valid media match ticket. There will be no access to the venue media centres without a match ticket on match days.

Notification of successful media ticket requests will be made from May onwards once demand for matches is determined as there is a fixed limit on media ticketing at each venue. RWCL will endeavor to inform successful applicants as soon as possible to assist planning.

Requests for media match tickets for finals matches will be taken later in the tournament once the qualifying teams are known. This will also be an online application process.

Rugby News Service

Accredited media will have full access to the tournament-time Rugby News Service (RNS). Access will be available through a password protected section of the website from early September through to the end of the tournament.

Designed to help the working accredited media, RNS will carry the full team media schedules, training session schedules, tournament statistics as well as news, features and a quotation service covering all team events, post-match conferences and mixed zones. This information will be available in English, Japanese, French and Spanish.


Please contact the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee Media Operations team for any further enquiries:

For more information or inquiries on Media Accreditation and Ticketing:
RWC 2019 Organising Committee Media Accreditation and Ticketing Team
Media Operations Dept.
Bernie Kodama

For more information or inquiries on RWC 2019 Media Operations:
RWC 2019 Organising Committee Media Operations Dept.
Haruna Miyazaki, Yusuke Kuwano, Hiromichi Toki, Masaru Nagai, Mari Tsuchiya
E-mail: / Phone: +81 3 6438 6317