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The final tune up games for the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup begin Friday, August 28, and continue until Sunday, September 6.  These matches represent the last opportunity for coaches to experiment with positions and players before the tournament begins September 18 when England host Fiji at Twickenham.

August 28 (Friday)

Nottingham     vs.       Tonga

Newcastle       vs.       Georgia

August 29 (Saturday)

Japan               vs.       Uruguay

Ireland             vs.       Wales

Barbarians       vs.       Samoa

Scotland          vs.       Italy

Canada            vs.       Glasgow Warriors

August 30 (Sunday)

USA                 vs.       Harlequins at PPL Park, Philadelphia

September 2 (Wednesday)

Canada            vs.       Georgia

September 5 (Saturday)

USA                 vs.       Australia at Soldier Field, Chicago

Romania          vs.       Tonga

Leicester          vs.       Argentina

Japan               vs.       Georgia

England           vs.       Ireland

Wasps             vs.       Samoa

France             vs.       Scotland

September 6 (Sunday)

Uruguay          vs.       Basque Select

Canada            vs.       Fiji

They key match up will witness number two Ireland play number five England at Twickenham.  The Irish XV have won 14 out of their past 15 test matches.

The Eagles welcome the Harlequins this Sunday, the game starting at 3 p.m. and broadcast live by ESPN3. A week later, the Eagles return to Soldier Field, Chicago, to play the Wallabies. Tickets to both contests can be purchased at