England will launch their World Cup defence later this year with a Saturday tea-time kick-off against the USA in Lens.
Tournament organisers have announced the kick-off times for all 48 games, which see the opening fixture between France and Argentina on September 7 and the World Cup final on October 20 both starting in Paris at 8pm UK time.
England's Pool A opener has a 5pm start on September 8, followed by clashes with South Africa (8pm), Samoa (3pm) and a qualifier (8pm).
Three of Wales' four Pool B games are scheduled for early or late afternoon kick-offs, including their pivotal Pool B encounter against 2003 World Cup runners-up Australia in Cardiff.
Ireland, meanwhile, play their opening three Pool D fixtures at night, before facing a potential quarter-final decider against Argentina in Paris on September 30 at 4pm, and Scotland's Murrayfield clash against tournament favourites New Zealand will start at 4pm on September 23.
2007 Rugby World Cup (kick-offs, UK time)
September 7, France v Argentina (Paris, 8pm); September 8, New Zealand v Italy (Marseille, 12.45pm), Australia v Japan (Lyon, 2.45pm), England v USA (Lens, 5pm); September 9, Wales v Canada (Nantes, 1pm), South Africa v Samoa (Paris, 3pm), Scotland v Repechage 1 (St Etienne, 5pm), Ireland v Namibia (Bordeaux, 7pm); September 11, Argentina v Georgia (Lyon, 7pm); September 12, USA v Repechage 2 (Montpellier, 1pm), Japan v Fiji (Toulouse, 5pm), Italy v Romania (Marseille, 7pm); September 14, England v South Africa (Paris, 8pm).
September 15, New Zealand v Repechage 1 (Lyon, midday), Wales v Australia (Cardiff, 2pm), Ireland v Georgia (Bordeaux, 8pm); September 16, Fiji v Canada (Cardiff, 1pm), Samoa v Repechage 2 (Montpellier, 3pm), France v Namibia (Toulouse, 8pm); September 18, Scotland v Romania (Edinburgh, 8pm); September 19, Italy v Repechage 1 (Paris, 7pm); September 20, Wales v Japan (Cardiff, 8pm); September 21, France v Ireland (Paris, 8pm).
September 22, South Africa v Repechage 2 (Lens, 1pm), England v Samoa (Nantes, 3pm), Argentina v Namibia (Marseille, 8pm); September 23, Australia v Fiji (Montpellier, 1.30pm), Scotland v New Zealand (Edinburgh, 4pm); September 25, Canada v Japan (Bordeaux, 5pm), Romania v Repechage 1 (Toulouse, 7pm); September 26, Georgia v Namibia (Lens, 5pm), Samoa v USA (St Etienne, 7pm); September 28, England v Repechage 2 (Paris, 8pm).
September 29, New Zealand v Romania (Toulouse, midday), Australia v Canada (Bordeaux, 2pm), Wales v Fiji (Nantes, 4pm), Scotland v Italy (St Etienne, 8pm); September 30, France v Georgia (Marseille, 2pm), Ireland v Argentina (Paris, 4pm), South Africa v USA (Montpellier, 7pm).
October 6, quarter-final one (Marseille, 2pm), quarter-final two (Cardiff, 8pm); October 7, quarter-final three (Marseille, 2pm), quarter-final four (Paris, 8pm).
October 13, semi-final one (Paris, 8pm); October 14, semi-final two (Paris, 8pm).
October 19, third place play-off (Paris, 8pm); October 20, final (Paris, 8pm).
After Ireland's heroic big-game hunt of the Springboks and Scotland's six-try runaround of the Pumas, the challenge of engineering the most spectacular win of the autumn series now falls on Wales, writes Peter Jackson.