Rugby World Cup Fixtures

The 2023 Rugby World Cup will run from Friday 8 September to Saturday 28 October, with matches played across France.

South Africa will defend their title after beating England 32-12 in the 2019 final in Japan. Eddie Jones will want to claim the trophy before he bows out as Englands boss, but hosts France and three-time winners New Zealand will fancy their chances too.

Romania have replaced Spain in Pool B after the latter’s appeal against their disqualification was dismissed in June 2022. Spain fielded an ineligible player during qualification.

Namibia secured their place at a seventh successive World Cup by beating Kenya 36-0 in the final of the Rugby Africa Cup in Aix-en-Provence. They take their place in Pool A.

Chile will compete at their first-ever Rugby World Cup after beating the USA over two legs to qualify as Americas Two and take the final spot in Pool D, while Tonga completed Pool B by beating Hong Kong 44-22 in the Asia Pacific One play-off.

And finally, Portugal qualified for Rugby World Cup 2023 after defeating USA in a two-legged showdown. Thy are in Pool C.

Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures

POOL A – New Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia

Fri 8 Sept France v New Zealand (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sat 9 Sept Italy v Namibia (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Thu 14 Sept France v Uruguay (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Fri 15 Sept New Zealand v Namibia (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Wed 20 Sept Italy v Uruguay (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Thu 21 Sept France v Namibia (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Wed 27 Sept Uruguay v Namibia (Parc OL, Lyon)

Fri 29 Sept New Zealand v Italy (Parc OL, Lyon)

Thu 5 Oct New Zealand v Uruguay (Parc OL, Lyon)

Fri 6 Oct France v Italy (Parc OL, Lyon)

POOL B – South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Romania, Tonga

Sat 9 Sept Ireland v Romania (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sun 10 Sept South Africa v Scotland (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sat 16 Sept Ireland v Tonga (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Sun 17 Sept South Africa v Romania (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sat 23 Sept South Africa v Ireland (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sun 24 Sept Scotland v Tonga (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Sat 30 Sept Scotland v Romania (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Sun 1 Oct South Africa v Tonga (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sat 7 Oct Ireland v Scotland (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sun 8 Oct Tonga v Romania (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

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POOL C – Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal

Sat 9 Sept Australia v Georgia (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sun 10 Sept Wales v Fiji (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sat 16 Sept Wales v Portugal (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Sun 17 Sept Australia v Fiji (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Sat 23 Sept Georgia v Portugal (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Sun 24 Sept Wales v Australia (Parc OL, Lyon)

Sat 30 Sept Fiji v Georgia (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sun 1 Oct Australia v Portugal (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Sat 7 Oct Wales v Georgia (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Sun 8 Oct Fiji v Portugal (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

POOL D – England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile

Sat 9 Sept England v Argentina (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sun 10 Sept Japan v Chile (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Sat 16 Sept Samoa v Chile (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sun 17 Sept England v Japan (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Fri 22 Sept Argentina v Samoa (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Sat 23 Sept England v Chile (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Thu 28 Sept Japan v Samoa (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Sat 30 Sept Argentina v Chile (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Sat 7 Oct England v Samoa (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Sun 8 Oct Japan v Argentina (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)


Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)


Fri 20 Oct Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sat 21 Oct Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Third-place match

Fri 27 Oct Third-place Play-off (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)


Sat 28 Oct Final (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Rugby World Cup 2019 Results


Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa

Fri 20 Sep Japan 30-10 Russia (Tokyo) Match report

Sun 22 Sep Ireland 27-3 Scotland (Yokohama) Match Report

Tue 24 Sep Russia 9-34 Samoa (Kumagaya) Match Report

Sat 28 Sep Japan 19-12 Ireland (Shizuoka) Match Report

Mon 30 Sep Scotland 34-0 Samoa (Kobe), Match Report

Thu 3 Oct Ireland 35-0 Russia (Kobe), Match Report

Sat 5 Oct Japan 38-19 Samoa (Toyota) Match Report

Wed 9 Oct Scotland 61-0 Russia (Shizuoka) Match Report

Sat 12 Oct Ireland 47-5 Samoa (Fukuoka) Match Report

Sun 13 Oct Japan 28-21 Scotland (Yokohama) Match Report


New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada

Sat 21 Sep New Zealand 23-13 South Africa (Yokohama) Match report

Sun 22 Sep Italy 47-22 Namibia (Osaka) Match Report

Thu 26 Sept Italy 48-7 Canada (Fukuoka) Match report

Sat 28 Sep South Africa 57-3 Namibia (Toyota) Match report

Wed 2 Oct New Zealand 63-0 Canada (Oita) Match Report

Fri 4 Oct South Africa 49-3 Italy (Shizuoka) Match Report

Sun 6 Oct New Zealand 71-9 Namibia (Tokyo) Match report

Tue 8 Oct South Africa 66-7 Canada (Kobe), Match Report

Sat 12 Oct New Zealand 0-0 Italy (Toyota), Match cancelled – click here for story

Sun 13 Oct Namibia 0-0 Canada (Kamaishi), Match cancelled – click here for story


England, France, Argentina, USA, Tonga

Sat 21 Sep France 23-21 Argentina (Tokyo) Match report

Sun 22 Sep England 35-3 Tonga (Sapporo) Match report

Thu 26 Sep England 45-7 USA (Kobe) Match Report

Sat 28 Sep Argentina 28-12 Tonga (Osaka), Match Report

Wed 2 Oct France 33-9 USA (Fukuoka), Match Report

Sat 5 Oct England 39-10 Argentina (Tokyo) Match Report

Sun 6 Oct France 23-21 Tonga (Kumamoto) Match report

Wed 9 Oct Argentina 47-17 USA (Kumagaya) Match Report

Sat 12 Oct England 0-0 France (Yokohama), Match cancelled – click here for story

Sun 13 Oct USA 19-31 Tonga (Osaka) Match report


Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay

Sat 21 Sep Australia 39-21 Fiji (Sapporo) Match report

Mon 23 Sep Wales 43-14 Georgia (Toyota) Match report

Wed 25 Sep Fiji 27-30 Uruguay (Kamaishi) Match report

Sun 29 Sep Georgia 33-7 Uruguay (Kumagaya) Match Report

Sun 29 Sep Australia 25-29 Wales (Tokyo) Match report

Thu 3 Oct Georgia 10-45 Fiji (Osaka), Match Report

Sat 5 Oct Australia 45-10 Uruguay (Oita) Match report

Wed 9 Oct Wales 29-17 Fiji (Oita) Match Report

Fri 11 Oct Australia 27-8 Georgia (Shizuoka) Match Report

Sun 13 Oct Wales 35-13 Uruguay (Kumamoto) Match Report


Sat 19 Oct QF1 England 40-16 Australia (Oita) Match Report

Sat 19 Oct QF2 New Zealand 46-14 Ireland (Tokyo) Match Report

Sun 20 Oct QF3 Wales 20-19 France (Oita) Match Report

Sun 20 Oct QF4 Japan 3-26 South Africa (Tokyo) Match Report

Sat 26 Oct England 19-7 New Zealand (Yokohama) Match Report

Sun 27 Oct Wales 16-19 South Africa (Yokohama) Match Report

Fri 1 Nov Third-place Play-off New Zealand 40-17 Wales (Tokyo) Match Report

Sat 2 Nov RWC 2019 Final England 12-32 South Africa (Yokohama) Match Report

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