The Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures in France run on until Saturday 28 October. And like the incredible opening game on 8 September, the final will be held at Stade de France in Paris.

We are set for an explosive event, with Ireland Grand Slam champions and world No 1, but hosts France still Rugby World Cup favourites and three-time winners New Zealand just behind them in the bookmakers’ eyes. And of course there’s South Africa, who are defending their title after beating England 32-12 in the 2019 final in Japan.

Romania 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.

Chile are playing in their first World Cup after beating USA to qualify as Americas Two, Tonga booked a spot by toppling Hong Kong 44-22 in the Asia Pacific One play-off, and Portugal qualified for Rugby World Cup 2023 after winning the Final Qualification Tournament.

If you are keen to know how to live stream Rugby World Cup matches or find the right channel, you’ll be pleased to hear all matches will be shown live on ITV in the UK and on RTÉ and Virgin Media in Ireland. The kick-off times below are UK & Ireland time.

Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures

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

Fri 8 Sept France 27-13 New Zealand (Paris) France inflict first RWC pool defeat on NZ

Sat 9 Sept Italy 52-8 Namibia (Saint-Étienne) Italy blow Namibia away in second half

Thu 14 Sept France 27-12 Uruguay (Lille) France given huge scare by impressive Uruguay

Fri 15 Sept New Zealand 71-3 Namibia (Toulouse) De Groot red card mars 11-try romp

Wed 20 Sept Italy 38-17 Uruguay (Nice) Italy survive first-half scare

Thu 21 Sept France 96-0 Namibia (Marseille) Record France win marred by Dupont injury

Wed 27 Sept Uruguay 36-26 Namibia (Lyon) Huge comeback denies Namibia first RWC win

Fri 29 Sept New Zealand v Italy (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

Thu 5 Oct New Zealand v Uruguay (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

Fri 6 Oct France v Italy (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

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

Sat 9 Sept Ireland 82-8 Romania (Bordeaux) Ireland crush Romania with record score

Sun 10 Sept South Africa 18-3 Scotland (Marseille) South Africa escape Kriel red card

Sat 16 Sept Ireland 59-16 Tonga (Nantes) Sexton becomes Ireland’s record point-scorer

Sun 17 Sept South Africa 76-0 Romania (Bordeaux) Reinach and Mapimpi bag hat-tricks

Sat 23 Sept South Africa 8-13 Ireland (Paris) Ireland beat South Africa in classic

Sun 24 Sept Scotland 45-17 Tonga (Nice) A first Scotland World Cup win in 2023

Sat 30 Sept Scotland v Romania (8pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Sun 1 Oct South Africa v Tonga (8pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sat 7 Oct Ireland v Scotland (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

Sun 8 Oct Tonga v Romania (4.45pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

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

Sat 9 Sept Australia 35-15 Georgia (Paris) Australia ease past Georgia

Sun 10 Sept Wales 32-26 Fiji (Bordeaux) Watch Fiji stun Wales with sensational try

Sat 16 Sept Wales 28-8 Portugal (Nice) Watch Louis Rees-Zammit celebrate like Ronaldo

Sun 17 Sept Australia 15-22 Fiji (Saint-Étienne) Fiji beat Australia for first time in 69 years

Sat 23 Sept Georgia 18-18 Portugal (Toulouse) Georgia and Portugal in thrilling 18-18 draw

Sun 24 Sept Wales 40-6 Australia (Lyon) Wales batter woeful Wallabies

Sat 30 Sept Fiji v Georgia (4.45pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sun 1 Oct Australia v Portugal (4.45pm, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Sat 7 Oct Wales v Georgia (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

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

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

Sat 9 Sept England 27-10 Argentina (Marseille) Ford fires 14-man England to huge upset

Sun 10 Sept Japan 42-12 Chile (Toulouse) Japan beat World Cup debutants Chile

Sat 16 Sept Samoa 43-10 Chile (Bordeaux) Samoa power to victory over Chile

Sun 17 Sept England 34-12 Japan (Nice) England put one foot in quarter-final

Fri 22 Sept Argentina 19-10 Samoa (Saint-Étienne) See silly Samoa card after 30 seconds

Sat 23 Sept England 71-0 Chile (Lille) Henry Arundell and the England next gen score freely

Thu 28 Sept Japan 28-22 Samoa (Toulouse) Japan stay in the fight by seeing off Samoa

Sat 30 Sept Argentina v Chile (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Sat 7 Oct England v Samoa (4.45pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

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


Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (4pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (4pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)


Fri 20 Oct Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

Sat 21 Oct Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

Third-place match

Fri 27 Oct Third-place Play-off (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)


Sat 28 Oct World Cup Final (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

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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 England 40-16 Australia (Oita) Match Report

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

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

Sun 20 Oct 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

Third-place play-off

Fri 1 Nov New Zealand 40-17 Wales (Tokyo) Match Report

World Cup Final

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

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