Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023

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 v Namibia (8pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille) Wed 27 Sept Uruguay v Namibia (4.45pm, Parc OL, Lyon) 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 v Ireland (8pm, Stade de France, Paris) Sun 24 Sept Scotland v Tonga (4.45pm, Stade de Nice, Nice) 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, … Continue reading Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023