Rugby World Cup 

Welcome to our World Cup page where you can get all the latest news on the 2021 and 2023 tournaments.

Rugby World Cup 2021 (Played in 2022)

The women’s competition was due to kick off on Saturday 18 September and run until Saturday 16 October 2021, but it was postponed until 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is now taking place from 8 October to 12 November 2022.

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The women’s Rugby World Cup trophy (Getty Images )

Hosts and reigning champions New Zealand are aiming to win their sixth title, but England – two-time winners – go into the tournament on the back of a record 25-Test winning run and as the world’s No 1 side.

Their fiercest competition is likely to come from two-time winners England, who have dominated northern hemisphere rugby.

RWC 2021 Fixtures: Take a look at the list of fixtures that will make up the group and knockout stages for this year’s World Cup.

Team guides: Find details of the squads and fixtures, as well as team’s selections and results as the tournament progresses, via the links below.

AustraliaNew ZealandScotlandWales

CanadaItalyJapanUSA

EnglandFijiFranceSouth Africa

Rugby World Cup Knockout Stages: How teams qualify for the quarter-finals in New Zealand.

Rugby World Cup Venues: Where matches will be played on the North Island of New Zealand.

Rugby World Cup TV Coverage: Find out how to watch this year’s tournament in the UK.

Women’s Rugby World Cup History: Key events on the timeline of the global tournament.

RWC 2021 Postponement: The details and reaction to the tournament being rescheduled for 2022.

RWC 2021 Pools: Who will play who in the group stages.

Rugby World Cup 2023

The next men’s tournament will take place in September and October 2023 in France.

RWC 2023 Dates: The tournament is scheduled to start on the 8 September and finish on the 28 October.

RWC 2023 Fixtures: Take a look at the list of fixtures that will make up the group and knockout stages for the 2023 World Cup.

RWC 2023 Qualification Process: Find out how teams can book a place at the tournament.

RWC 2023 Pools: Who will play who in the group stages.

RWC 2023 Tickets: Details on when tickets will go on sale and how to buy them.

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The Stade de France will be a stadium used at the 2023 tournament (Getty Images)