Here are the friendly fixtures ahead of France 2023

Rugby World Cup warm-up fixtures

As we steam towards the Rugby World Cup, every nation will have put themselves through the grinder in camp, exhaustively working on conditioning, team cohesion, and prepping for their big matches in the pool stages. But before all that comes the final rounds of experimentation and trialling combos in Test action: next comes the World Cup warm-ups.

Sometimes with these, we see teams play each other a few times, which may serve as a bit of a yardstick for those players the top coaches haven’t quite got a full picture of yet. These games can also give evidence to a hunch they have about selections.

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Who will shine in these last outings before the big dance, in France?

England World Cup warm-up fixtures

Wales v England              Saturday 5 August, Principality Stadium

England v Wales              Saturday 12 August, Twickenham

Ireland v England            Saturday 19 August, Aviva Stadium

England v Fiji                   Saturday 26 August, Twickenham

Visit the official England ticketing site for tickets for England Summer Series

France World Cup warm-ups

Scotland v France            Saturday 5 August, BT Murrayfield

France v Scotland            Saturday 12 August, TBC

France v Fiji                      Saturday 19 August, Nantes

France v Australia            Saturday 26 August, TBC

Ireland World Cup warm-ups

Ireland v Italy                       Saturday 5 August, Aviva Stadium

Ireland v England                 Saturday 19 August, Aviva Stadium

Italy World Cup warm-ups

Scotland v Italy                Saturday 29 July, BT Murrayfield

Ireland v Italy                  Saturday 5 August, Aviva Stadium

Italy v Japan                    Saturday 12 August, Treviso

Scotland World Cup warm-ups

Scotland v Italy                Saturday 29 July, BT Murrayfield

Scotland v France            Saturday 5 August, BT Murrayfield

France v Scotland            Saturday 12 August, TBC

Scotland v Georgia          Saturday 26 August, BT Murrayfield

You can find tickets for all Scotland team matches through the Scottish Rugby online ticketing centre.

Wales World Cup warm-ups

Wales v England              Saturday 5 August, Principality Stadium

England v Wales              Saturday 12 August, Twickenham

Wales v South Africa      Saturday 19 August, Principality Stadium

Tickets for Principality Stadium events can be found on  the WRU’s official online ticket office

Argentina World Cup warm-ups

Argentina v South Africa   Saturday 5 August, Velez Sarsfield

Spain v Argentina               Saturday 26 August, Metropolitano, Madrid

South Africa World Cup warm-ups

Argentina v South Africa            Saturday 5 August, Velez Sarsfield

Wales v South Africa                   Saturday 19 August, Principality Stadium

South Africa v New Zealand      Friday 25 August, Twickenham

The official England ticketing site has tickets for South Africa versus New Zealand

New Zealand World Cup warm-ups

New Zealand v Australia          Saturday 5 August, Forsyth Barr, Dunedin

South Africa v New Zealand      Friday 25 August, Twickenham

The official England ticketing site has tickets for South Africa versus New Zealand

Australia World Cup warm-ups

New Zealand v Australia          Saturday 5 August, Forsyth Barr, Dunedin

France v Australia                      Saturday 26 August, TBC

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