Here are all the international sides competing at the Rugby World Cup this year
The Rugby World Cup is finally upon us, with the event in France kicking off 8 September, and finishing up on 28 October. It’s go time!
Who is playing at Rugby World Cup 2023?
There are 20 teams in the men’s Rugby World Cup in France this year.
Are any teams at France 2023 new?
Chile are the only outfit competing at this year’s Rugby world Cup who have never competed at the global showcase before in their history. Los Condores qualified for the competition after defeating the United States of America in a two-legged North American qualifier play-off, winning 52-51 on aggregate.
In fact, for the first time in Rugby World Cup history there will be no North American sides in the tournament. We know that the US will stage the event in 2031, after the future Rugby World Cup hosts were announced last year.
Portugal will be competing in the Rugby world Cup for the second time in their history.
In 2007 – the last time the World Cup was held in France, of course – they competed in the pool stages, finishing bottom of their group that also included New Zealand, Scotland, Italy, and Romania. They did achieve one losing bonus point against Romania, while the try they scored against the All Blacks will live on in legend.
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