Match schedule, how to watch, latest news and odds

Rugby World Cup 2023: fixtures, how to watch, latest news and odds

At least Steve Borthwick can look forward to a relatively nice draw – Getty Images/David Rogers

England manager Steve Borthwick insists he will remain loyal to his players and management team despite one of the darkest days in the country’s rugby history.

a 30-22 defeat by Fiji It was their first loss against the Islanders in eight meetings and the first time they have fallen to a second-division team, and the result is expected to send them down to their lowest ever position of ninth in the world rankings.

A dreadful preparation for the World Cup meant England won just three times in nine Tests under Borthwick’s captaincy. The decisive opening match in Group D against Argentina Not in sight.

Borthwick, however, refuses to panic, as he makes clear his belief that England will improve. “I am very confident in all the people involved in the team, the players, the coaches and the management,” Borthwick said.

England at least have a good draw for the tournament. In the event that they are eliminated from their group (which also includes Japan, Argentina, Samoa and Chile), they may face Wales, Australia or Fiji in the quarter-finals.

When is the Rugby World Cup?

The tournament begins on Friday, September 8, with the France-New Zealand match. The final will be held on Saturday 28 October.

South Africa were the winners of the last tournament – in Japan in 2019 – when they beat England in the final, and they will be among the favorites again this year, especially after New Zealand hit at Twickenham In the last friendly match.

The European Union is expected to face a strong challenge, especially from France Australia smashed In a pre-tournament warm-up, six-time Grand Slam winners Ireland, who are yet to play their best at the World Cup but are thrashed England in a friendly match.

where is she?

The 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will be played across nine stadiums in nine cities. The final will be held at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis (Paris).

  • Stade de France (Capacity 80,698)Saint-Denis (Paris)

  • Marseille stadium (67,394) – Marseille

  • O.L. stadium (59,186) – Leon

  • Pierre Moroy Stadium (50,186) – night

  • Bordeaux Stadium (42,115) – Bordeaux

  • Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium (41,965)Saint-Etienne

  • Nice stadium (35,624)Nice – good

  • La Beaujoire Stadium (35,322) – Nantes

  • Toulouse stadium (33,150)Toulouse

How do I watch the Rugby World Cup?

ITV has exclusive broadcasting rights in the UK. We will provide you with the specific channels for each match in the tournament as soon as it is announced by the broadcaster.

Radio commentary for each match will only be available on the BBC, Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds. The BBC says there will be “dedicated outputs” in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In the United States, the tournament is shown on NBC Sports. In South Africa, television coverage is on the SuperSport channel.

Amazon Prime streamed England’s four warm-up matches as well as nine other warm-up matches featuring the other Six Nations teams.

Who is playing?

A total of 20 teams have qualified for the Rugby World Cup. These teams were divided into four groups of five, with each group receiving one of five “teams”.

The First Division featured the four highest-ranked teams since the tournament draw took place in 2019 (South Africa, New Zealand, England and Wales). Group B consists of the next four highest-ranked teams (Ireland, Australia, France, Japan) and the four next highest-ranked Group Three (Scotland, Argentina, Fiji, Italy).

Each of the top three teams automatically qualified for the tournament due to its world ranking, while the other two groups comprised teams that reached the tournament via qualifiers (Samoa, Georgia, UruguayTonga, Namibia, Romania, Chile and Portugal).

Who is in which pool?

Baraka A
New Zealand

pool b
South Africa

pool c

Blessing d

Rugby World Cup 2023 full matches and schedule

pool games

  • Friday, September 8th France v New Zealand, Stade de France, 8.15pm (BST)

  • Saturday, September 9th – Italy – Namibia, Geoffroy Guichard Stadium, 12:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 9th Ireland vs Romania, Bordeaux, 2:30pm

  • Saturday, September 9th Australia vs Georgia, Stade de France, 5pm

  • Saturday, September 9th – England – Argentina, Stade de Marseille, at 8:00 pm

  • Sunday 10 September – Japan vs Chile, Toulouse Stadium, at 12:00 noon

  • Sunday 10 September South Africa-Scotland, Stade de Marseille, 4.45pm

  • Sunday 10 September Wales – Fiji, Purdue Stadium, 8 p.m

  • Thursday, September 14th France vs Uruguay, Stade Pierre Mauroy, 8pm

  • Friday, September 15th New Zealand x Namibia, at Toulouse Stadium, at 8 pm

  • Saturday 16th September – Samoa – Chile, Bordeaux Stadium, 2 pm

  • Saturday 16th September – Wales – Portugal, Nice Stadium, 4:45 pm

  • Saturday 16th September Ireland vs Tonga, at La Beaujoire, 8 p.m

  • Sunday 17th September South Africa x Romania, Bordeaux Stadium, at 2 pm

  • Sunday 17th September – Australia – Fiji, Jeffroy Guichard Stadium, 4:45 pm

  • Sunday 17th September England vs Japan, Nice, 8pm

  • Wed 20 Sept Italy vs Uruguay, Nice Stadium, 4:45 pm

  • Thursday 21st September France x Namibia, Marseille Stadium, at 8 pm

  • Friday, September 22nd – Argentina – Samoa, Geoffroy Guichard Stadium, 4:45 pm

  • Saturday 23 September – Georgia – Portugal at Toulouse Stadium, at 1 pm

  • Saturday 23 September England v Chile, Stade Pierre Mauroy, 4.45pm

  • Saturday 23 September South Africa-Ireland, Stade de France, 8pm

  • Sunday 24 September Scotland – Tonga, Nice Stadium, 4.45pm

  • Sunday 24 September Wales v Australia, OL Stadium, 8pm

  • Wed 27 Sept Uruguay-Namibia, OL Stadium, 4.45pm

  • Thursday 28 September Japan – Samoa, Toulouse Stadium, 8:00 p.m

  • Friday 29 September New Zealand vs Italy, OL Stadium, 8pm

  • Saturday 30 September Argentina vs Chile, at La Beaujoire Stadium, at 2 pm

  • Saturday 30 September Fiji vs Georgia, Purdue Stadium, 4.45pm

  • Saturday 30 September Scotland vs Romania, Stade Pierre Mauroy, 8pm

  • Sunday 1 October – Australia – Portugal, Geoffroy Guichard Stadium, 4.45 pm

  • Sunday 1 October South Africa vs Tonga, Stade de Marseille, 8pm

  • Thursday, October 5th New Zealand vs Uruguay, OL Stadium, 8pm

  • Friday 6th of October France vs Italy, Stade OL, 8pm

  • Saturday 7 October Wales v Georgia, at La Beaujoire, 2pm

  • Saturday 7 October England vs Samoa, Stade Pierre Mauroy, 4.45pm

  • Saturday 7 October Ireland – Scotland, Stade de France, 8pm

  • Sunday 8 October – Japan vs Argentina, at La Beaujoire Stadium, at 12:00 noon

  • Sunday 8 October Tonga vs Romania, Stade Pierre Mauroy, 4:45pm

  • Sunday 8 October – Fiji – Portugal, Toulouse Stadium, 8 pm


  • Saturday 14th October – The winner of Group C against the runner-up in Group D, Stade de Marseille, at 4 pm

  • Saturday 14th October – Group B winner against Group A runner-up, Stade de France, 8 pm

  • Sunday 15th October – The winner of Group D against the runner-up in Group C, Marseille Stadium, at 4 pm

  • Sunday 15th October – Winner of Group 4 vs runner-up in Group B, Stade de France, 8pm

semi final

  • Friday 20 October – World Cup 1 Qualifier Winner vs World Cup 2 Qualifier Winner, Stade de France, 8pm

  • Saturday 21st October Winner of Qualifier 3 vs Winner of Qualifier 4, Stade de France, 8pm

Bronze medal match

  • Friday 27 October Runner-up SF 1 vs Runner-up SF 2, Stade de France, 8pm


  • Saturday 28 October SF 1 vs SF 2 winner, Stade de France, 8pm

England squad at the World Cup

Selection for the England team for the Rugby World Cup has been severely hampered by injuries and suspensions. Steve Borthwick named his 33-man squad on August 7. But after that date:

You can read Referee Will Greenwood on the chosen men.

Strikers (19)
Ole Chisum (Leicester Tigers)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)***
Tom Curry (Seal Sharks)*
Theo Dan (Muslims)
Ben Earl (Muslims)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears)*
Jimmy George (The Muslims)**
Maru Itogi (Muslims)*
Courtney Laws (Northampton Saints)***
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints)*
Joe Marler (Harlequins)**
George Martin (Leicester Tigers)
David Rebans (Toulon)
Bevan Road (Seal Sharks)
Kyle Sinclar (Bristol Bears)*
Will Stewart (rugby player)
Billy Vunipola (The Muslims)**
Jack Walker (Harlequins)
Jack Willis (Toulouse)

back (14)
Henry Arundell (Racing 92)
Danny Kerr (Harlequins)*
Elliott Daly (Muslims)*
Owen Farrell (The Muslims)**
George Ford (Seal Sharks)**
Olly Lawrence (rugby pigeon)
Max Mallins (Bristol Bears)
Joe Marchant (French stadium)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints) He was replaced by Jack Van Bortvliet
Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)
Manu Tuilagi (Selling Sharks)**
Anthony Watson (unrelated)** He was replaced by Johnny May
Ben Young (Leicester Tigers)***

* indicates the number of Rugby World Cups played

latest possibilities

New Zealand: 11/4
France: 3/1
Ireland: 9/2
South Africa: 7/2
Australia: 10/1
England: 12/1
Argentina: 25/1
Scotland: 40/1
Wells: 33/1

Odds are correct as of August 28

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