Schedule of matches, groups, dates and odds

France's Thibaut Flament during a match against Australia in a World Cup warm-up friendly match at Stade de France on August 27.

France’s Thibaut Flament during a match against Australia in a World Cup warm-up friendly at Stade de France – Getty Images/David Rogers

Hosts France insist they will not be disturbed by the scale of play The unveiling of the World Cup on Friday against New Zealand.

“Playing in the World Cup is a dream we all have had since we were little kids, and starting against the All Blacks is a very exciting challenge. We can’t wait,” said Lock Thibaut Flamente.

“We expect a lot of energy from the crowd, and it’s going to be a fire.

“Everyone has been waiting for this. It will be a big battle, it is the moment when everyone will release all the energy they have accumulated.

“So there’s really no pressure. It’s a big challenge but we’re well prepared. We know the Stade de France and the atmosphere and we played for the All Blacks not long ago.

France, who have regained their touch since Fabian Galthey took over after a modest 2019 World Cup, beat New Zealand for the first time since 2009 with an impressive 40-25 win at Stade de France two years ago.

Meanwhile, England go into the tournament under a cloud given they have won just three times in nine Tests under Steve Borthwick’s captaincy. they The decisive opening match in Group D against Argentina Not in sight.

England at least have a good draw for the tournament. If they escape from their group (which also includes Japan, Samoa and Chile) they could face Wales, Australia or Fiji in the quarter-finals.

When is the Rugby World Cup?

The tournament begins on Friday, September 8th France vs New Zealand. 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. The channel for each match is listed below (the vast majority are on ITV1). You can read our guide to Top 12 from critics and commentators Work in the tournament.

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.

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

All matches are on ITV1 unless specified

pool games

  • Friday, September 8thFrance vs 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 9thEngland vs Argentina– Marseille Stadium, at 8 pm

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

  • Sunday 10 SeptemberSouth Africa vs ScotlandMarseille Stadium, 4:45 p.m

  • 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 vs Chile, Bordeaux Stadium, 2:00 p.m. ITV 4

  • 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 SeptemberEngland vs JapanNice Stadium, 8 p.m

  • Wed 20 Sept – Italy vs Uruguay, Nice, 4.45pm – ITV 4

  • Thursday 21st September – France vs Namibia, Stade de Marseille, 8pm – ITV 4

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

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

  • Saturday 23 SeptemberEngland vs ChilePierre Mauroy Stadium, 4:45 p.m

  • 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 vs Namibia, OL Stadium, 4.45pm – ITV 4

  • Thursday 28 September – Japan – Samoa, Toulouse Stadium, 8pm – ITV 4

  • 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, 4.45pm – ITV 4

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

  • Thursday, October 5th – New Zealand v Uruguay, OL Stadium, 8pm – ITV 4

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

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

  • Saturday 7 OctoberEngland vs SamoaPierre Mauroy Stadium, 4:45 p.m

  • 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 – ITV 3

  • Sunday 8 October Fiji vs Portugal, Toulouse Stadium, 8pm. ITV 4


  • 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 – The winner of Group A against the runner-up of Group B, Stade de France, at 8 pm

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


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: 5/2
France: 10/3
South Africa: 10/3
Ireland: 9/2
Australia: 14/1
England: 14/1
Argentina: 22/1
Wells: 33/1
Scotland: 33/1

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