Wales started their World Cup campaign with a win, Hold on to defeat Fiji In Bordeaux with a score of 32-26. Earlier that day Scotland lost It leads South Africa, the defending champion, by three points to 18.
This came after England won 27-10 victory over argentina, This is thanks in large part to George Ford’s kicking prowess. This came after high-scoring victories for Ireland And Australia On Romania and Georgia respectively, while Italy He also began his campaign with a 52-8 victory over Namibia in Group A.
On Friday, host France rode a wave of enthusiastic domestic support It beat three-time champions New Zealand 27-13 In the opening match, they burnished their title claims by winning a contest of rare intensity.
When are the next matches?
After an initial run of matches over the weekend, we have three days without any action. But the next match will be between France and France Uruguay at 8pm on Thursday 14 September, with New Zealand and Namibia facing off at the same time on Friday. The weekend then contains six matches.
How do I watch the Rugby World Cup on TV?
ITV has exclusive broadcast rights in the UK. The channel for each match is listed below (the vast majority are on ITV1). You can read our guide to The 12 best critics and commentators Work in the tournament.
Match-by-match radio commentary will only be available on the BBC, via Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds service. 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 SuperSport.
Rugby World Cup 2023 full matches and schedule
All matches on ITV1 unless specified
Friday 8 September – France 27 New Zealand 13
Saturday 9 September – Italy 52 Namibia 8
Saturday 9 September – Ireland 82 Romania 8
Saturday 9 September – Australia 35 Georgia 15
Saturday 9 September – England 27 Argentina 10
Sunday 10 September – Japan 42 Chile 12
Sunday 10 September – South Africa 18 Scotland 3
Sunday 10 September – Wales 32 Fiji 26
Thursday 14 September – France vs. Uruguay, Pierre Maurois Stadium, 8 p.m
Friday 15 September – New Zealand x Namibia, at Toulouse Stadium, at 8 pm
Saturday 16 September – Samoa vs. Chile, Bordeaux Stadium, 2 p.m. ITV 4
Saturday 16 September – Wells vs Portugal– Nice Stadium 4.45 pm
Saturday 16 September – Ireland vs. Tonga, at La Beaujoire Stadium, 8 pm
Sunday 17 September – South Africa x Romania, Bordeaux Stadium, 2 pm
Sunday 17 September – Australia – Fiji, Geoffroy Guichard Stadium, 4.45 pm
Sunday 17 September – England vs Japan– Nice Stadium, 8 pm
Wednesday 20 September – Italy vs Uruguay, Nice Stadium, 4.45pm – ITV 4
Thursday 21 September – France vs. Namibia, Marseille Stadium, 8 p.m. – ITV 4
Friday 22 September – Argentina – Samoa, Geoffroy Guichard Stadium, 4.45 pm
Saturday 23 September – Georgia – Portugal at Toulouse Stadium at 1 pm
Saturday 23 September – England vs Chile– Pierre Mauroy Stadium, 4.45pm
Saturday 23 September – South Africa – Ireland, Stade de France, 8 pm
Sunday 24 September – Scotland – Tonga, Nice Stadium, 4.45pm
Sunday 24 September – Wales vs Australia, at OL Stadium, 8pm
Wednesday 27 September Uruguay vs Namibia, OL Stadium, 4.45pm – ITV 4
Thursday 28 September – Japan – Samoa, Toulouse Stadium, 8 pm – ITV 4
Friday 29 September – New Zealand vs Italy, at OL Stadium, 8pm
Saturday 30 September – Argentina vs. Chile, at La Beaujoire Stadium, at 2 p.m
Saturday 30 September – Fiji vs Georgia, Bordeaux Stadium, 4.45pm
Saturday 30 September – Scotland vs. Romania, Stade Pierre Maurois, 8 p.m
Sunday 1 October – Australia – Portugal, Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium, 4.45pm – ITV 4
Sunday 1 October – South Africa vs. Tonga, Marseille Stadium, 8 p.m
Thursday 5 October – New Zealand vs Uruguay, at OL Stadium, 8pm – ITV 4
Friday 6 October – France vs. Italy, at OL Stadium, at 8 p.m
Saturday 7 October – Wales vs. Georgia, at La Beaujoire Stadium, 2 p.m
Saturday 7 October – England vs Samoa– Pierre Mauroy Stadium, 4.45pm
Saturday 7 October – Ireland – Scotland, Stade de France, 8 pm
Sunday 8 October – Japan vs. Argentina, at La Beaujoire Stadium, at 12 noon
Sunday 8 October – Tonga vs Romania, Pierre Mauroa Stadium, 4.45pm – ITV 3
Sunday 8 October – Fiji vs. Portugal, Toulouse Stadium, 8 p.m. ITV 4
Saturday 14 October – Winner of Group C vs. runner-up in Group D, Marseille Stadium, 4pm
Saturday 14 October – Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up, Stade de France, 8 p.m
Sunday 15 October – Group D winner vs. Group C runner-up, Marseille Stadium, at 4 p.m
Sunday 15 October – Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up, Stade de France, 8 p.m
Friday, October 20 – Winner of World Cup Qualifier 1 vs. Winner of World Cup Qualifier 2, Stade de France, 8 p.m
Saturday 21 October – Winner of Qualifier 3 vs. Winner of Qualifier 4, Stade de France, 8 p.m
Bronze medal match
Friday 27 October – Runner-up SF 1 vs. Runner-up SF 2, Stade de France, 8 p.m
Who is in which group?
Where is the Rugby World Cup held?
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be held in France Across nine stadiums in nine cities. The final match 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
OL Stadium (59,186) – Leon
Pierre Mauroy 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
Who is playing?
A total of 20 teams qualified For the Rugby World Cup. These teams were divided into four groups of five, with each group getting one of five “teams”.
The first division featured the four highest-ranked teams since the tournament was drawn in 2019 (South Africa, New Zealand, England and Wales). Group Two consists of the next four highest-ranked teams (Ireland, Australia, France, Japan) and the four teams below that (Scotland, Argentina, Fiji, Italy).
Each of the top three teams automatically qualified for the tournament due to their world ranking, while the other two teams included teams that reached the tournament via qualifiers (Samoa, Georgia, Uruguay, Tonga, Namibia, Romania, Chile, Portugal).
South Africa is the defending champion. They beat England in the final in 2019.
England squad for the World Cup
England’s selection for the Rugby World Cup has been severely disrupted by injuries and suspensions. Steve Borthwick named his 33-man squad on 7 August. But after that date:
You can read Will Greenwood officiating On the men who were chosen.
Ollie Chisum (Leicester Tigers)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)***
Tom Curry (Seal Sharks)*
Theo Dan (Muslims)
Ben Earl (Muslims)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears)*
Jimmy George (Muslims)**
Maro Itoje (Muslims)*
Courtney Rules (Northampton Saints)***
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints)*
Joe Marler (Harlequins)**
George Martin (Leicester Tigers)
David Rebans (Toulon)
Bevan Rudd (Seal Sharks)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears)*
Will Stewart (rugby player)
Billy Vunipola (The Muslims) **
Jack Walker (Harlequins)
Jack Willis (Toulouse)
Henry Arundel (Racing 92)
Danny Kerr (Harlequins)*
Elliot Daly (The Muslims)*
Owen Farrell (The Muslims)**
George Ford (Seal Sharks)**
Ollie Lawrence (Rugby Pigeons)
Max Malins (Bristol Bears)
Joe Marchant (French Stadium)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)
Manu Tuilagi (selling sharks)**
Johnny May (Gloucester)**
Ben Young (Leicester Tigers)***
* Indicates the number of Rugby World Cups played
New Zealand: 4/1
South Africa: 11/4
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