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2023 Rugby World Cup

September 8, 2023 October 28, 2023 Europe/Paris

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is an international competition for national men’s rugby union teams, first held in 1987 and played every four years. South Africa won the 2019 edition, having beaten England 32 – 12 in the Final at International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan.

The Rugby World Cup takes place every 4 years, with the 10th Rugby World Cup scheduled for Friday 8th September – Saturday 28th October 2023.

Where is the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is being hosted in France for the second time, having also hosted the 2007 event. The following venues will be used:

  • Paris (Saint-Denis) – Stade de France (Capacity – 80,698)
  • Marseille – Stade Vélodrome (Capacity – 67,394)
  • Lyon – Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Capacity – 59,186)
  • Lille – Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Capacity – 50,157)
  • Bordeaux – Matmut Atlantique (Capacity – 42,115)
  • Saint-Étienne – Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Capacity – 41,965)
  • Nice – Allianz Riviera (Capacity – 35,624)
  • Nantes – Stade de la Beaujoire (Capacity – 35,322)
  • Toulouse – Stadium Municipal (Capacity – 33,150)

Who is competing in the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is to be competed for by 20 nations. France qualified as hosts, with Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales automatically qualifying based on their performance in the 2019 edition.

The remaining 8 spaces were decided through regional qualifiers, a cross-regional play-off and a Repechage tournament in November 2022.

Pool A – New Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia

Pool B – South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, Romania

Pool C – Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal

Pool D – England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile

How do I get to the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

There are major airports in Paris, Nice, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse among others.

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

How do I get tickets to the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

Ticket information for the 2023 Rugby World Cup are now available through the official website here. Prices start at just €20, rising to €100 for the Final.

Where to Stay during the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in France by clicking here.


2023 Rugby World Cup Match Schedule

Pool Stage

Pool A

8th September 2021 – France v New Zealand (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))

9th September 2021 – Italy v Namibia (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

14th September 2021 – France v Uruguay (Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille)

15th September 2021 – New Zealand v Namibia (Stadium Municipal, Toulouse)

20th September 2021 – Italy v Uruguay (Allianz Riviera, Nice)

21st September 2021 – France v Namibia (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

27th September 2021 – Uruguay v Namibia (Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon)

29th September 2021 – New Zealand v Italy (Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon)

5th October 2021 – New Zealand v Uruguay (Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon)

6th October 2021 – France v Italy (Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon)

Pool B

9th September 2021 – Ireland v Romania (Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux)

10th September 2021 – South Africa v Scotland (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

16th September 2021 – Ireland v Tonga (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

17th September 2021 – South Africa v Romania (Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux)

23rd September 2021 – South Africa v Ireland (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))

24th September 2021 – Scotland v Tonga (Allianz Riviera, Nice)

30th September 2021 – Scotland v Romania (Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille)

1st October 2021 – South Africa v Tonga (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

7th October 2021 – Ireland v Scotland (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))

8th October 2021 – Tonga v Romania (Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille)

Pool C

9th September 2021 – Australia v Georgia (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))

10th September 2021 – Wales v Fiji (Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux)

16th September 2021 – Wales v Portugal (Allianz Riviera, Nice)

17th September 2021 – Australia v Fiji (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

23rd September 2021 – Georgia v Portugal (Stadium Municipal, Toulouse)

24th September 2021 – Wales v Australia (Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon)

30th September 2021 – Fiji v Georgia (Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux)

1st October 2021 – Australia v Portugal (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

7th October 2021 – Wales v Georgia (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

8th October 2021 – Fiji v Portugal (Stadium Municipal, Toulouse)

Pool D

9th September 2021 – England v Argentina (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

10th September 2021 – Japan v Chile (Stadium Municipal, Toulouse)

16th September 2021 – Samoa v Chile (Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux)

17th September 2021 – England v Japan (Allianz Riviera, Nice)

22nd September 2021 – Argentina v Samoa (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

23rd September 2021 – England v Chile (Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille)

28th September 2021 – Japan v Samoa (Stadium Municipal, Toulouse)

30th September 2021 – Argentina v Chile (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

7th October 2021 – England v Samoa (Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille)

8th October 2021 – Japan v Argentina (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)


14th October 2021 – Pool C winner v Pool D runner-up (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

14th October 2021 – Pool B winner v Pool A runner-up (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))

15th October 2021 – Pool D winner v Pool c runner-up (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

15th October 2021 – Pool A winner v Pool B runner-up (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))


20th October 2021 – Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))

21st October 2021 – Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))

Third place play-off

27th October 2021 – Loser Semi-final 1 v Loser Semi-final 2 (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))


28th October 2021 – Winner Semi-final 1 v Winner Semi-final 2 (Stade de France, Paris (Saint-Denis))

Further Information

Rugby World Cup Official Website


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