Rugby World Cup 2023 Guide

The regular Autumn International rugby matches will give way to something altogether bigger in 2023, when the Rugby World Cup takes place in France.

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will join 16 other nations as they compete for the ultimate prize in rugby – the Webb Ellis Cup – which was last won by the Springboks in 2019.

The opening match of Rugby World Cup 2023 will see hosts France face three-time winners New Zealand on Friday 8th September. The final will take place seven weeks later on Saturday 28th October.

Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures List

Pool A | Pool B | Pool C | Pool D | Quarter Finals | Semi Finals | Bronze Final | Final

Pool A

Friday 8th September 2023

France New Zealand France v New Zealand Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 9th September 2023

Italy Africa 1 Italy v Africa 1 Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne Kick-off: TBC

Thursday 14th September 2023

France Americas 1 France v Americas 1 Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille Kick-off: TBC

Friday 15th September 2023

New Zealand Africa 1 New Zealand v Africa 1 Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse Kick-off: TBC

Wednesday 20th September 2023

Italy Americas 1 Italy v Americas 1 Stade de Nice, Nice Kick-off: TBC

Thursday 21st September 2023

France Africa 1 France v Africa 1 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille Kick-off: TBC

Wednesday 27th September 2023

Americas 1 Africa 1 Americas 1 v Africa 1 Parc OL, Lyon Kick-off: TBC

Friday 29th September 2023

New Zealand Italy New Zealand v Italy Parc OL, Lyon Kick-off: TBC

Thursday 5th October 2023

New Zealand Americas 1 New Zealand v Americas 1 Parc OL, Lyon Kick-off: TBC

Friday 6th October 2023

France Italy France v Italy Parc OL, Lyon Kick-off: TBC

Pool B

Saturday 9th September 2023

Ireland Europe 2 Ireland v Europe 2 Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 10th September 2023

South Africa Scotland South Africa v Scotland Stade Vélodrome, Marseille Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 16th September 2023

Ireland Asia/Pacific 1 Ireland v Asia/Pacific 1 Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 17th September 2023

South Africa Europe 2 South Africa v Europe 2 Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 23rd September 2023

South Africa Ireland South Africa v Ireland Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 24th September 2023

Scotland Asia/Pacific 1 Scotland v Asia/Pacific 1 Stade de Nice, Nice Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 30th September 2023

Scotland Europe 2 Scotland v Europe 2 Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 1st October 2023

South Africa Asia/Pacific 1 South Africa v Asia/Pacific 1 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 7th October 2023

Ireland Scotland Ireland v Scotland Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 8th October 2023

Asia/Pacific 1 Europe 2 Asia/Pacific 1 v Europe 2 Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille Kick-off: TBC

Pool C

Saturday 9th September 2023

Australia Europe 1 Australia v Europe 1 Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 10th September 2023

Wales Fiji Wales v Fiji Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 16th September 2023

Wales Qualifier Winner Wales v Qualifier Winner Stade de Nice, Nice Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 17th September 2023

Australia Fiji Australia v Fiji Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 23rd September 2023

Europe 1 Qualifier Winner Europe 1 v Qualifier Winner Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 24th September 2023

Wales Australia Wales v Australia Parc OL, Lyon Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 30th September 2023

Fiji Europe 1 Fiji v Europe 1 Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 1st October 2023

Australia Qualifier Winner Australia v Qualifier Winner Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 7th October 2023

Wales Europe 1 Wales v Europe 1 Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 8th October 2023

Fiji Qualifier Winner Fiji v Qualifier Winner Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse Kick-off: TBC

Pool D

Saturday 9th September 2023

England Argentina England v Argentina Stade Vélodrome, Marseille Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 10th September 2023

Japan Americas 2 Japan v Americas 2 Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 16th September 2023

Oceania 1 Americas 2 Oceania 1 v Americas 2 Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 17th September 2023

England Japan England v Japan Stade de Nice, Nice Kick-off: TBC

Friday 22nd September 2023

Argentina Oceania 1 Argentina v Oceania 1 Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 23rd September 2023

England Americas 2 England v Americas 2 Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille Kick-off: TBC

Thursday 28th September 2023

Japan Oceania 1 Japan v Oceania 1 Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 30th September 2023

Argentina Americas 2 Argentina v Americas 2 Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 7th October 2023

England Oceania 1 England v Oceania 1 Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 8th October 2023

Japan Argentina Japan v Argentina Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes Kick-off: TBC

Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals

Saturday 14th October 2023

Winner Pool C Runner Up Pool D Winner Pool C v Runner Up Pool D Stade Vélodrome, Marseille Kick-off: TBC
Winner Pool B Runner Up Pool A Winner Pool B v Runner Up Pool A Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

Sunday 15th October 2023

Winner Pool D Runner Up Pool C Winner Pool D v Runner Up Pool C Stade Vélodrome, Marseille Kick-off: TBC
Winner Pool A Runner Up Pool B Winner Pool A v Runner Up Pool B Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

Rugby World Cup Semi Finals

Friday 20th October 2023

Winner QF1 Winner QF2 Winner QF1 v Winner QF2 Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

Saturday 21st October 2023

Winner QF3 Winner QF4 Winner QF3 v Winner QF4 Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

Rugby World Cup Bronze Final

Friday 27th October 2023

Loser SF1 Loser SF2 Loser SF1 v Loser SF2 Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

Rugby World Cup Final

Saturday 28th October 2023

Winner SF1 Winner SF2 Winner SF1 v Winner SF2 Stade de France, Paris Kick-off: TBC

See also the official Rugby World Cup website.