Rugby World Cup 2023 Guide
The Springboks were crowned World Champions for the fourth time following their 12-11 victory over the All Blacks in the 2023 Rugby World Cup Final.
The single point victory in the final was remarkable in that South Africa had won their quarter-final (vs France) and semi-final (vs England) matches by the same slender margin.
Ireland and Wales had finished top of their respective pools, but both came undone in the quarter-finals. Ireland were beaten 28-24 in an epic encounter with the All Blacks, whilst Wales failed to hold off an Argentina fightback that saw the Pumas emerge 29-17 victors.
Scotland failed to progress to the knockout stage after finishing third in a very tough Pool B draw.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures
Click on the links below to view match stats, reports and video highlights.
Rugby World Cup Final
Rugby World Cup Bronze Final
Rugby World Cup Semi Finals
Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals
See also the official Rugby World Cup website.
Captain Siya Kolisi says Springboks' World Cup win was 'for every South African'
31st October 2023
Captain Siya Kolisi dedicated Rugby World Cup glory to “every South African” during a triumphant homecoming in Johannesburg.
South Africa stars on the 'never-say-die attitude' behind World Cup success
29th October 2023
South Africa’s victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final was forged in their national psyche, according to some of the stars of their successful title defence.
New Zealand captain Sam Cane feeling 'so much hurt' after World Cup final defeat
29th October 2023
New Zealand captain Sam Cane admitted he was feeling “so much hurt” after he was sent off in Saturday’s 12-11 World Cup final defeat by South Africa.
South Africa edge New Zealand to win Rugby World Cup for record fourth time
28th October 2023
New Zealand captain Sam Cane became the first player to be sent off in a World Cup final as South Africa retained their title with a nail-biting 12-11 victory at Stade de France.