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Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures

Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures
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RWC 2023 Fixtures

The Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures are announced! The Rugby World Cup 2023 runs from Friday 8 September to Saturday 28 October, with matches, played across France. On this page, we give you an overview of the dates of all matches and you can immediately request ticket-inclusive travel packages for your favorite match.

RWC 2023 kicks off on 8 September 2023 with a spectacular opening match between host country France and title contender New Zealand in Stade de France. The pool phase ends on 8 October. The numbers one and two from the pools go on to the knockout phase, which starts with the quarter-finals on 14 October. The final of the tournament is scheduled on 28 October in Stade de France.

South Africa, the current world champion, will play the most exciting match of their pool against Ireland on 23 September. England, the losing finalist of 2019, starts the tournament against Argentina on 9 September.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures

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

Fri 8 SeptemberFrance v New ZealandStade de France, Saint-Denis
Sat 9 SeptemberItaly v NamibiaStade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Thu 14 SeptemberFrance v UruguayStade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
Fri 15 SeptemberNew Zealand v NamibiaStadium de Toulouse, Toulouse
Wed 20 SeptemberItaly v UruguayStade de Nice, Nice
Thu 21 SeptemberFrance v NamibiaStade Vélodrome, Marseille
Wed 27 SeptemberUruguay v NamibiaParc OL, Lyon
Fri 29 SeptemberNew Zealand v ItalyParc OL, Lyon
Thu 5 OctoberNew Zealand v UruguayParc OL, Lyon
Fri 6 OctoberFrance v ItalyParc OL, Lyon

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

Sat 9 SeptemberIreland v RomaniaStade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Sun 10 SeptemberSouth Africa v ScotlandStade Vélodrome, Marseille
Sat 16 SeptemberIreland v TongaStade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Sun 17 SeptemberSouth Africa v RomaniaStade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Sat 23 SeptemberSouth Africa v IrelandStade de France, Saint-Denis
Sun 24 SeptemberScotland v TongaStade de Nice, Nice
Sat 30 SeptemberScotland v RomaniaStade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
Sun 1 OctoberSouth Africa v TongaStade Vélodrome, Marseille
Sat 7 OctoberIreland v ScotlandStade de France, Saint-Denis
Sun 8 OctoberTonga v RomaniaStade Pierre Mauroy, Lille

POOL C – Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Final qualification winner

Sat 9 SeptemberAustralia v GeorgiaStade de France, Saint-Denis
Sun 10 SeptemberWales v FijiStade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Sat 16 SeptemberWales v Final qualification winnerStade de Nice, Nice
Sun 17 SeptemberAustralia v FijiStade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Sat 23 SeptemberGeorgia v Final qualification winnerStadium de Toulouse, Toulouse
Sun 24 SeptemberWales v AustraliaParc OL, Lyon
Sat 30 SeptemberFiji v GeorgiaStade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Sun 1 OctoberAustralia v Final qualification winnerStade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Sat 7 OctoberWales v GeorgiaStade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Sun 8 OctoberFiji v Final qualification winnerStadium de Toulouse, Toulouse

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

Sat 9 SeptemberEngland v ArgentinaStade Vélodrome, Marseille
Sun 10 September Japan v ChileStadium de Toulouse, Toulouse
Sat 16 September Samoa v ChileStade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Sun 17 SeptemberEngland v JapanStade de Nice, Nice
Fri 22 SeptemberArgentina v SamoaStade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne
Sat 23 SeptemberEngland v ChileStade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
Thu 28 SeptemberJapan v SamoaStadium de Toulouse, Toulouse
Sat 30 SeptemberArgentina v ChileStade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Sat 7 OctoberEngland v SamoaStade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
Sun 8 OctoberJapan v ArgentinaStade de la Beaujoire, Nantes


  • Sat 14 October Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)
  • Sat 14 October Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)
  • Sun 15 October Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)
  • Sun 15 October Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)


  • Fri 20 October Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)
  • Sat 21 October Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Third-place match

  • Fri 27 October Third-place Play-off (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)


  • Sat 28 October Final (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)
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