2023 Rugby World Cup Schedule & Results

The 2023 Rugby World Cup will begin on September 8 at the Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis. The Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 opens with the France vs New Zealand Pool A game on Friday and the 2023 Final Championship held on October 28 at Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis, France.

When does the Rugby World Cup 2023 start?

  • RWC Pool Games: September 8- October 8.
  • RWC Quarter-Finals: October 14-15.
  • RWC Semi-Finals: October 20-21.
  • RWC Bronze Final: October 27.

2023 Rugby World Cup Pools?

  • Pool A: France, New Zealand, Italy, Namibia, Uruguay
  • Pool B: Ireland, South Africa, Tonga, Romania, Scotland
  • Pool C: Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal, Wales
  • Pool D: Argentina, England, Samoa, Japan, Chile

What channel is the Rugby World Cup on?

NBC Sports, ITV, France Televisions, Sky, TF1, RTE, and Stan Sport networks with broadcasting rights for the Rugby World Cup 2023 season. TF1 will cover 20 matches, France Televisions 10 matches, RTE 25 matches, Virgin Media 24 matches and other media TV coverage networks, NBC Sports, Sky, Stan Sport, and ITV will carry all matches.

The Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Schedule

Friday, September 8

PoolMatchResultsStart time (GMT)Venue
AAll Blacks vs. France13-27Full timeStade de France

Saturday, September 9

PoolMatchResultsStart time (GMT)Venue
ANamibia vs. Italy8-52Full timeStade Geoffroy-Guichard
BRomania vs. Ireland8-82Full timeStade de Bordeaux
CGeorgia vs. Australia15-35Full timeStade de France
DArgentina vs. England10-27Full timeStade de Marseille

Sunday, September 10

PoolMatchResultsStart time (GMT)Venue
DChile vs. Japan42-12Full timeStadium de Toulouse
BScotland vs. South Africa3-18Full timeStade Vélodrome
CFiji vs. Wales26-32Full timeStade de Bordeaux

Thursday, September 14

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
AUruguay vs. France8:00 PMStade Pierre-Mauroy

Friday, September 15

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
ANamibia vs. All Blacks8:00 PMStadium de Toulouse

Saturday, September 16

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
DChile vs. Samoa2:00 PMStade de Bordeaux
CPortugal vs. Wales4:45 PMStade de Nice
BTonga vs. Ireland8:00 PMStade de la Beaujoire

Sunday, September 17

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
BRomania vs. South Africa2:00 PMStade de Bordeaux
CFiji vs. Australia4:45 PMStade Geoffroy Guichard
DJapan vs. England8:00 PMStade de Nice

Wednesday, September 20

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
AUruguay vs. Italy4:45 PMStade de Nice

Thursday, September 21

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
ANamibia vs. France8:00 PMStade Velodrome

Friday, September 22

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
DSamoa vs. Argentina4:45 PMStade Geoffroy Guichard

Saturday, September 23

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
CPortugal vs. Georgia1:00 PMStadium de Toulouse
DChile vs. England4:45 PMStade Pierre-Mauroy
BIreland vs. South Africa8:00 PMStade de France

Sunday, September 24

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
BTonga vs. Scotland4:45 PMStade de Nice
CAustralia vs. Wales8:00 PMOL Stadium

Wednesday, September 27

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
ANamibia vs. Uruguay4:45 PMOL Stadium

Thursday, September 28

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
DSamoa vs. Japan8:00 PMStadium de Toulouse

Friday, September 29

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
AItaly vs. All Blacks8:00 PMOL Stadium

Saturday, September 30

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
DChile vs. Argentina2:00 PMStade de la Beaujoire
CGeorgia vs. Fiji4:45 PMStade de Bordeaux
BRomania vs. Scotland8:00 PMStade Pierre-Mauroy

Sunday, October 1

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
CPortugal vs. Australia4:45 PMStade Geoffroy-Guichard
BTonga vs. South Africa8:00 PMStade Vélodrome

Thursday, October 5

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
AUruguay vs. All Blacks8:00 PMOL Stadium

Friday, October 6

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
AItaly vs. France8:00 PMOL Stadium

Saturday, October 7

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
CGeorgia vs. Wales2:00 PMStade de la Beaujoire
DSamoa vs. England4:45 PMStade Pierre-Mauroy
BScotland vs. Ireland8:00 PMStade de France

Sunday, October 8

PoolMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
DArgentina vs. Japan12:00 PMStade de la Beaujoire
BRomania vs. Tonga4:45 PMStade Pierre-Mauroy
CPortugal vs. Fiji8:00 PMStadium de Toulouse

RWC Quarter-Finals 2023

Saturday, October 14

MatchStart time (GMT)Venue
Pool C Champion vs. Runner-up Pool D4:00 PMStade Velodrome
Pool B Champion vs. Runner-up Pool A8:00 PMStade de France

Sunday, October 15

MatchStart time (GMT)Venue
Pool D Champion vs. Runner-up Pool C4:00 PMStade Velodrome
Pool A Champion vs. Runner-up Pool B8:00 PMStade de France

RWC Semi-Finals 2023

DateMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
Friday, October 20QF winners 1 vs. 24:00 PMStade Velodrome
Saturday, October 21QF winners 3 vs. 48:00 PMStade de France

RWC Bronze Final

DateMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
Friday, October 27Runner-up semi-Final 1 vs. 28:00 PMStade de France

Rugby World Cup Final 2023

DateMatchStart time (GMT)Venue
Saturday, October 28Semi-final winners 1 vs. 28:00 PMStade de France

2023 Rugby World Cup Broadcast media rights:

CountryRights holder
FranceTF1, France Televisions, M6
AustraliaStan Sport, Stan Sport, Nine Network
New ZealandSky, Prime
South AfricaSuperSport
IrelandRTE, Virgin Media
ItalyRai, Sky Sport
United StatesNBC Sports
United KingdomITV
RomaniaDigi Sport
JapanNippon TV, NHK
NetherlandsZiggo Sport

How does the Rugby World Cup Qualifying work in 2023?

  • The Rugby World Cup 2023 is played between 20 teams. France automatically qualified as a host country, 12 Teams also qualified in their previous 2019 Rugby World Cup top three pool, and the other 8 teams were selected for regional competition play-offs.
  • It will be the first historical Rugby World Cup without the United States and Canada rugby teams. North America’s no-team qualified and South America’s three teams qualified for the Rugby World Cup 2023 competition.

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