Rugby World Cup France 2023 schedule, dates, time table, fixtures list, pools, live stream telecast broadcast

Rugby World Cup France 2023 schedule, dates, time table, fixtures list, pools, live stream telecast broadcast

The Rugby World Cup is all set for its 2023 edition and fans can check out all the details of the tournament including format, points system, results, pools, schedule, fixtures, and more below

The upcoming tournament starts on September 8, with the opening match between France and New Zealand.

Rugby World Cup France 2023 schedule, dates, time table, fixtures list, pools, live stream telecast broadcast where to watch

The upcoming tournament will feature a total of 48 matches played across seven weeks.

The Rugby World Cup 2023 will broadcast on Stan Sport and Nine as they securing exclusive broadcast rights.


Most games will be broadcast on ITV1, though ITV4 will also provide coverage and fans can also live stream the action via the ITV Hub on a variety of devices.

Rugby World Cup 2023 tournament format

The upcoming tournament begins with the group stage featuring 20 teams divided into four pools of five teams each. Following the end of this round, the top two teams from each group will then advance to the knockout phase. The phase begins with the quarterfinals, followed by the semifinals, the bronze match and the final match.


Rugby World Cup 2023 group-stage points system

During the first round, i.e. the group stage, winning teams will receive four points for a win, two for a draw and zero for a defeat. Moreover, scoring four tries and/or losing by less than eight points will each give a bonus point. In case two teams are level on points at the end of the group stage, given below is the criteria for deciding placings, listed in chronological order:

  • The winner when the two teams previously played each other
  • The team with the best points difference
  • The team with the best tries difference
  • The team with the highest scorers in pool matches
  • The team with the most tries in pool matches
  • The team with the higher official ranking

Rugby World Cup 2023 stages and dates

Given below are the different stages of the competition and their corresponding dates:

Stages Dates
Group stage September 8 – October 8
Quarterfinals October 14-15
Semifinals October 20-21
Bronze final October 27
Final October 28

Rugby World Cup 2023 group-wise fixtures

Date Match City
Fri, Sept 8 France vs New Zealand  Saint-Denis
Sat, Sept 9 Italy vs Namibia  Saint-Etienne
Thur, Sept 14 France vs Uruguay  Lille
Fri, Sept 15 New Zealand vs Namibia  Toulouse
Wed, Sept 20 Italy vs Uruguay Nice
Thur, Sept 21 France vs Namibia  Marseille
Wed, Sept 27 Uruguay vs Namibia  Lyon
Fri, Sept 29 New Zealand vs Italy Lyon
Thurs, Oct 5 New Zealand vs Uruguay Lyon
Fri, Oct 6 France vs Italy  Lyon
Sat, Sept 9 Ireland vs Romania Bordeaux
Sun, Sept 10 South Africa vs Scotland Marseille
Sat, Sept 16 Ireland vs Tonga Nantes
Sun, Sept 17 South Africa vs Romania Bordeaux
Sat, Sept 23 South Africa vs Ireland Saint-Denis
Sun, Sept 24 Scotland vs Tonga Nice
Sat, Sept 30 Scotland vs Romania Lille
Sun, Oct 1 South Africa vs Tonga Marseille
Sat, Oct 7 Ireland vs Scotland Saint-Denis
Sun, Oct 8 Tonga vs Romania Lille
Sat, Sept 9 Australia vs Georgia Saint-Denis
Sun, Sept 10 Wales vs Fiji Bordeaux
Sat, Sept 16 Wales vs Portugal Nice
Sun, Sept 17 Australia vs Fiji Saint-Etienne
Sat, Sept 23 Georgia vs Portugal Toulouse
Sun, Sept 24 Wales vs Australia Lyon
Sat, Sept 30 Fiji vs Georgia Bordeaux
Sun, Oct 1 Australia vs Portugal Saint-Etienne
Sat, Oct 7 Wales vs Georgia Nantes
Sun, Oct 8 Fiji vs Portugal Toulouse
Sat, Sept 9 England vs Argentina Marseille
Sun, Sept 10 Japan vs Chile Toulouse
Sat, Sept 16 Samoa vs Chile Bordeaux
Sun, Sept 17 England vs Japan Nice
Sat, Sept 23 Argentina vs Samoa Saint-Etienne
Thur, Sept 28 Japan vs Samoa Toulouse
Sat, Sept 30 Argentina vs Chile Nantes
Sat, Oct 7 England vs Samoa Lille
Sun, Oct 8 Japan vs Argentina Nantes
Sat, Sept 9 England vs Argentina Marseille

Rugby World Cup 2023 Knockout rounds

Round Date Match City
Quarterfinals Sat, Oct 14 QF1: Pool C winner vs Pool D runner-up Marseille
Sat, Oct 14 QF2: Pool B winner vs Pool A runner-up Saint-Denis
Sun, Oct 15 QF3: Pool D winner vs Pool C runner-up Marseille
Sun, Oct 15 QF4: Pool A winner vs Pool B runner-up Saint-Denis


Fri, Oct 20 SF1: Winner QF1 vs winner QF2  Saint-Denis
Sat, Oct 21 SF2: Winner QF3 vs winner QF4  Saint-Denis
Bronze final Fri, Oct 27 Loser SF1 vs loser SF2  Saint-Denis
Final Sat, Oct 28 Winner SF1 vs winner SF2 Saint-Denis

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