Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures: Full schedule, match dates and kick-off times

The 2023 Rugby World Cup begins on September 8th with the exciting opening game between France and New Zealand in Paris.

The All Blacks are considered one of the favorites to win the Webb Ellis Cup for a record fourth time, after winning the Rugby Championship in convincing fashion – despite being beaten by South Africa in their final warm-up game. Hosts France can be a sensation on their day and it should be the perfect showdown to start the seven-week tournament.

The fixture list sees Six Nations winners Ireland, Eddie Jones’ struggling Australia and England begin their campaigns the next day, with Steve Borthwick’s side facing a tricky task of facing in-form Argentina in Marseille in a crucial pool game D

Reigning world champions South Africa and Scotland meet in Pool B in the same city the following day before Wales begin their tournament against Fiji in Bordeaux.

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What are the pools?

Pool A: France, New Zealand, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia.

Pool B: South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, Romania.

Pool C: Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal.

Pool D: England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile.

In which cities will the games take place?

Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille, Saint-Etienne, Nantes, Toulouse.

When is the Rugby World Cup final?

The tournament begins on September 8th in Paris with the host country against New Zealand and ends with the final, also at the capital’s Stade de France, on October 28th.

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