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2023 Rugby World Cup Fixtures – The Complete Guide

The 2023 Rugby Union World Cup kicks-off on Friday 8th September when the host nation France faces New Zealand in Paris. Then follows six weeks packed full of action as 20 countries battle it out to lift the William Webb Ellis trophy, with games in nine host cities across France.

With some of the biggest names in rugby union taking part, we’ve brought together all the Rugby World Cup fixtures so you can plan out what games you’re planning on enjoying over the course of the tournament.

2023 Rugby World Cup Fixtures & Format

The 20 nations participating in the 2023 Rugby World Cup have been split into four pools of five teams, leading to some intriguing Rugby World Cup fixtures to look forward to.

The top two in each pool will qualify for the quarter-finals, where the tournament becomes a straight knockout with the final set for Saturday, October 28, with kick-off at 9pm local time.

The complete Rugby World Cup Fixtures list is as follows;

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

Friday 8th September – France v New Zealand (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Saturday 9th September – Italy v Namibia (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne)

Thursday 14th September – France v Uruguay (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Friday 15th September – New Zealand v Namibia (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Wednesday 20th September – Italy v Uruguay (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Thursday 21st September – France v Namibia (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)

Wednesday 27th September – Uruguay v Namibia (Parc OL, Lyon)

Friday 29th September – New Zealand v Italy (Parc OL, Lyon)

Thursday 5th October – New Zealand v Uruguay (Parc OL, Lyon)

Friday 6th October – France v Italy (Parc OL, Lyon)

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

Saturday 9th September – Ireland v Romania (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sunday 10th September – South Africa v Scotland (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)

Saturday 16th September – Ireland v Tonga (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Sunday 17th September – South Africa v Romania (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Saturday 23rd September – South Africa v Ireland (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sunday 24th September – Scotland v Tonga (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Saturday 30th September – Scotland v Romania (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Sunday 1st October – South Africa v Tonga (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)

Saturday 7th October – Ireland v Scotland (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sunday 8th October – Tonga v Romania (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Pool C – Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal

Saturday 9th September – Australia v Georgia (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sunday 10th September – Wales v Fiji (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Saturday 16th September – Wales v Portugal (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Sunday 17th September – Australia v Fiji (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne)

Saturday 23rd September – Georgia v Portugal (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Sunday 24th September – Wales v Australia (Parc OL, Lyon)

Saturday 30th September – Fiji v Georgia (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sunday 1st October – Australia v Portugal (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne)

Saturday 7th October – Wales v Georgia (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Sunday 8th October – Fiji v Portugal (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

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

Saturday 9th September – England v Argentina (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)

Sunday 10th September – Japan v Chile (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Saturday 16th September – Samoa v Chile (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sunday 17th September – England v Japan (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Friday, September 22 – Argentina v Samoa (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne)

Saturday 23rd September – England v Chile (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Thursday 28th September – Japan v Samoa (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Saturday 30th September – Argentina v Chile (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Saturday 7th October – England v Samoa (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Sunday 8th October – Japan v Argentina (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)


Saturday 14th October – Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)

Saturday 14th October – Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sunday 15th October – Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (Stade Velodrome, Marseille)

Sunday 15th October – Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)


Friday 20th October – Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Saturday 21st October – Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Third-place Match

Friday 27th October – Third-place Play-off (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)


Saturday 28th October – Final (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

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Where can people bet on the Rugby World Cup?

We’ve brought together some of the leading betting sites that offer the best coverage of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, allowing you to enjoy some betting action on one of the world’s top sporting events.

So keep an eye on the latest Rugby World Cup betting odds as the tournament approaches.


The Rugby World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in 2023 and is not to be missed. With so many fixtures over the six-week tournament, our Fixture Guide has brought together all the essential details to aid you in planning your Rugby World Cup viewing schedule.


❓ What dates are the Rugby World Cup?

The 2023 Rugby World Cup takes place from Friday, September 8, until the final on Saturday, October 28.

❓ Who has qualified for the Rugby World Cup?

20 countries have qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup featuring some of the giants of the international game, including South Africa, New Zealand and France, plus smaller nations such as Chile, who are playing in their first-ever Rugby World Cup.

❓ Who is hosting the Rugby World Cup?

France is hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup, with matches occurring in nine stadiums around the country.

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