8am Friday for live updates of the All Blacks v Uruguay World Cup pool clash. Uruguay sought to win two games at the Rugby World Cup for the first time. On Wednesday, Namibia was eliminated. The next opportunity for Uruguay in the pool round is Thursday against New Zealand. The All Blacks and Los Teros will square off for the first time in Lyon.
Any side that defeats a big rugby-playing nation by nearly 100 points must be the World Cup favorite, right? After the All Blacks’ 96-point thrashing of Italy on Friday night at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, that must be how it appears.
The Azzurri showed considerable attacking promise during the 2023 Six Nations competition, even though they ultimately lost all five games and were last in the standings whilst still being below the top 10 in the world. They were approaching the encounter with New Zealand with something resembling confidence after winning their first two games in Pool A. Aaron Smith scored a hat-trick in the All Blacks’ win over Italy.
Where is the Rugby World Cup 2023 third-place play-off held?
This year, the match will be played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, where the final and most of the other knockout games will be played.
Even if the game offers little celebration to the two sides participating in, it remains an excellent opportunity to see some great rugby and take in the world cup before it’s culmination the next day.
- Sunday 1 Oct – Australia vs Portugal, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 4.45pm – ITV4
- Sunday 1 Oct – South Africa vs Tonga, Stade de Marseille, 8pm
- Thursday 5 Oct – New Zealand vs Uruguay, OL Stadium, 8pm – ITV4
- Friday 6 Oct – France vs Italy, OL Stadium, 8pm
- Saturday 7 Oct – Wales vs Georgia, Stade de la Beaujoire, 2pm
- Saturday 7 Oct – England vs Samoa, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 4.45pm
- Saturday 7 Oct – Ireland vs Scotland, Stade de France, 8pm
- Sunday 8 Oct – Japan vs Argentina, Stade de la Beaujoire, 12pm
- Sunday 8 Oct – Tonga vs Romania, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 4.45pm – ITV4
- Sunday 8 Oct – Fiji vs Portugal, Stade de Toulouse, 8pm – ITV4
How will the Rugby World Cup be broadcast?
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be broadcast exclusively by ITV, which will broadcast every game live.
All of All Blacks games today will be broadcast on ITV1, with a few games occasionally airing on ITV4 when there are scheduling conflicts. Additionally, ITVX offers online streaming.
The presenting crew is led by Mark Pougatch, who will also be joined by Jill Douglas, David Flatman, and Hugh Woozencroft in hosting coverage from France.
Jonny Wilkinson, Maggie Alphonsi, Sam Warburton, Jamie Roberts, Brian O’Driscoll, Greig Laidlaw, Philippa Tuttiett, Bryan Habana, Sir Clive Woodward, Rory Best, John Barclay, Sergio Parisse, Gareth Thomas, Jim Hamilton, George Gregan, Sir Ian McGeechan, Lawrence Dallaglio, and Sean Fitzpatrick are among the pundits who provide insightful commentary.