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Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures | RWC 2023 Schedule, Date and venue

The 2023 Rugby World Cup runs from Friday 8 September to Saturday 28 October, with matches played across France. The Rugby World Cup Fixtures are announced! On this page we give you an overview of the dates of all matches and you can immediately request ticket-inclusive travel packages for your favorite match.

Rugby World Cup 2023 kicks off on 8 September 2023 with a spectacular opening match between host country France and title contender New Zealand in Stade de France. The pool phase ends on 8 October. The numbers one and two from the pools go on to the knockout phase, which starts with the quarterfinals on 14 October. The final of the tournament is scheduled on 28 October in Stade de France.

South Africa, the current world champion, will play the most exciting match of their pool against Ireland on 23 September. England, the losing finalist of 2019, starts the tournament against Argentina on 9 September.

Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures | RWC 2023 Schedule


08-09-2023 France vs New Zealand Saint-Denis
17-09-2023 Italy v Namibia Saint-Entienne
14-09-2023 France v Uruguay Lille
15-09-2023 All Blacks vs Namibia Toulouse
20-09-2023 Italy v Uruguay Nice
21-09-2023 France v Namibia Marseille
27-09-2023 Uruguay v Namibia Lyon
29-09-2023 New Zealand v Italy Lyon
05-10-2023 New Zealand v Uruguay Lyon
05-10-2023 France v Italy Lyon


09-09-2023 Ireland v Romania Bordeaux
10-09-2023 South Africa v Scotland Marseille
16-09-2023 Ireland v Tonga Nantes
17-09-2023 South Africa v Romania Bordeaux
23-09-2023 South Africa v Ireland Saint-Denis
24-09-2023 Scotland v Tonga Nice
30-09-2023 Scotland v Romania Lille
01-10-2023 South Africa v Tonga Marseille
07-10-2023 Ireland v Scotland Saint-Denis
08-10-2023 Tonga v Romania Lille


09-09-2023 Australia v Georgia Saint-Denis
10-09-2023 Wales v Fiji Bordeaux
16-09-2023 Wales v Portugal Nice
17-09-2023 Australia v Fiji Saint-Entienne
23-09-2023 Georgia v Portugal Toulouse
24-09-2023 Wales v Australia Lyon
30-09-2023 Fiji v Georgia Bordeaux
01-10-2023 Australia v Portugal Saint-Entienne
07-10-2023 Wales v Georgia Nantes
08-10-2023 Fiji v Portugal Toulouse


09-09-2023 England v Argentina Marseille
10-09-2023 Japan v Chili Toulouse
16-09-2023 Samoa v Chili Bordeaux
17-09-2023 England v Japan Nice
22-09-2023 Argentina v Samoa Saint-Entienne
23-09-2023 England v Chili Lille
28-09-2023 Japan v Samoa Toulouse
30-09-2023 Argentina v Chili Nantes
07-10-2023 England v Samoa Lille
08-10-2023 Japan v Argentina Nantes


Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)


Fri 20 Oct Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sat 21 Oct Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Third-place match

Fri 27 Oct Third-place Play-off (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

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