Updated November 2023
The countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France officially began, as the tournament was set to kick off in September 2023. It was the 10th edition of the tournament, widely considered the premier international competition in rugby union.
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Rugby World Cup 2023
The Rugby World Cup is an international rugby union tournament contested every four years. For 2023, the tournament was held will in France. The tournament featured 20 teams, and the winner was crowned the world champion of rugby union.
With 20 teams from around the world set to compete, the tournament promised to be a showcase of the best talent and most exciting matches in the sport. The tournament was organized by World Rugby, the sport’s governing body.
Rugby World Cup 2023 dates
The Rugby World Cup 2023 was held on 8 September – 28 October 2023. The host nation, France, was expected to make a strong showing on home soil, while other teams will be vying for the title of world champion.
Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures and schedule
The opening match is scheduled to take place on Friday, 8 September 2023, at Stade de France, Saint-Denis. The match featured New Zealand competing against the host team, which began at 9 PM local time (GMT+1).
There were 48 matches played by 20 teams, with 1 – 4 matches played each day. The group stage ended on 8 October, followed by the knockout stage on 14 October until 28 October. Check the complete schedule, fixtures and ticket information on the RWC official website.
Rugby World Cup 2023 venues
There were nine stadiums across France that used as venues for the Rugby World Cup 2023 matches. The stadiums are as follows:
Stade de Bordeaux – Capacity: 42,115
Stade Pierre Mauroy – Capacity: 50,186
OL Stadium – Capacity: 59,186
Stade Vélodrome – Capacity: 67,394
Stade de la Beaujoire – Capacity: 37,473
Stade de Nice – Capacity: 35,624
Stade de France – Capacity: 81,338
Stade Geoffroy Guichard – Capacity: 41,965
Stadium de Toulouse – Capacity: 33,150
Rugby World Cup 2023 tickets and packages
Rugby fans were able to secure their tickets through the official partner website. Ticket prices vary, starting from € 10 up to € 950.
Rugby World Cup 2023 merchandise
For fans interested in purchasing official merchandise, they may do so online at the official shop accessible at the following link shop2023.rugbyworldcup.com.