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Updated November 2023

The Rugby World Cup 2023 in France has come to an end. The tournament was set to kick off in September 2023, and it was the 10th edition of the tournament, and also widely considered the premier international competition in rugby union.

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.

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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


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