INTRODUCTION TO RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023

Rugby World Cup 2023 will take place in France from 8 September - 28 October with matches played in nine venues across 10 host cities. The tournament will be the 10th men's Rugby World Cup and the second to be hosted by France after a memorable event in 2007.

RWC 2023 will set new standards in social responsibility, inclusivity and sustainability for a major rugby event, targeting four key pillars for the tournament's legacy: acting for sustainability and circular economy, supporting education and employment, respecting and protecting the environment, and promoting inclusivity.

Rugby World Cup is the world championship for the sport of rugby union and takes place every four years. Twenty teams will take part in Rugby World Cup 2023, divided into four pools of five teams, followed by QFs, SFs, a bronze medal playoff and the Finals. Twelve teams qualified directly by finishing in the top three in their pool at Japan 2019 and eight from a global qualification process – with 48 matches played across 51 days.

World Rugby have ensured an even more keenly contested tournament in the group stages, extending the competition by one week to ensure that all teams have a minimum five days between each fixture. This expanded schedule means Rugby World Cup 2023 has a unique ‘weekend' feel to it which is ideally suited to Official Hospitality engagement: 42 of the tournament's 48 matches will take place on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

TEAMS

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    Argentina

    Having beaten New Zealand in 2020 and drawn twice with Australia, Argentina will be among the most fancied of the major teams. Their fixtures against England and Japan promise to be spectacular.​

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    Australia

    Australia's open style of play have made them synonymous with some of the most memorable moments in Rugby World Cup history. Two-time winners of the Webb Ellis Cup, in 1991 and 1999, Australia will hope to dominate once more in 2023.

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    England

    England remains the only northern hemisphere nation to lift the Webb Ellis Cup but struggled in the 2021 Six Nations. But, with this generation of brilliant players, beware the wounded Lion.

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    Fiji

    The Pacific Island nation's spectacular game, a clever mix of power, speed, and skill and agility with the ball in hand, is a pleasure to watch. The Fijians find themselves drawn against Australia and Wales for the third time in a row.

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    Ireland

    As a perennial powerhouse in the Six Nations, Ireland will be thrilled at the prospect of a European-hosted Rugby World Cup and the chance to achieve a major milestone: to get beyond the quarter-finals of the tournament for the first time in history.​

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    Italy

    Finishing third in their pool in the last five editions, Italy will be targeting getting through the knockout stages for the first time. But to do that they will have to overcome either New Zealand or France, two RWC 2023 favourites.​

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    Japan

    The surprise team in the last two tournaments, Japan captivated both local and overseas fans with their intense, fast-paced, skills-based attacking game. With a new professional league recently launched, Japan look good to repeat their sensational performances in 2023 in a pool containing England and Argentina.

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    New Zealand

    New Zealand are three-time winners of the Webb Ellis Cup and, stung by their semifinal exit in 2019, will once again be among the favourites at Rugby World Cup 2023. The most dominant team in the history of world rugby. ​

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    Samoa

    Samoa has been responsible for more upsets in Rugby World Cup history than any other team and the proud Pacific Islanders will be looking to continue that giant-killing reputation in 2023.

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    Scotland

    Scotland's last-minute defeat of France, winning in Paris for the first time in 22 years, in the deciding 2021 Six Nations fixture showed there's no shortage of self-belief in this team. And those performances can only lift when crowds return, belting out Flower of Scotland in a packed stadium, the most beautiful sporting anthems.

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    South Africa

    Defending champions South Africa will have the opportunity to write another chapter in their inspiring history by becoming the first team to win the Webb Ellis Cup four times.​

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    Uruguay

    14th nation qualified for Rugby World Cup 2023, Uruguay got the better of the United States of America in the “Americas 1” playoff. A hard-fought victory which gives the Teros access to Pool A, where they will be up against New-Zealand, France, Italy and the winner of the Rugby Africa Cup 2022.

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    Wales

    2021 Six Nations champions under a first-time coach, Wales must be thrilled at the prospect of overhauling the record of three-time semi-finalists (1987, 2011, 2019) at Rugby World Cup 2023.

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Match Schedule

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PRODUCTS & CATEGORIES

A wide range of local, customized packages

We are offering a variety of products which allow customers to attend matches, from regular Follow My Team and City Packs to exclusive conditional knock-out match-options such as L'Expert Pack. Packages will be available in the four different official categories: Webb Ellis, Du Manoir, and Brennus/Le Village. Skyboxes are available on request. 

The Domestic Venues' food and beverage concept will be individual to each city and representative of that region's unique terroir, or local characteristics. 


  • Follow My Team
    Don't miss any pool games of your favourite team by selecting the Follow My Team Pack! Browse the teams below to find out more.
  • City Packs
    Make the most of exploring the city and region of each of the Host Cities by selecting City Pack.
  • Le Weekend
    A selection of matches that take place in proximate venues over the same weekend.
  • L'Expert Pack
    The opportunity to purchase the knockout match(es) of your favourite team, whether QF, SF or F or in combination. But you have the peace of mind that if your team fails to qualify for the nominated match(es) you will receive your money back, less an administration fee of no more than five percent if applicable. 

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City Packs

  • PARIS
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