Rugby World Cup 2023: Full schedules and tickets

We gave you the lowdown on the Rugby World Cup 2023. Read now and discover!

Everything you need to know about the Rugby World Cup 2023

The final ticket to the Rugby World Cup 2023 will be claimed by either Portugal or the United States, as both teams continue to win in the Final Qualification Tournament. On the second day of the event at The Sevens Stadium, Os Lobos dominated with 13 tries to defeat Kenya 85-0, while Hong Kong fell 49-7 to the men’s Eagles. The last match of the tournament will be played in Dubai on Friday between the United States and Portugal, and the winner will be the 20th team in the 2017 France competition. Kenya and Hong Kong are officially out of contention for the top slot in the Final Qualification Tournament standings, having each lost their first two matches.

With so much still at stake, we give you the lowdown on the Rugby World Cup 2023, and where the winner will line up in France next year.

Where will Rugby World Cup 2023

The Stade de France, located north of Paris, will host both the opening game and the Final of the tournament. This event coincides with the bicentenary year of the “invention” of the sport by William Webb Ellis.

Rugby world cup 2023 schedule

The Rugby World Cup 2023 will be held in France from 8 September to 28 October 2023. This prestigious tournament will take place in nine different venues across the country. It is worth noting that this will be the first time the Rugby World Cup is held exclusively in France.

Refer to the detailed schedule below: 

Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures

POOL A – New Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia

Fri 8 Sept France v New Zealand (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sat 9 Sept Italy v Namibia (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Thu 14 Sept France v Uruguay (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Fri 15 Sept New Zealand v Namibia (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Wed 20 Sept Italy v Uruguay (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Thu 21 Sept France v Namibia (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Wed 27 Sept Uruguay v Namibia (Parc OL, Lyon)

Fri 29 Sept New Zealand v Italy (Parc OL, Lyon)

Thu 5 Oct New Zealand v Uruguay (Parc OL, Lyon)

Fri 6 Oct France v Italy (Parc OL, Lyon)

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POOL B – South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Romania, Tonga

Sat 9 Sept Ireland v Romania (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sun 10 Sept South Africa v Scotland (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sat 16 Sept Ireland v Tonga (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Sun 17 Sept South Africa v Romania (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sat 23 Sept South Africa v Ireland (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sun 24 Sept Scotland v Tonga (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Sat 30 Sept Scotland v Romania (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Sun 1 Oct South Africa v Tonga (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sat 7 Oct Ireland v Scotland (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sun 8 Oct Tonga v Romania (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

POOL C – Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal

Sat 9 Sept Australia v Georgia (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Sun 10 Sept Wales v Fiji (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sat 16 Sept Wales v Portugal (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Sun 17 Sept Australia v Fiji (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Sat 23 Sept Georgia v Portugal (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Sun 24 Sept Wales v Australia (Parc OL, Lyon)

Sat 30 Sept Fiji v Georgia (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sun 1 Oct Australia v Portugal (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Sat 7 Oct Wales v Georgia (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Sun 8 Oct Fiji v Portugal (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

POOL D – England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile

Sat 9 Sept England v Argentina (Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

Sun 10 Sept Japan v Chile (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Sat 16 Sept Samoa v Chile (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

Sun 17 Sept England v Japan (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Fri 22 Sept Argentina v Samoa (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Sat 23 Sept England v Chile (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Thu 28 Sept Japan v Samoa (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

Sat 30 Sept Argentina v Chile (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

Sat 7 Oct England v Samoa (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Sun 8 Oct Japan v Argentina (Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

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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)


Sat 28 Oct Final (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

Rugby World Cup 2023 tickets

The official website for purchasing tickets for Rugby World Cup France 2023 is solely available at this link. All ticket offers can be found on our website.

Rugby World Cup 2023 tickets release date

The final matches of Rugby World Cup 2023, including the semi-finals, bronze final, and final, will be held at the renowned Stade de France from October 20th to 28th, 2023. Rugby enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly awaiting the chance to secure tickets for these highly anticipated games.

Tickets can be purchased through the official tournament platform, Members of the 2023 Family will have the first opportunity to buy tickets on March 15th at 18:00 CET, followed by the general public on March 17th at 18:00 CET.

In addition to purchasing tickets, fans will also have the option to contribute to the tournament’s Official Charity, “Rugby au Coeur,” which uses rugby as a tool for social development. This charity supports various cultural, educational, and rugby initiatives that promote inclusivity and diversity through the sport and its core values. For more information, please visit