The 2023 Rugby World Cup will get below method on 8 September with France taking up New Zealand in a mouth-watering curtain-raiser in Paris.
The All Blacks arrive as favourites to raise the Webb Ellis Cup for what could be a document fourth time, having simply received the Rugby Championship in convincing style. But hosts France might be sensational on their day and it’s set to be the proper showdown to kickstart the seven-week match.
The fixture schedule sees Six Nations champions Ireland, Eddie Jones’ struggling Australia and England all get their campaigns below method the next day, with Steve Borthwick’s aspect enterprise a tough task of dealing with in-form Argentina in Marseille, in what’s prone to be a decisive Pool D match.
Reigning world champions South Africa and Scotland face off in the identical metropolis the next day in Pool B, earlier than Wales start their match towards Fiji in Bordeaux.
What are the swimming pools?
Pool A: France, New Zealand, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia.
Pool B: South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, Romania.
Pool C: Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal.
Pool D: England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile.
Rugby World Cup 2023 schedule
Which cities will matches be held in?
Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille, Saint-Etienne, Nantes, Toulouse.
When is the Rugby World Cup remaining?
The match begins in Paris on 8 September with the host nation dealing with New Zealand, and can conclude with the ultimate, additionally on the capital metropolis’s Stade de France, on 28 October.