Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures, results, schedule and TV coverage

20 teams battle it out for the Webb Ellis Cup!


Rugby fever is set to sweep the globe as France stages the 10th edition of the World Cup from Friday, September 8 to Saturday, October 28.

South Africa head into the tournament as the defending champions after demolishing England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.

The Springboks are among the favourites to retain their crown, but Ireland will fancy their chances of lifting the Webb Ellis Cup after completing the Grand Slam in this year’s Six Nations and climbing to the top of the world rankings.

Conversely, England headed into the tournament at rock bottom after losing five of their last six internationals, including a 30-22 defeat to Fiji, and the pressure is building on Steve Borthwick and his side.

Scotland have enjoyed some decent results in 2023 but face a challenge to progress from the pool stage after being drawn with Ireland and South Africa, while Wales were disappointing in the Six Nations and have a point to prove.

The latest Rugby World Cup odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise everything you need to know about this year’s tournament is below.


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Rugby World Cup 2023 pools

There are five teams apiece in four pools and the top two progress to the last eight of the Rugby World Cup.

Pool A: New Zealand, France, 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 fixtures


Wednesday, September 27

Uruguay v Namibia (4:45pm) – ITV4/Virgin Media Two

Thursday, September 28

Japan v Samoa (8pm) – ITV4/RTÉ2

Friday, September 29

New Zealand v Italy (8pm) – ITV1/Virgin Media One

Saturday, September 30

Argentina v Chile (2pm) – ITV1//RTÉ2
Fiji v Georgia (4:45pm) – ITV1//RTÉ2
Scotland v Romania (8pm) – ITV1/Virgin Media One

Sunday, October 1

Australia v Portugal (4:45pm) – ITV4/Virgin Media One
South Africa v Tonga (8pm) – ITV1/RTÉ2

Thursday, October 5

New Zealand v Uruguay (8pm) – ITV4

Friday, October 6

France v Italy (8pm) – ITV1

Saturday, October 7

Wales v Georgia (2pm) – ITV1
England v Samoa (4:45pm) – ITV1
Ireland v Scotland (8pm) – ITV1

Sunday, October 8

Japan v Argentina (12pm) – ITV1
Tonga v Romania (4:45pm) – ITV3
Fiji v Portugal (8pm) – ITV4


Saturday, October 14

Winner Pool C v Runner-Up Pool D (3pm) – ITV1
Winner Pool B v Runner-Up Pool A – (8pm) – ITV1

Sunday, October 15

Winner Pool D v Runner-Up Pool C – (4pm) – ITV1
Winner Pool A v Runner-Up Pool B – (8pm) – ITV1


Friday, October 20

Winner QF1 v Winner QF2 (8pm) – ITV1

Saturday, October 21

Winner QF3 v Winner QF4 (8pm) – ITV1

Friday, October 27

Bronze Final (8pm) – ITV1

Saturday, October 28

Final (8pm) – ITV1

Rugby World Cup 2023 results


Friday, September 8

France 27-13 New Zealand

Saturday, September 9

Italy 52-8 Namibia
Ireland 82-8 Romania
Australia 35-15 Georgia
England 27-10 Argentina

Sunday, September 10

Japan 42-12 Chile
South Africa 18-3 Scotland
Wales 32-26 Fiji

Thursday, September 14

France 27-12 Uruguay

Friday, September 15

New Zealand 71-3 Namibia

Saturday, September 16

Samoa 43-10 Chile
Wales 28-8 Portugal
Ireland 59-16 Tonga

Sunday, September 17

South Africa 76-0 Romania
Australia 15-22 Fiji
England 34-12 Japan

Wednesday, September 20

Italy 38-17 Uruguay

Thursday, September 21

France 96-0 Namibia

Friday, September 22

Argentina 19-10 Samoa

Saturday, September 23

Georgia 18-18 Portugal
England 71-0 Chile
South Africa 8-13 Ireland

Sunday, September 24

Scotland 45-17 Tonga
Wales 40-8 Australia

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