Rugby World Cup 2023 venues and matches


Nine cities will host Rugby World Cup matches in France from September 8 to October 28. Toulouse, Marseille, Saint-Denis, Bordeaux, Nantes, Saint-Etienne, Lyon, Lille and Nice. We go around.

From Lille to Marseille, from Saint-Etienne to Bordeaux, twenty teams will play 48 matches during the 2023 Rugby World Cup, with the aim of performing well, getting out of the pools, or simply going to the end of the adventure. and win the world title.

The World Cup in Saint-Denis and at the Stade de France

Saint-Denis and its Dyonisian lair will thus be one of the epicenters of the competition. From Stade de France to Stade de France, from All Blacks to All Blacks, from one fever to another. Two years after a capital victory against New Zealand in an electric atmosphere (40-25, November 20, 2021), the France team will return to the country of the long white cloud for the opening of the FIFA World Cup. rugby, Saturday 8 September.

Matches to see at Stade de France

– France – New Zealand: Friday, September 8 (9 p.m.) – Australia – Georgia: Saturday, September 9 (6 p.m.) – South Africa – Ireland: Saturday, September 23 (9 p.m.) – Ireland – Scotland: Saturday, October 7 (9 p.m.) – Two quarter-finals: Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 (9 p.m.) – Two semi-finals: Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 (9 p.m.) – Small final: Friday, October 27 (9 p.m.) – Final: Saturday, October 28 (9 p.m.)

The World Cup in Marseille and at the Vélodrome

Marseilles. A land of football, but also a land of fire. When the French team, for example, puts down its suitcases at the Vélodrome, it very often offers great rugby matches. As the 2023 World Cup looms (September 8 – October 28), Marseille city is a good memory for the Blues: last November, in the Marseille crater, the French of Fabien Galthié emerged victorious from a brutal shock against the Springboks, reigning world champions (30-26), an important step in the construction of this group.

World Cup: Access the schedule and results

For this World Cup, the opponent of the XV of France will certainly be the neighbor of South Africa. Among the 48 meetings of the twenty teams involved, the Vélodrome will indeed host France – Namibia, on Thursday, September 21 (9 p.m.). An unbalanced duel against the 24th nation in the world, especially given the level of Antoine Dupont and all his friends. But other games with a huge stake will be played in the lair of OM.

Matches to see in Marseille

– England-Argentina: Saturday, September 9 (9 p.m.) – South Africa-Scotland: Sunday, September 10 (5.45 p.m.) – France-Namibia: Thursday, September 21 (9 p.m.) – South Africa-Tonga: Sunday, October 1 (9 p.m.) – Two quarter-finals: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October (5 p.m.)

The World Cup in Toulouse and at the Stadium

Stronghold of Rugby in France, the capital of Occitanie will be one of the most iconic and representative hosts of the oval ball for the 2023 World Cup in France. If the formula used is likely to quickly tire the supporters of other French clubs, the Toulouse accent will be largely put aside by those of the different nations expected in the pink city from September 8 to October 28.

With Japan, Chile, Portugal, or Fiji, and so many teams with particular stories or backgrounds, the six group matches will be eclectic and interesting to follow.

Matches to see in Toulouse

– Japan-Chile: Sunday, September 10 (1 p.m.) – New Zealand-Namibia: Friday, September 15 (9 p.m.) – Georgia-Portugal: Saturday, September 23 (2 p.m.) – Japan-Samoa: Thursday, September 28 (9 p.m.) – Fiji-Portugal: Sunday, October 8 (9 p.m.)

The World Cup in Nantes and La Beaujoire

Nantes will thus be one of these theatres, with four posters that rugby aficionados will be able to enjoy. Just before the start of the competition, the Blues will also play a warm-up match against Fiji on Sunday, August 19 at 9 p.m.

But from September 16, the date of a promising first Nantes match (Ireland – Tonga), to October 8, the day the group stage ends for all teams, and in Nantes with an interesting Japan – Argentina, La Beaujoire will experience a passionate World Cup.

The matches to see in Nantes

– Ireland-Tonga: Saturday, September 16 (9 p.m.) – Argentina-Chile: Saturday, September 30 (3 p.m.) – Wales-Georgia: Saturday, October 7 (3 p.m.) – Japan-Argentina: Sunday, October 8 (1 p.m.)

The World Cup in Saint-Etienne and Geoffroy-Guichard

Like the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes and the Stadium in Toulouse, Geoffroy-Guichard will once again taste the pleasure of hosting Rugby World Cup matches after 2007. At the time, the stadium Saint-Étienne had been the scene of three matches: Scotland – Portugal (56-10), Samoa – United States (25-21), and Scotland – Italy (18-16). This time, the city of Forez will notably find the Portuguese Manu Samoa and Os Lobos (The Wolves).

Matches to see in Saint-Etienne

– Italy-Namibia: Saturday, September 9 (1 p.m.) – Australia-Fiji: Sunday, September 17 (5.45 p.m.) – Argentina-Samoa: Friday, September 22 (5.45 p.m.) – Australia-Portugal: Sunday, October 1 (5.45 p.m.)

The World Cup in Lille

When it comes to the oval ball, the North is becoming a land of passion. If football remains of course the flagship sport in the region, Lille, with for example the late LMR, and now the OMR (Marcq-en-Barœul, Nationale 2), falls in love with rugby. For the 2023 World Cup in France, the city of Flanders will host no less than five meetings, with two leading world nations, and island outsiders who will have long teeth.

Matches to see in Lille

– England-Chile: Saturday, September 23 (5.45 p.m.) – Scotland-Romania: Saturday, September 30 (9 p.m.) – England-Samoa: Saturday, October 7 (5.45 p.m.) – Tonga-Romania: Sunday, October 8 (5.45 p.m.)

The World Cup in Lyon

The city of Lyon has also been designated to host five matches of this 2023 World Cup. OL Stadium, the usual home of Olympique Lyonnais, will host its first match on September 24 with the clash of Pool C between Australia and the country. of Wales. The Rhone enclosure will be above all the theater of pool A, that of France with four meetings on the program which will see the All Blacks pass in particular but also the Squadra Azzurra twice.

Matches to see in Lyon

– Uruguay-Namibia: Wednesday, September 27 (5.45 p.m.) – New Zealand-Italy: Friday, September 29 (9 p.m.) – New Zealand-Uruguay: Thursday, October 5 (9 p.m.) – France-Italy: Friday, October 6 (9 p.m.)

The World Cup in Nice

“Issa Nissa”! The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region will participate in the celebration. With Marseille, Nice has been designated to host four matches of this 2023 Rugby World Cup. Usual home of OGC Nice, the Aiglons will give way to Wales, England, or Scotland, among others, for the duration of the competition.

Matches to see in Nice

– Wales-Portugal: Saturday, September 16 (5.45 p.m.) – England-Japan: Sunday, September 17 (9 p.m.) – Italy-Uruguay: Wednesday, September 20 (5.45 p.m.) – Scotland-Tonga: Sunday, September 24 (5.45 p.m.)

Everything you need to know about the 2023 World Cup in Nice

The World Cup in Bordeaux

Like eight other host cities, Bordeaux has been designated to host several matches of this 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The usual lair of the Girondins de Bordeaux, the Matmut Atlantique renamed Stade de Bordeaux for the occasion, will host five posters of the group stage. With Ireland, Romania, Wales, Fiji, Samoa, Chile, South Africa, and Georgia on the program, the city of Gironde should witness a real melting pot during the competition.

The matches to see in Bordeaux

– Wales-Fiji: Sunday, September 10 (9 p.m.) – Samoa-Chile: Saturday, September 16 (3 p.m.) – South Africa-Romania: Sunday, September 17 (3 p.m.) – Fiji-Georgia: Saturday, September 30 (5.45 p.m.)


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