RUGBY fans rejoice as the World Cup makes its return later this year with another exciting tournament.
France are hosting and will be on of the favourites to win it all at home following their Six Nations success in March.
The Rugby World Cup 2023 will be held in France later this year[/caption]
England were defeated by South Africa in the final in 2019[/caption]
But the French have failed to win the World Cup on three previous occasions they reached the final.
England will be hoping for their first Rugby World Cup win since 2003, having failed in final attempts in 2007 and 2019.
But the ultimate favourites will be New Zealand, who are usually so imperious on the biggest stage of all.
One thing’s for sure, all 20 teams will be doing their utmost to make history in Paris on October 28.
When is the Rugby World Cup 2023?
- The Rugby World Cup will begin on Friday, September 8.
- The tournament will last around 7 weeks, with the final taking place on Saturday, October 28.
- Matches will be held in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Nice, Nantes and Toulouse.
Rugby World Cup pools
- 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
What TV channel will it be on?
- The Rugby World Cup 2023 will be shown live on ITV.
- You can live stream all of the action from the ITV X app, which is available for download onto your mobile and tablet device.
- You can stream it all for FREE, so long as you have a valid TV licence.
England fixture dates & kick-off times
- England vs Argentina (8pm BST, Marseille) – Saturday, Sept 9
- England vs Japan (8pm BST, Nice) – Sunday, Sept 17
- England vs Chile (4.45pm BST, Lille) – Saturday, Sept 23
- England vs Samoa (2.45pm BST, Lille) – Saturday, October 7
How can I get tickets?
To purchase tickets for the Rugby World Cup, head to the official website.
Tickers are not yet sold out, but they’re going fast and customers will experience virtual queues while waiting to purchase.