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The 2023 Rugby World Cup was held in France in nine different host cities.
South Africa claimed their second consecutive title with a thrilling 12-11 win over the All Blacks in the final.
Australia were drawn alongside Wales and Fiji for the third time in as many tournaments, while Pool A featured two of the favourites in hosts France and perennial contenders New Zealand. Italy were also cast into Pool A.
Defending champions South Africa were in Pool B with Ireland and Scotland, and England joined Argentina and Japan in Pool D.
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D|
|New Zealand||South Africa||Wales||England|
The top 12 sides automatically qualified for the 2023 World Cup as a result of finishing in the top three in their groups in the 2019 tournament. They were split into three bands based on their rankings as of January 1, 2020, to be distributed evenly across the pools in 2023:
Band 1: New Zealand, England, Australia and Ireland
Band 2: Scotland, France, South Africa and Wales
Band 3: Argentina, Japan, Fiji, Italy
The remaining eight teams were determined through a complex series of qualification matches, which saw Uruguay, Namibia, Tonga, Romania, Georgia, Portugal, Samoa and Chile make it through.
The fixtures for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been revealed.
Please note all times will be listed as AEST until the morning of Sunday, October 1 in Australia, when they will revert to AEDT.
|Pool||Date||Time||Team 1||Team 2||Venue|
|A||Sat Sep 9||5:15 AM||France||New Zealand||Stade de France, Paris|
|A||Sat Sep 9||9:00 PM||Italy||Namibia||Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne|
|B||Sat Sep 9||11:30 PM||Ireland||Romania||Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux|
|C||Sun Sep 10||2:00 AM||Australia||Georgia||Stade de France, Paris|
|D||Sun Sep 10||5:00 AM||England||Argentina||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille|
|D||Sun Sep 10||9:00 PM||Japan||Chile||Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse|
|B||Mon Sep 11||1:45 AM||South Africa||Scotland||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille|
|C||Mon Sep 11||5:00 AM||Wales||Fiji||Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux|
|A||Fri Sep 15||5:00 AM||France||Uruguay||Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille|
|A||Sat Sep 16||5:00 AM||New Zealand||Namibia||Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse|
|D||Sat Sep 16||11:00 PM||Samoa||Chile||Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux|
|C||Sun Sep 17||1:45 AM||Wales||Portugal||Stade de Nice, Nice|
|B||Sun Sep 17||5:00 AM||Ireland||Tonga||Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes|
|B||Sun Sep 17||11:00 PM||South Africa||Romania||Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux|
|C||Mon Sep 18||1:45 AM||Australia||Fiji||Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne|
|D||Mon Sep 18||5:00 AM||England||Japan||Stade de Nice, Nice|
|A||Thu Sep 21||1:45 AM||Italy||Uruguay||Stade de Nice, Nice|
|A||Fri Sep 22||5:00 AM||France||Namibia||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille|
|D||Sat Sep 23||1:45 AM||Argentina||Samoa||Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne|
|C||Sat Sep 23||10:00 PM||Georgia||Portugal||Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse|
|D||Sun Sep 24||1:45 AM||England||Chile||Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille|
|B||Sun Sep 24||5:00 AM||South Africa||Ireland||Stade de France, Paris|
|B||Mon Sep 25||1:45 AM||Scotland||Tonga||Stade de Nice, Nice|
|C||Mon Sep 25||5:00 AM||Wales||Australia||OL Stadium, Lyon|
|A||Thu Sep 28||1:45 AM||Uruguay||Namibia||OL Stadium, Lyon|
|D||Fri Sep 29||5:00 AM||Japan||Samoa||Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse|
|A||Sat Sep 30||5:00 AM||New Zealand||Italy||OL Stadium, Lyon|
|D||Sat Sep 30||11:00 PM||Argentina||Chile||Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes|
|C||Sun Oct 1||1:45 AM||Fiji||Georgia||Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux|
|B||Sun Oct 1||6:00 AM (AEDT)||Scotland||Romania||Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille|
|C||Mon Oct 2||2:45 AM||Australia||Portugal||Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne|
|B||Mon Oct 2||6:00 AM||South Africa||Tonga||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille|
|A||Fri Oct 6||6:00 AM||New Zealand||Uruguay||OL Stadium, Lyon|
|A||Sat Oct 7||6:00 AM||France||Italy||OL Stadium, Lyon|
|C||Sun Oct 8||12:00 AM||Wales||Georgia||Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes|
|D||Sun Oct 8||2:45 AM||England||Samoa||Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille|
|B||Sun Oct 8||6:00 AM||Ireland||Scotland||Stade de France, Paris|
|D||Sun Oct 8||10:00 PM||Japan||Argentina||Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes|
|B||Mon Oct 9||2:45 AM||Tonga||Romania||Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille|
|C||Mon Oct 9||6:00 AM||Fiji||Portugal||Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse|
The knockout format will be the same as in previous years, with pool winners facing runners-up in the quarter-finals and not able to face an opponent from their own group until the final.
|Sun Oct 15||2:00 AM||Quarter-Final 1: Wales vs Argentina||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille|
|Sun Oct 15||6:00 AM||Quarter-Final 2: Ireland vs New Zealand||Stade de France, Paris|
|Mon Oct 16||2:00 AM||Quarter-Final 3: England vs Argentina||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille|
|Mon Oct 16||6:00 AM||Quarter-Final 4: France vs South Africa||Stade de France, Paris|
|Sat Oct 21||6:00 AM||Semi-Final 1: Argentina vs New Zealand||Stade de France, Paris|
|Sun Oct 22||6:00 AM||Semi-Final 2: England vs South Africa||Stade de France, Paris|
|Sat Oct 28||6:00 AM||Bronze Final: Argentina vs England||Stade de France, Paris|
|Sun Oct 29||6:00 AM||Final: New Zealand vs South Africa||Stade de France, Paris|
The 2023 World Cup will be broadcast in Australia by the Nine Network, in conjunction with streaming partner Stan Sport.
However, only Wallabies matches will be shown on free-to-air and Nine’s official streaming platform 9Now, with the rest shown on Stan Sport behind a subscription paywall.
There are nine venues in France that will play host to World Cup matches in 2023, down from the 12 that were initially announced. Paris’s Stade de France is set to host both the tournament opener and the final.
The complete list of stadiums is as follows: