World Rugby and therefore the France 2023 Organising Committee have announced a long-awaited schedule for the Rugby World Cup 2023. A tournament with players and fans at its heart that will cover the entire. The Rugby fans can buy New Zealand Rugby World Cup tickets from eticketing at discount prices.

France to face New Zealand in Blockbuster RWC 2023 opening match
France to face New Zealand in Blockbuster RWC 2023 opening match
  • Massive opening match to kick off 10th Rugby World Cup
  • The opening match of RWC 2023 and the final will be held at the Stade de France
  • The long pool stage and doubleheader weekends are the ideal phases for exciting matches
  • The tournament is open to the whole of France via nine host cities
  • France wants to host a special and sustainable Rugby World Cup
  • Details of ticket sales will be announced on March 4
  • RWC France 2023 celebrates 200 years of rugby

The extended eight-week festival couldn’t have started any better. When hosts France and three-time champion. New Zealand kicked off a classy start to the sport’s 200th anniversary on September 8, 2023.


The Rugby World Cup 2023 will indeed be a national tournament involving the whole of France. Each host city will host at least four matches. And welcome at least one RWC 2019 quarter-finalist, reinforcing its commitment to uniting the whole country through rugby fever.

In line with the mission to form the tournament the foremost accessible Rugby World Cup yet. And attract a replacement audience in France. 80 per cent of the population will live within two hours of the match venue. As the draw raises the prospect of exciting matches. The extended pool stage will facilitate the best experience for both teams. And fans with big matches concentrated from Wednesday to Sunday. While for the first time it will be clear Monday and Tuesday, allowing teams. And fans to catch their breath and reflect on the action.

The 2019 RWC finalists England begin their Pool D campaign against Argentina on the first Saturday. While reigning champion South Africa will begin their title defence against Scotland the next day. And offering fans two world-class matches in one place on an epic late September weekend in the south of France. The RWC fans can buy England Vs Argentina tickets from our website.

The simplified nine host cities will host the top 20 teams in the world. The top two from each pool advanced to the quarter-finals. In typical style, the pool scene ends with an epic weekend of matches. Against Six Nations rivals Scotland and Ireland against each other in Saint-Denis and favourites Japan in Nantes, Argentina. Fans can buy Rugby World Cup Tickets from us.

France to face New Zealand in Blockbuster RWC 2023 opening match


The innovative match plan was developed by World Rugby. And the France 2023 Organising Committee in collaboration with international rugby players, hosts cities. And broadcasters have the experience of the team and the fans at its heart. France 2023, building on the record economic impact of RWC 2019 in Japan, will be the strictest. And most honest Rugby World Cup Japan ever and will have a tangible impact on society and rugby.

Rugby World Cup Chairman statement

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “The announcement of the match plan may be a moment. When the tournament is actually alive for fans around the world. And is an exciting milestone heading into the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. It’s been developed with teams and fans at the bottom. And that we are confident it’ll provide the simplest possible platform for an exciting, historic. And really special Rugby World Cup within the sport’s 200th year. I would like to thank our friends from the Organisation Committee of France 2023. For their efforts to create the fairest and fairest RWC match plan ever. I know I speak for fans all over the world when I say that 2023 can’t come soon enough!”

World Rugby Vice-president Bernard Laporte added: “The announcement of the match schedule is a great moment for all parties involved in the 2023 Rugby World Cup. It has everything: the top 20 teams in the world, 48 matches and 51 days of celebration. Designed with players and fans at heart, this match plan will surprise all rugby fans around the world. We gave each host city a chance to shine with exciting facilities taking place all over France. We look forward to 2023!”

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Claude Atcher, CEO of France 2023, added: “The Organisation Committee of France 2023 is very proud of the competition programme presented today with world rugby. Increasing financial investment to improve player well being is irrelevant in the history of major sporting events. This new competition schedule format also provides a fairer platform for all participating teams.

France to face New Zealand in Blockbuster RWC 2023 opening match

We are also very pleased that each of our nine host cities. And regions will receive at least a quarter-finalist from RWC 2019. This means a tournament and everything. It has to supply is going to be accessible to the widest possible audience across the country. With that in mind, we believe this matching plan could deliver the most competitive and entertaining Rugby World Cup ever.”

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