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Rugby World Cup 2023

From 08/09/2023 to 28/10/2023
From 8 September to 28 October 2023, France will be hosting the Rugby World Cup 2023 and invites you to come along and experience it at first hand! Follow this historic event to find out who will replace the reigning champions South Africa!

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The Rugby World Cup has been played every 4 years since 1987 and is the Holy Grail of international rugby. In 2023, France will host the 10th event. In front of over 80,000 spectators and in with the whole world looking on, 600 players representing 20 teams from around the globe will battle it out for the William Webb Ellis Trophy awarded to the winning country.
In the Paris Region, the Stade de France will be hosting its second Rugby World Cup, after the 2007 event which saw South Africa win the WEBB ELLIS Trophy in a match against England. This 10th edition of the Rugby World Cup will be officially launched on 8 September 2023 with France’s opening match against New Zealand played on the Stade de France’s legendary pitch.

Out of 48 World Cup matches, the Stade de France will host 10 matches in a frenzied and exciting atmosphere:
- Friday 8 September at 9pm: Opening match - France v New Zealand
- Saturday 9 September at 6pm: Group match - Australia v Georgia
- Saturday 23 September at 9pm: Group match - South Africa v Ireland
- Saturday 7 October at 9pm: group match - Ireland v Scotland
- Saturday 14 October at 9pm: Quarter-final 2 (Winner of Group B v Runner up of Group A)
- Sunday 15 October at 9pm: Quarter-final 4 (Winner of Group A v Runner up of Group B)
- Friday 20 October at 9pm: Semi-final 1 (Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF2)
- Saturday 21 October at 9pm: Semi-final 1 (Winner of QF3 v Winner of QF4)
- Friday 27 October at 9pm: Final - SF1 finalist v SF2 finalist
- Saturday 28 October at 9pm: Final (Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2)

This legendary stadium is the venue for the biggest international sporting competitions and many of you will be coming along to support your team. To date, in addition to being the largest, this is the only stadium in France to have hosted a Football World Cup, two Rugby World Cups and a World Athletics Championship. And in 2024, it’ll be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

From 8 September to 28 October 2023, get ready to experience a unique and unforgettable moment! For lovers of the oval ball or simply lovers of sport in general, the suspense is palpable. Who will scoop the Webb Ellis Trophy in 2023?

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From 08/09 to 28/10/2023, daily.



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Stade de France
93200 Saint-Denis

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