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The Rugby World Cup started in some style on Friday 8th September with hosts France kicking off in style by beating pre-tournament favourites New Zealand 27-13.

In all, there will be 48 fixtures played across the tournament - including 40 in the group stages that run from Friday 8th September to Sunday 8th October.

The knockout stages begin on Saturday 14th October and conclude with the final a fortnight later.

Here are the dates, kick-off times and fixtures for all the games at this year's Rugby World Cup.

WhatRugby Union World Cup
WhenFriday 8th September - Saturday 28th October 2023
How to watchITV
OddsSouth Africa 3/1, France 10/3, Ireland 10/3, New Zealand 4/1, England 10/1

Pool stages

Friday 8th September

AFrance 27-13 New Zealand

Saturday 9th September

AItaly 52-8 Namibia
BIreland 82-8 Romania
CAustralia 35-15 Georgia
DEngland 27-10 Argentina

Sunday 10th September

DJapan 42-12 Chile
BSouth Africa 18-3 Scotland
CWales 32-26 Fiji

Thursday 14th September

AFrance 27-12 Uruguay

Friday 15th September

ANew Zealand 71-3 Namibia

Saturday 16th September

DSamoa 43-10 Chile
CWales 28-8 Portugal
BIreland 59-16 Tonga

Sunday 17th September

BSouth Africa 76-0 Romania
CAustralia 15-22 Fiji
DEngland 34-12 Japan

Wednesday 20th September

AItaly 38-17 Uruguay

Thursday 21st September

AFrance 96-0 Namibia

Friday 22nd September

DArgentina 19-10 Samoa

Saturday 23rd September

CGeorgia 18-18 Portugal
DEngland 71-0 Chile
BSouth Africa 8-13 Ireland

Sunday 24th September

BScotland 45-17 Tonga
CWales 40-6 Australia

Wednesday 27th September

PoolFixtureKick-off timeVenue
AUruguay v Namibia16:45Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Decines-Charpieu

Thursday 28th September

PoolFixtureKick-off timeVenue
DJapan v Samoa20:00Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse 

Friday 29th September

PoolFixtureKick-off timeVenue
ANew Zealand v Italy20:00Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Decines-Charpieu

Saturday 30th September

PoolFixtureKick-off timeVenue
DArgentina v Chile14:00Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
CFiji v Georgia16:45Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
BScotland v Romania20:00Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

Sunday 1st October

PoolFixtureKick-off timeVenue
CAustralia v Portugal16:45Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne
BSouth Africa v Tonga20:00Stade Velodrome, Marseille

Thursday 5th October

PoolFixtureKick-off timeVenue
ANew Zealand v Uruguay20:00Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Decines-Charpieu

Friday 6th October

PoolFixtureKick-off timeVenue
AFrance v Italy20:00Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Decines-Charpieu

Saturday 7th October

PoolFixtureKick-off timeVenue
CWales v Georgia14:00Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
DEngland v Samoa16:45Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
BIreland v Scotland20:00Stade France, Saint-Denis

Sunday 8th October

PoolFixtureKick-off timeVenue
DJapan v Argentina12:00Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
BTonga v Romania16:45Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
CFiji v Portugal20:00Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse 

Knockout stages


Saturday 14th October

FixtureKick-off timeVenue
Winner of Pool C v Runner-up of Pool D16:00Stade Velodrome, Marseille
Winner of Pool B v Runner-up of Pool A20:00Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Sunday 15th October

FixtureKick-off timeVenue
Winner of Pool D v Runner-up of Pool C16:00Stade Velodrome, Marseille
Winner of Pool A v Runner-up of Pool B20:00Stade de France, Saint-Denis


Friday 20th October

FixtureKick-off timeVenue
Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF220:00Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Saturday 21st October

FixtureKick-off timeVenue
Winner of QF3 v Winner of QF420:00Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Bronze final

Friday 27th October

FixtureKick-off timeVenue
Loser of SF1 v Loser of SF220:00Stade de France, Saint-Denis


Saturday 28th October

FixtureKick-off timeVenue
Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF220:00Stade de France, Saint-Denis

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