Rugby World Cup 2023: Fixtures, results and pools as England take on Argentina after France vs New Zealand opener | The Sun

THE Rugby World Cup is back on Friday with hosts France taking on New Zealand in a tasty opener.

Scott Robertson's side are eyeing a record-breaking fourth Webb Ellis Cup and the All Blacks are one of the tournament favourites heading into the competition.

England's preparations for the World Cup haven't gone to plan with a recent 30-22 defeat to Fiji the biggest shock.

It was the first time the Islanders had beaten Red Rose in eight meetings as Steve Borthwick's side currently sit eighth in the global rankings.

Despite struggling in their warm-up games, England will be eyeing up their first Ruby World Cup triumph since 2003.

Rugby World Cup 2023: fixtures and results

Pool matches


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  • Friday, Sept 8 – France v New Zealand, Stade de France, 8.15pm (BST)
  • Saturday, Sept 9 – Italy v Namibia, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 12.00pm
  • Saturday, Sept 9 – Ireland v Romania, Stade de Bordeaux, 2.30pm
  • Saturday, Sept 9 – Australia v Georgia, Stade de France, 5pm
  • Saturday, Sept 9 – England v Argentina, Stade de Marseille, 8pm
  • Sunday, Sept 10 – Japan v Chile, Stade de Toulouse, 12pm
  • Sunday, Sept 10 – South Africa v Scotland, Stade de Marseille, 4.45pm
  • Sunday, Sept 10 – Wales v Fiji, Stade de Bordeaux, 8pm
  • Thursday, Sept 14 – France v Uruguay, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 8pm
  • Friday, Sept 15 – New Zealand v Namibia, Stadium de Toulouse, 8pm
  • Saturday, Sept 16 – Samoa v Chile, Stade de Bordeaux, 2pm
  • Saturday, Sept 16 – Wales v Portugal, Stade de Nice 4.45pm
  • Saturday, Sept 16 – Ireland v Tonga, Stade de la Beaujoire8pm
  • Sunday, Sept 17 – South Africa v Romania, Stade de Bordeaux, 2pm
  • Sunday, Sept 17 – Australia v Fiji, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 4.45pm
  • Sunday, Sept 17 – England v Japan, Stade de Nice, 8pm
  • Wednesday, Sept 20 – Italy v Uruguay, Stade de Nice, 4.45pm
  • Thursday, Sept 21 – France v Namibia, Stade de Marseille, 8pm
  • Friday, Sept 22 – Argentina v Samoa, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 4.45pm
  • Saturday, Sept 23 – Georgia v Portugal, Stadium de Toulouse, 1pm
  • Saturday, Sept 23 – England v Chile, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 4.45pm
  • Saturday, Sept 23 – South Africa v Ireland, Stade de France, 8pm
  • Sunday, Sept 24 – Scotland v Tonga, Stade de Nice, 4.45pm
  • Sunday, Sept 24 – Wales v Australia, OL Stadium, 8pm
  • Wednesday, Sept 27 – Uruguay v Namibia, OL Stadium, 4.45pm
  • Thursday, Sept 28 – Japan v Samoa, Stade de Toulouse, 8pm
  • Friday, Sept 29 – New Zealand v Italy, OL Stadium, 8pm
  • Saturday, Sept 30 – Argentina v Chile, Stade de la Beaujoire, 2pm
  • Saturday, Sept 30 – Fiji v Georgia, Stade de Bordeaux, 4.45pm
  • Saturday, Sept 30 – Scotland v Romania, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 8pm
  • Sunday, Oct 1 – Australia v Portugal, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 4.45pm
  • Sunday, Oct 1 – South Africa v Tonga, Stade de Marseille, 8pm
  • Thursday, Oct 5 – New Zealand v Uruguay, OL Stadium, 8pm
  • Friday, Oct 6 – France v Italy, OL Stadium, 8pm
  • Saturday, Oct 7 – Wales v Georgia, Stade de la Beaujoire, 2pm
  • Saturday, Oct 7 – England v Samoa, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 4.45pm
  • Saturday, Oct 7 – Ireland v Scotland, Stade de France, 8pm
  • Sunday, Oct 8 – Japan v Argentina, Stade de la Beaujoire, 12pm
  • Sunday, Oct 8 – Tonga v Romania, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 4.45pm
  • Sunday, Oct 8 – Fiji v Portugal, Stade de Toulouse, 8pm


  • Saturday, Oct 14 – Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D, Stade de Marseille, 4pm
  • Saturday, Oct 14 – Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A, Stade de France, 8pm
  • Sunday, Oct 15 – Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C, Stade de Marseille, 4pm
  • Sunday, Oct 15 – Winner Pool 4 v Runner-up Pool B, Stade de France, 8pm


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  • Friday, Oct 20 – Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2, Stade de France, 8pm
  • Saturday, Oct 21 – Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4, Stade de France, 8pm

Bronze-medal match

  • Friday, Oct 27 – Runner-up SF 1 v Runner-up SF 2, Stade de France, 8pm


  • Saturday, Oct 28 – Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2, Stade de France, 8pm

What are the pools

Pool A
New Zealand

Pool B
South Africa

Pool C

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Pool D

What TV channel will it be on and can it be live streamed FREE?

  • 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.

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