2023 Rugby World Cup

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2023 Rugby World Cup
2023 Coupe du monde de rugby
2023 Rugby World Cup.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation France
Dates8 September – 21 October
No. of nations20
2019
2027

The 2023 Rugby World Cup, to be hosted by France, is scheduled to be the tenth Rugby World Cup, taking place in the year of the 200th anniversary of the 'invention' of the sport by William Webb Ellis from 8 September to 21 October.[1] The final will take place at the Stade de France.

Hosting and venues[edit]

The French Rugby Federation bid was chosen by World Rugby on 15 November 2017, ahead of bids by the South African Rugby Union and the Irish Rugby Football Union. France had launched its bid on 9 February 2017.[2] On 17 March, 12 host cities were selected.[3] This list was later reduced to 9 cities (excluding Paris, Montpellier and Lens):

Locations of the 9 stadia provisionally included in France's bid.
Stadium Location Capacity
Stade de France Paris 80,698
Stade Vélodrome Marseille 67,394
Parc Olympique Lyonnais Lyon 59,186
Stade Pierre-Mauroy Lille 50,157
Matmut Atlantique Bordeaux 42,115
Stade Geoffroy Guichard Saint-Étienne 41,965
Allianz Riviera Nice 35,624
Stade de la Beaujoire Nantes 35,322* or 40,000
Stadium de Toulouse Toulouse 33,150

Qualified teams[edit]

The Rugby World Cup may expand from its current 20 teams for the 2023 tournament.[4] A total of 12 teams will have gained automatic qualification to the tournament after finishing in the top three of their pool at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, while France automatically qualifies as host.

The below table shows the qualified teams with their World Rankings as of first tournament date (8 September 2023):

Qualified Teams
Region Team Qualification
method
Previous
appearances
Previous best result World
Ranking
Africa TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD Africa 1 TBD TBD
Americas North TBD Americas 1 TBD TBD
Asia TBD TBD TBD TBD
Europe  France Hosts 9 Runners-up (1987, 1999, 2011)
TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD Europe 1 TBD TBD
Oceania TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD Oceania 1 TBD TBD
TBD Oceania 2 TBD TBD
Sudamérica TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD Americas 2 TBD TBD
Any TBD Play-off winner TBD TBD
TBD Repechage TBD TBD

Broadcasting[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Webb Ellis, William"[permanent dead link], Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Rugby: France launch 2023 World Cup bid", Reuters, 9 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017
  3. ^ "#France2023 : Douze villes hôtes retenues" (in French). sport24.com. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ Wilson, B., " Rugby World Cup may expand in 2023, says governing body", bbc.com, 17 March 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  5. ^ rugbybworldcup.com. "ITV appointed UK rights holder for men's and women's Rugby World Cup events". Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  6. ^ "NBC SPORTS GROUP ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE U.S. MEDIA RIGHTS TO RUGBY WORLD CUP". 22 May 2017.

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