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
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.

Qualifying[edit]

Main article: 2023 Rugby World Cup Qualifying

20 teams are set to compete. 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 remaining seven or eight spaces will be decided by existing regional competitions (e.g. the Rugby Europe International Championships) followed by a few cross regional play-offs. The final spot will be decided by a repechage tournament in November 2022.

The below table shows the qualified teams:

Qualified Teams
Region Team Qualification
method
Previous
apps
Previous best result World
Ranking
1
Europe  France Hosts 9 Runners-up (1987, 1999, 2011)

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):

Saint-Denis

(Paris)

Marseille Décines-Charpieu

(Lyon)

Villeneuve-d'Ascq

(Lille)

Stade de France Stade Vélodrome Parc Olympique Lyonnais Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Capacity: 80,698 Capacity: 67,394 Capacity: 59,186 Capacity: 50,157
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Bordeaux
Matmut Atlantique
Capacity: 42,115
Saint-Étienne Nice Nantes Toulouse
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Allianz Riviera Stade de la Beaujoire Stadium Municipal
Capacity: 41,965 Capacity: 35,624 Capacity: 35,322 Capacity: 33,150

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. ^ "Rugby World Cup 2019 and TF1 continue record broadcast partnership".
  5. ^ rugbybworldcup.com. "ITV appointed UK rights holder for men's and women's Rugby World Cup events". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  6. ^ "NBC SPORTS GROUP ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE U.S. MEDIA RIGHTS TO RUGBY WORLD CUP". 22 May 2017.

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