10 things to know about the 2023 Rugby World Cup

  1. Host Country: The 2023 Rugby World Cup is being hosted by France.
  2. Stadiums: The matches are being played across nine stadiums in nine cities. The final will be held at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis (Paris). Some of the other notable stadiums include Stade de Marseille in Marseille, OL Stadium in Lyon, and Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille.
  3. Teams: A total of 20 teams are participating in the Rugby World Cup. These teams are split into four pools of five.
  4. Defending Champions: South Africa are the defending champions, having won the Rugby World Cup in 2019 by defeating England in the final.
  5. England’s Performance: England has already secured their quarter-final spot and will be facing Samoa in their final pool match. They have had victories against Argentina, Japan, and Chile.
  6. Broadcast: In the UK, ITV has the exclusive broadcast rights for the Rugby World Cup. The radio commentary for every match is available on the BBC, across Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra, and the BBC Sounds service.
  7. Upcoming Matches: Some of the upcoming matches include New Zealand vs. Uruguay, France vs. Italy, Wales vs. Georgia, and England vs. Samoa.
  8. Quarter-finals: The quarter-finals are scheduled to start on October 14, with matches like Winner of Pool C vs. Runner-up of Pool D and Winner of Pool B vs. Runner-up of Pool A.
  9. Semi-finals and Finals: The semi-finals are scheduled for October 20 and 21, while the bronze medal match will be on October 27. The grand final will be held on October 28 at the Stade de France.
  10. Notable Results: Some notable pool-stage results include France defeating New Zealand 27-13, Ireland beating Romania 82-8, and England winning against Argentina 27-10.






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