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Rugby World Cup 2023: Fixtures, Schedules And Kick-Off Times For South Africa In France

In a thrilling convergence of history and sport, the eagerly awaited Rugby World Cup 2023 is set to unfold in France. The Sandton Times has compiled the Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures, schedules and kick-off times for South Africa and the other teams competing in France.

 

  • Commencing on the 8 September 2023 and culminating on 28 October 2023, this monumental event promises to deliver an exhilarating display of athleticism, camaraderie, and unbridled excitement.
  • With matches spanning 9 distinct venues across 10 vibrant host cities, this edition of the Rugby World Cup is poised to captivate audiences worldwide.
  • Make sure to bookmark this page for all the Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures, schedules and kick-off times for South Africa and the other teams competing in France.
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France’s role as the host of the 10th Men’s Rugby World Cup is no mere coincidence. A testament to its rich rugby heritage, this marks the second time the nation has embraced this prestigious responsibility since its unforgettable stint in 2007. The echoes of the past will undoubtedly add a layer of nostalgia and inspiration as teams from across the globe battle it out on the hallowed grounds of French rugby.

 

The timing of the Rugby World Cup 2023 holds a special significance, resonating with the celebration of two centuries since the game of rugby football took its fledgling steps into existence. It was in 1823 that a spirited pupil at Rugby School, William Webb Ellis, exhibited an audacious disregard for conventional rules. His decision to catch the ball and embark on a daring run laid the groundwork for a sport that would capture hearts and minds worldwide. As the rugby community gathers to commemorate this landmark moment, the tournament becomes not just a sporting spectacle, but a tribute to the innovation and indomitable spirit that birthed the game.

 

The rugby world is set to witness the convergence of sporting excellence and historical tribute as 20 formidable teams take to the field. 12 teams have secured their positions through their outstanding performance in the previous edition of the tournament, held in Japan in 2019. These stalwarts of the sport have demonstrated their mettle by clinching a top-three finish in their respective pools. The remaining 8 teams embarked on a fierce journey through a global qualification process, embodying the diverse and universal appeal of rugby.

 

A whirlwind of sporting fervor and national pride awaits as a total of 48 matches are slated to unfold over the course of 51 captivating days. The tournament’s format is designed to keep fans on the edge of their seats, with each match holding the potential to rewrite the script of the competition. From the first thunderous clash to the climactic finale, the Rugby World Cup 2023 promises to be a roller-coaster of emotions, as underdogs rise, giants falter, and legends are born.

 

The rugby fraternity is in for an unparalleled treat as they traverse the picturesque landscapes of France, encountering a diverse array of host cities. From the historic charm of Paris to the sun-soaked beauty of Marseille, each city will infuse its unique character into the tapestry of the tournament. This melding of sport and culture, tradition and innovation, ensures that the Rugby World Cup 2023 is not just an athletic event but a holistic experience that will leave an indelible mark on players and spectators alike.

 

As the countdown to kick-off approaches its crescendo, anticipation reaches a fever pitch. Rugby enthusiasts, sports aficionados, and curious onlookers are united in their excitement, eagerly awaiting the commencement of a sporting spectacle that transcends boundaries and celebrates the very essence of competition and camaraderie.

 

The Rugby World Cup 2023 is not merely a tournament; it is a living testament to the enduring legacy of rugby, a showcase of talent, and a beacon of unity in a world that is often divided. Below are the Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures, schedules and kick-off times for South Africa and the other teams competing in France!

 

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Sunday 10 September 2023
South Africa v Scotland [Game Time 17:45]
Pool B Stade de Marseille, Marseille

 

Sunday 17 September 2023
South Africa v Romania [Game Time 15:00]
Pool B Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

 

Saturday 23 September 2023
South Africa v Ireland [Game Time 21:00]
Pool B Stade de France, Saint-Denis

 

Sunday 1 October 2023
South Africa v Tonga [Game Time 21:00]
Pool B Stade de Marseille, Marseille

 

 

All Rugby World Cup 2023 Official Match Fixtures for the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France:

 

Friday, 8 September 2023
France v New Zealand [Game Time 21:15]
Pool A Stade de France, Saint-Denis

 

Saturday, 9 September 2023
Italy v Namibia [Game Time 13:00]
Pool A Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne

 

Ireland v Romania [Game Time 15:30]
Pool B Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

 

Australia v Georgia [Game Time 18:00]
Pool C Stade de France, Saint-Denis

 

England v Argentina [Game Time 21:00]
Pool D Stade de Marseille, Marseille

 

Sunday 10 September 2023
Japan v Chile [Game Time 13:00]
Pool D Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse

 

South Africa v Scotland [Game Time 17:45]
Pool B Stade de Marseille, Marseille

 

Wales v Fiji [Game Time 21:00]
Pool C Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

 

Thursday, 14 September 2023
France v Uruguay [Game Time 21:00]
Pool A Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

 

Friday 15 September 2023
New Zealand v Namibia [Game Time 21:00]
Pool A Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse

 

Saturday 16 September 2023
Samoa v Chile [Game Time 15:00]
Pool D Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

 

Wales v Portugal [Game Time 17:45]
Pool C Stade de Nice, Nice

 

Ireland v Tonga [Game Time 21:00]
Pool B Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes

 

Sunday 17 September 2023
South Africa v Romania [Game Time 15:00]
Pool B Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

 

Australia v Fiji [Game Time 17:45]
Pool C Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne

 

England v Japan [Game Time 21:00]
Pool D Stade de Nice, Nice

 

Wednesday 20 September 2023
Italy v Uruguay [Game Time 17:45]
Pool A Stade de Nice, Nice

 

Thursday 21 September 2023
France v Namibia [Game Time 21:00]
Pool A Stade de Marseille, Marseille

 

Friday 22 September 2023
Argentina v Samoa [Game Time 17:45]
Pool D Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne

 

Saturday 23 September 2023
Georgia v Portugal [Game Time 14:00]
Pool C Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse

 

England v Chile [Game Time 17:45]
Pool D Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

 

South Africa v Ireland [Game Time 21:00]
Pool B Stade de France, Saint-Denis

 

Sunday 24 September 2023
Scotland v Tonga [Game Time 17:45]
Pool B Stade de Nice, Nice

 

Wales v Australia [Game Time 21:00]
Pool C OL Stadium, Lyon

 

Wednesday 27 September 2023
Uruguay v Namibia [Game Time 17:45]
Pool A OL Stadium, Lyon

 

Thursday 28 September 2023
Japan v Samoa [Game Time 21:00]
Pool D Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse

 

Friday 29 September 2023
New Zealand v Italy [Game Time 21:00]
Pool A OL Stadium, Lyon

 

Saturday 30 September 2023
Argentina v Chile [Game Time 15:00]
Pool D Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes

 

Fiji v Georgia [Game Time 17:45]
Pool C Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

 

Scotland v Romania [Game Time 21:00]
Pool B Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

 

Sunday 1 October 2023
Australia v Portugal [Game Time 17:45]
Pool C Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne

 

South Africa v Tonga [Game Time 21:00]
Pool B Stade de Marseille, Marseille

 

Thursday 5 October 2023
New Zealand v Uruguay [Game Time 21:00]
Pool A OL Stadium, Lyon

 

Friday 6 October 2023
France v Italy [Game Time 21:00]
Pool A OL Stadium, Lyon

 

Saturday 7 October 2023
Wales v Georgia [Game Time 15:00]
Pool C Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes

 

England v Samoa [Game Time 17:45]
Pool D Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

 

Ireland v Scotland [Game Time 21:00]
Pool B Stade de France, Saint-Denis

 

Sunday 8 October 2023
Japan v Argentina [Game Time 13:00]
Pool D Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes

 

Tonga v Romania [Game Time 17:45]
Pool B Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

 

Fiji v Portugal [Game Time 21:00]
Pool C Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse

 

In the heart of France, on the cusp of a new era, the stage is set for the Rugby World Cup 2023 to capture the imagination of millions and etch itself into the tablet of sporting history.

 

As teams gather, fans cheer, and the world watches, one thing is abundantly clear: for these exhilarating weeks, the spirit of rugby will reign supreme, reminding us all that from the audacious actions of a single individual in 1823, a global phenomenon was born, and its journey continues to unfold with unparalleled grandeur.

 

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