next matches, full schedule and group standings

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is already shaping up to be the most enthralling, intriguing, entertaining tournament we have ever had – and there’s plenty more to come.

France and South Africa look the teams to beat after they defeated New Zealand and Scotland respectively with performances that made you sit up and take notice.

Wales also got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start, but only by the skin of their teeth, while 14-man England dug deep to outplay and out-think an error-strewn Argentina, thanks largely to the kicking prowess of George Ford. Ireland, meanwhile, enjoyed a walk in the park against Romania.

When are the next games?

After an initial flurry of games over the weekend, we have three days without any action. The next game, however, is France vs Uruguay at 8pm on Thursday, September 14, with New Zealand vs Namibia at the same time on Friday. The weekend then has six games. 

How do I watch the Rugby World Cup on TV?

ITV have the exclusive broadcast rights in the UK. The channel for each match is listed below (the vast majority are on ITV1). You can read our guide to the 12 best pundits and commentators working at the tournament. 

The radio commentary of every match will be available only on the BBC, across Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds service. The BBC says there will be a “bespoke output” in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

In the US, the tournament is being shown on NBC Sports. In South Africa the TV coverage is on SuperSport.

Rugby World Cup 2023 full fixtures and schedule

All matches on ITV1 unless specified

Pool matches

  • Friday, Sept 8France 27 New Zealand 13
  • Saturday, Sept 9 – Italy 52 Namibia 8
  • Saturday, Sept 9Ireland 82 Romania 8
  • Saturday, Sept 9Australia 35 Georgia 15
  • Saturday, Sept 9England 27 Argentina 10
  • Sunday, Sept 10Japan 42 Chile 12
  • Sunday, Sept 10South Africa 18 Scotland 3
  • Sunday, Sept 10Wales 32 Fiji 26
  • 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 – ITV 4
  • Saturday, Sept 16 – Wales v Portugal, Stade de Nice 4.45pm
  • Saturday, Sept 16 – Ireland v Tonga, Stade de la Beaujoire, 8pm
  • Sunday, Sept 17 – South Africa v Romania, Stade de Bordeaux, 2pm
  • Sunday, Sept 17 – Australia v Fiji, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 4.45pm
  • Sunday, Sept 17England v Japan, Stade de Nice, 8pm
  • Wednesday, Sept 20 – Italy v Uruguay, Stade de Nice, 4.45pm – ITV 4
  • Thursday, Sept 21 – France v Namibia, Stade de Marseille, 8pm – ITV 4
  • Friday, Sept 22 – Argentina v Samoa, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 4.45pm
  • Saturday, Sept 23 – Georgia v Portugal, Stadium de Toulouse, 1pm
  • Saturday, Sept 23England 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…

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