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It's officially one year to go until the men's Rugby World Cup 2023

By Tom Parker

There is officially now just one year to go until the start of the men’s 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. RugbyPass will cover every moment of the tournament with breaking news, behind-the-scenes access, and reaction from fans and players alike. The excitement for the tournament is growing day by day, with the top teams in world rugby more competitive than ever.


The opening match of the tournament will take place on Friday, September 8, at Stade de France when Les Bleus host the All Blacks. It is sure to be one of the most exciting opening games to a World Cup, with many seeing the French as favourites to win the competition.

Scheduled to take place across nine venues from September 8 to October 28, the World Cup looks set to be the highlight of 2023’s global sporting calendar. From Lille to Marseille, we will be right across every phase of play. You will find all the latest news, results and statistics right here.

Discover every try, tackle and conversion from World Cup 2023 with RugbyPass, your resident rugby gurus. RugbyPass will have teams on the ground before and after games, giving you – the fans – full reaction to the biggest moments in the competition.

At the tenth edition of the Rugby World Cup, the mighty Springboks will aim to retain their crown. They are the current holders of the Webb Ellis Cup after they defeated England in the 2019 final in Yokohama. However, the All Blacks will be aiming for their fourth crown, and a resilient Les Bleus have a strong chance of capturing their first World Cup title on home soil.

Discover more about the teams competing for the World Cup with our handy team-by-team guides. Alternatively, learn more about the stars of 2023 with our player profiles. Then, after you have watched all the latest World Cup action, vote for your World Cup dream team.


Whether you are looking for Rugby World Cup news, views or statistics, you will find everything you need right here with RugbyPass.


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