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2023 Rugby World Cup

2023 Rugby World Cup
Coupe du monde de rugby à XV 2023
Rugby World Cup 2023 logo.svg
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 men's 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. It will be the second time France has hosted the Rugby World Cup, having previously hosted the 2007 event. It precedes the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris and will take place less than a year before the Olympic opening ceremony.

The defending champions are South Africa.

Qualifying

20 teams are set to compete. A total of 12 teams gained automatic qualification to the tournament after finishing in the top three of their pool at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, while France automatically qualify as host. The remaining eight spaces will be decided by regional competitions 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 as of 2 November 2019:

Qualified Teams
Region Team Qualification
method
Previous
apps
Previous best result World
Ranking
Africa  South Africa Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 7 Champions (1995, 2007, 2019) 1
Asia  Japan Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 9 Quarter-finals (2019) 9
Europe  England Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 9 Champions (2003) 3
 France Hosts 9 Runners-up (1987, 1999, 2011) 6
 Ireland Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 9 Quarter-finals (seven times) 4
 Italy Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 9 Pool stage 12
 Scotland Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 9 Fourth place (1991) 8
 Wales Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 9 Third place (1987) 7
Oceania  Australia Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 9 Champions (1991, 1999) 5
Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 8 Quarter-finals (1987, 2007) 11
Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 9 Champions (1987, 2011, 2015) 2
South America  Argentina Top 3 in 2019 RWC pool 9 Third place (2007) 10

Draw

The pool draw is due to take place on 14 December 2020, in Paris.[2] The draw returned to its traditional place of the year following the previous World Cup, after the end-of-year internationals.

The seeding system from previous Rugby World Cups will be retained with the 12 automatic qualifiers from 2019 being allocated to their respective bands based on their World Rugby Rankings on 1 January 2020:

  • Band 1: The four highest-ranked teams
  • Band 2: The next four highest-ranked teams
  • Band 3: The final four directly qualified teams

The remaining two bands were made up of the eight qualifying teams, with allocation to each band being based on the previous Rugby World Cup playing strength:

  • Band 4: - Oceania 1, Europe 1, Americas 1, Asia/Pacific 1
  • Band 5: - Africa 1, Europe 2, Americas 2, Final Qualifier Winner

This meant the 20 teams, qualified and qualifiers, were seeded thus (world ranking as of 1 January 2020):

Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 Band 5
  • Oceania 1
  • Europe 1
  • Americas 1
  • Asia/Pacific 1
  • Africa 1
  • Europe 2
  • Americas 2
  • Final Qualifier Winner

Hosting and venues

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.[3] On 17 March, twelve host cities were selected.[4] This list was later reduced to nine cities (excluding Paris, Montpellier and Lens):

Saint-Denis
(Paris)
Marseille Décines-Charpieu
(Lyon)
Villeneuve-d'Ascq
(Lille)
Stade de Franceab Stade Vélodromea 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-Guicharda Allianz Riviera Stade de la Beaujoirea Stadium Municipalab
Capacity: 41,965 Capacity: 35,624 Capacity: 35,322 Capacity: 33,150

a Stadium/site used in 2007 Rugby World Cup. b Stadium/site used in 1999 Rugby World Cup.

Broadcasting

See also

References

  1. ^ "Webb Ellis, William", Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  2. ^ rugbybworldcup.com. "Stage set for Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw - Rugby World Cup 2023 | rugbyworldcup.com". www.rugbyworldcup.com. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Rugby: France launch 2023 World Cup bid", Reuters, 9 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017
  4. ^ "#France2023 : Douze villes hôtes retenues" (in French). sport24.com. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Rugby World Cup 2019 and TF1 continue record broadcast partnership".
  6. ^ "ITV appointed UK rights holder for men's and women's Rugby World Cup events". rugbybworldcup.com. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "NBC Sports Group acquires exclusive U.S. media rights to Rugby World Cup". 22 May 2017.

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