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Rugby: looking towards 2023

Rugby: looking towards 2023

Published on January 7, 2020
The Rugby World Cup in Japan concluded on 2 November 2019, with the crowning of South Africa as World champions. In 2023, all eyes will be on France as it hosts this major international sporting event.

The tenth Rugby World Cup will be held in France from 8 September to 21 October 2023. Over 45 days, 600 players from 20 teams will face off across 10 host cities. Over 2.5 million tickets will be issued for the 48 matches. More than 450,000 foreign fans are expected to travel to France for this global festival of rugby.

And there will be all the more reason to celebrate rugby in 2023, as that year will mark the 200th anniversary of the sport’s creation. It will be an opportunity to rediscover rugby’s founding spirit and to enable a new generation to emerge from its shared values.

The 2023 World Cup Organizing Committee wants rugby to make an impact off the pitch, through its values of self-sacrifice, teamwork and respect. Having the courage of our convictions, never giving up in the face of hardship and putting the team before the individual – that is why “We are rugby”.

The Rugby World Cup supports respecting the environment and social responsibility, as enshrined in its Charter of “15 eco-responsible commitments for sporting events” signed by the French Ministry of Sport, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the 2023 World Cup Organizing Committee.

The tournament’s 10 host cities will be:

  • Bordeaux
  • Lille
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Paris
  • Saint-Denis
  • Saint-Étienne
  • Toulouse)

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