Rugby World Cup 2023: Everything you need to know – tickets, fixtures and more!

August 18, 2023

As the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 continues, the excitement is growing around this special event. France has been chosen as the host country meaning this sporting spectacle is happening just across the Channel! With DFDS you can reach France in as little as 100 minutes, meaning that now is your chance to book a trip that’s sure to be remembered. Whether you want to soak up the atmosphere in the host cities like Lille and Paris, or you’ve been lucky enough to secure your Rugby World Cup 2023 tickets, read on to find out everything you need to know about the fixtures, groups, dates and celebrations. Plus, be in with a chance of winning a free ferry crossing to France! 

When is the Rugby World Cup 2023? 

The Rugby World Cup 2023 will be held in various locations across France from 8th September to 28th October 2023. The matches are evenly spread out throughout this period and offer plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere whatever your schedule.  

Where are the Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures being held? 

The Matches will be held in seven different stadiums across France over the course of this 7-week period: 

  • Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Paris  
  • Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse 
  • Stade de Marseille, Marseille  
  • Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux  
  • Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne 
  • Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille 
  • Stade de Nice, Nice 
  • Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes 
  • OL Stadium, Lyon

What dates are the Rugby World Cup 2023? 

The Rugby World Cup 2023 kicks off with a huge clash between France and the All Blacks on 8th September. The following weeks will see matches taking place in various cities across France, culminating in the final on 28th October. This is going to be one of the most exciting and historic sporting events ever so get your tickets and join us for some unforgettable moments! 

What are the Rugby World Cup 2023 groups? 

The Rugby World Cup 2023 will feature 20 teams divided into four pools of five. 

  • Pool A: New Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay and Namibia
  • Pool B: South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga and Romania 
  • Pool C: Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia and Portugal 
  • Pool D: England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa and Chile 

How much is it to France by Ferry? 

DFDS offers great value crossings from England to France, with tickets starting from less than £70 one way. So why not hop onboard and get ready for the Rugby World Cup 2023? With crossings every day of the week and at all times of day, you can arrange the perfect schedule to suit your needs – just choose a route and book online today!

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How to win a FREE return ferry crossing to France? 

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What’s the best DFDS Ferry to France route to see the Rugby World Cup 2023? 

The best route for you depends on where you’re starting from, but DFDS offers a number of different options to suit everyone. If you’re looking for the most direct route, try our Dover-France crossings; arrive in Calais or Dunkirk in as little as 100 minutes and with its great value fares and frequent departures it’s the perfect choice for getting to France in a hurry. Alternatively, take our Newhaven-Dieppe route and arrive in the heart of Normandy in just a few hours, enjoying a delicious bite to eat and a refreshing drink onboard your crossing. Whatever your needs, DFDS has the right ferry route for you!  

So why not make the most of the Rugby World Cup 2023 and join us onboard for a journey that’s sure to be remembered. With great values fares, regular departures and top-notch onboard facilities, DFDS has everything you need for a stress-free trip across the Channel! Book your ferry tickets today and get ready to witness one of the most exciting sporting events ever! 

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