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2023 Rugby World Cup

The 10th Rugby World Cup was held in France. from Friday 8 Sep 2023 to Saturday 28 Oct 2023.

The opening match was contested between the hosts and New Zealand on 8 September at the Stade de France, the final also held at the same stadium. In the final, played on October 28, South Africa defeated New Zealand 12 to 11.

Host Selection

The selection of France as hosts was a surprise announcement, after an independent evaluation had recommended South Africa be nominated as hosts. France have previously hosted the event in 1991 and 2007, though this will be the first time that the event will be hosted entirely in France.



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Rugby World Cup Extra

The next men's Rugby World Cup will be played in France in 2023. See the list of winners, and more firsts and other trivia, and also information about each country at the World Cup. There is also a Women's World Cup.

Major Events Extra

The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

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