The Rugby World Cup is held every four years and is the pinnacle of the sport. The following gathering, scheduled for 2023, will take place in France.
This article discusses the tournament’s timeline, broadcast networks, live-streaming options, France’s pool, a forecast, the country’s Rugby World Cup history, and some closing remarks.
France Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023
France will compete in Pool A of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The inaugural match will take place on September 8, 2023, against the All Blacks. Then, on September 14, 2023, they’ll face Uruguay, followed by a match against Namibia on September 21.
Here is the France Rugby World Cup schedule in the local timetable:
|Friday, Sept. 8, 2023||21:15||France v New Zealand||Stade de France, Saint-Denis|
|Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023||21:00||France v Uruguay||Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille|
|Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023||21:00||France v Namibia||Stade Vélodrome, Marseille|
|Friday, Oct. 6, 2023||21:00||France v Italy||OL Stadium, Lyon|
Which channel will broadcast RWC 2023 in France?
TF1 Group in France has teamed up with France Télévisions and M6 groups, securing a sub-licensing deal to screen 28 games from the Rugby World Cup 2023, set to take place from September 8th to October 28th in France.
The best part? Every tournament match will be available for French viewers to enjoy at no cost.
As the official broadcaster, TF1 has bagged all the major fixtures, including the inaugural match featuring France against New Zealand. Their lineup includes 20 matches, three of which are pool matches with France and two quarter-finals (one featuring France if they make the cut), both semi-finals, the Bronze Final, and of course, the Final.
Meanwhile, the France TV group is all set to broadcast 10 matches, including the France-Namibia game, while the M6 group is responsible for airing the remaining 18 games. The excitement is real, France. Get ready to cheer!
How to Live Stream RWC 2023 Games in France?
You can watch a live stream of all 48 matches in the Rugby World Cup 2023 free of cost. To do so, you need to create a free account on the official websites of TF1, France TV, and Métropole Television (M6), then use their live stream or ‘en direct’ menu.
For live streaming on TF1, you need a MYTF1 account, which is free to create. To access France’s national broadcaster, France TV, via live stream, you must also create an account on their official website. In addition, to live stream M6, you need to access 6play, which is completely free to join.
For mobile phone users, it will be necessary to install their respective apps to enjoy the games on the go.
Rugby World Cup 2023 France Pool & Preview:
New Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay and Namibia comprise Pool A. The squad’s goal is to win their group and advance to the further stages of the competition. France will strive to get to the quarterfinals, although New Zealand is the heavy favourite to win the group.
France RWC 2023 Prediction
France boasts a talented team with some world-class players who will be eager to impress the home crowd. They hope to finish first in their group and do well in the elimination stages. They stand a decent chance of winning if they perform to the best of their abilities.
Did France Host the Rugby World Cup?
France has hosted the Rugby World Cup twice previously. The first time it was hosted in the country was back in 1991, and returned in 2007. The 2007 gathering was very well received.
The last match between England and South Africa had a record-breaking audience of nearly 80,000 people, and France advanced to the semi-finals.
Additionally, France is set to host the tournament again in 2023 as a main host. This will mark the second time France has been the main host of the Rugby World Cup.
France Rugby World Cup History
When it comes to the Rugby World Cup, France has a rich history. They have reached the championship game three times. They have reached the championship game on three occasions (1987, 1999, and 2011) without ever claiming victory.
In 2023, when the competition is hosted by France, the country’s best players will attempt to create history by claiming victory.
The Rugby World Cup in 2023 promises to be a thrilling showcase for the sport. They will do their best to take advantage of being in France, which is a fantastic host country.
Those who can’t tune in to the event on television may get live streams of the games online at no cost thanks to TF1 and France TV’s extensive coverage.
France has a strong squad and hopes to create a historic victory at home.