RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023 FRANCE
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Rugby World Cup 2023 is just around the corner and we are already excited!
We are looking at doing things a little differently. Our travel between Host Cities will not be the norm - fancy travelling by boat or hiring a classic 2cv?
Our hotel choices will stay clear of chain hotels in favour of boutique and charming places to rest your weary head. AND we will have some fantastic things to do between matches too - Electric boat trips, Segway tours, sand yachting, try your hand a polo and much more!
Browse our site to find all the information that you need and contact us to register!
ABOUT RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023
200th Anniversary Of The Invention Of Rugby
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 28 October.
The final will take place at the Stade de France. Originally, the tournament was scheduled to last the typical 6 weeks, however, on 23 February 2021 World Rugby announced an additional week to the tournament to accommodate the additional rest day requirement for player-welfare. This means that teams will have a minimum of five rest days for all matches, optimising recovery and preparation for the tournament.
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.
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.