World Cup Rugby Predictions 2023

We'll have daily Rugby World Cup predictions and betting tips throughout the duration of this year's tournament, which gets underway on 8th September 2023.

When Is The 2023 Rugby World Cup?

If you're looking for Rugby World Cup betting predictions, you really don't have long to wait. The 2023 tournament kicks off on September 8th, with hosts France tackling New Zealand in the curtain raiser.

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While the All Blacks are historically regarded as one of the best rugby teams around, the European nations will be quietly confident of springing a shock and France will be well supported.

South Africa are the defending champions, having justified a short price in Rugby World Cup odds when beating England in the final four years ago.


Which Teams Are Competing At The 2023 Rugby World Cup?

A total of 20 national teams will feature in Rugby World Cup predictions this year, with tournament hosts France and defending champions South Africa towards the head of the betting.

A full list of the 2023 Rugby World Cup qualified teams can be found below:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • England
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Samoa
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • Tonga
  • Uruguay
  • Wales

France are hosting the Rugby World Cup for the third time, having welcomed teams from around the globe in 1991 and 2007. Can Les Bleus lift the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time after losing their previous three World Cup finals?

Chile are making their Rugby World Cup debut while Portugal are appearing in the competition for just the second time, having featured 16 years ago at the 2007 tournament.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 Odds

At the time of writing, France are the 11/4 betting favourites to win this year's Rugby World Cup closely followed by New Zealand at 13/5.

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Ireland are next up at 4/1 while defending champions South Africa are fourth in the betting markets at 9/2 to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.

You can find all of our Rugby World Cup 2023 outright odds below:

  • France - 11/4
  • New Zealand - 13/5
  • Ireland - 4/1
  • South Africa - 9/2
  • England - 10/1
  • Australia - 10/1
  • Argentina - 28/1
  • Wales - 40/1
  • Scotland - 50/1
  • Bar - 200/1

2023 Rugby World Cup Stadiums

As previously mentioned, France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. There are nine host cities, each of which has a single stadium that will host World Cup matches this autumn.

The 2023 World Cup final will take place at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris and will take place on 28th October. You can find the full list of Rugby World Cup stadiums below:

  • Stade de France (80,698) - Saint-Denis

  • Stade Velodrome (67,394) - Marseille

  • Parc Olympique Lyonnais (59,186) - Lyon

  • Stade Pierre-Mauroy (50,186) - Lille

  • Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux (42,115) - Bordeaux

  • Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (41,965) - Saint-Étienne

  • Allianz Riviera (35,624) - Nice

  • Stade de la Beaujoire (35,322) - Nantes

  • Stadium Municipal (33,150) - Toulouse


Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures

POOL A – New Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia

  • Fri 8 Sept France v New Zealand (8.15pm, Stade de France, Paris)

  • Sat 9 Sept Italy v Namibia (noon, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

  • Thu 14 Sept France v Uruguay (8pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

  • Fri 15 Sept New Zealand v Namibia (8pm, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

  • Wed 20 Sept Italy v Uruguay (4.45pm, Stade de Nice, Nice)

  • Thu 21 Sept France v Namibia (8pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

  • Wed 27 Sept Uruguay v Namibia (4.45pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

  • Fri 29 Sept New Zealand v Italy (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

  • Thu 5 Oct New Zealand v Uruguay (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

  • Fri 6 Oct France v Italy (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

POOL B – South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Romania, Tonga

  • Sat 9 Sept Ireland v Romania (2.30pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

  • Sun 10 Sept South Africa v Scotland (4.45pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

  • Sat 16 Sept Ireland v Tonga (8pm, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

  • Sun 17 Sept South Africa v Romania (2pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

  • Sat 23 Sept South Africa v Ireland (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

  • Sun 24 Sept Scotland v Tonga (4.45pm, Stade de Nice, Nice)

  • Sat 30 Sept Scotland v Romania (8pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

  • Sun 1 Oct South Africa v Tonga (8pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

  • Sat 7 Oct Ireland v Scotland (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

  • Sun 8 Oct Tonga v Romania (4.45pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

POOL C – Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal

  • Sat 9 Sept Australia v Georgia (5pm, Stade de France, Paris)

  • Sun 10 Sept Wales v Fiji (8pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

  • Sat 16 Sept Wales v Portugal (4.45pm, Stade de Nice, Nice)

  • Sun 17 Sept Australia v Fiji (4.45pm, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

  • Sat 23 Sept Georgia v Portugal (1pm, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

  • Sun 24 Sept Wales v Australia (8pm, Parc OL, Lyon)

  • Sat 30 Sept Fiji v Georgia (4.45pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

  • Sun 1 Oct Australia v Portugal (4.45pm, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

  • Sat 7 Oct Wales v Georgia (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

  • Sun 8 Oct Fiji v Portugal (8pm, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

POOL D – England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile

  • Sat 9 Sept England v Argentina (8pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

  • Sun 10 Sept Japan v Chile (noon, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

  • Sat 16 Sept Samoa v Chile (2pm, Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux)

  • Sun 17 Sept England v Japan (8pm, Stade de Nice, Nice)

  • Fri 22 Sept Argentina v Samoa (4.45pm, Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

  • Sat 23 Sept England v Chile (4.45pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

  • Thu 28 Sept Japan v Samoa (8pm, Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse)

  • Sat 30 Sept Argentina v Chile (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

  • Sat 7 Oct England v Samoa (4.45pm, Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

  • Sun 8 Oct Japan v Argentina (noon, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes)

2023 Rugby World Cup Quarter-Finals

  • Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (4pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

  • Sat 14 Oct Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

  • Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (4pm, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille)

  • Sun 15 Oct Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

2023 Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals

  • Fri 20 Oct Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

  • Sat 21 Oct Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

2023 Rugby World Cup Third-Place Match

  • Fri 27 Oct Third-place Play-off (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

2023 Rugby World Cup Final

  • Sat 28 Oct World Cup Final (8pm, Stade de France, Paris)

Rugby World Cup 2019 Results

POOL A - Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa

  • Fri 20 Sep Japan 30-10 Russia

  • Sun 22 Sep Ireland 27-3 Scotland

  • Tue 24 Sep Russia 9-34 Samoa

  • Sat 28 Sep Japan 19-12 Ireland

  • Mon 30 Sep Scotland 34-0 Samoa

  • Thu 3 Oct Ireland 35-0 Russia

  • Sat 5 Oct Japan 38-19 Samoa

  • Wed 9 Oct Scotland 61-0 Russia 

  • Sat 12 Oct Ireland 47-5 Samoa 

  • Sun 13 Oct Japan 28-21 Scotland

POOL B - New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada

  • Sat 21 Sep New Zealand 23-13 South Africa

  • Sun 22 Sep Italy 47-22 Namibia 

  • Thu 26 Sept Italy 48-7 Canada

  • Sat 28 Sep South Africa 57-3 Namibia

  • Wed 2 Oct New Zealand 63-0 Canada

  • Fri 4 Oct South Africa 49-3 Italy 

  • Sun 6 Oct New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

  • Tue 8 Oct South Africa 66-7 Canada 

  • Sat 12 Oct New Zealand 0-0 Italy (Match cancelled)

  • Sun 13 Oct Namibia 0-0 Canada (Match cancelled)

POOL C - England, France, Argentina, USA, Tonga

  • Sat 21 Sep France 23-21 Argentina

  • Sun 22 Sep England 35-3 Tonga

  • Thu 26 Sep England 45-7 USA

  • Sat 28 Sep Argentina 28-12 Tonga

  • Wed 2 Oct France 33-9 USA

  • Sat 5 Oct England 39-10 Argentina

  • Sun 6 Oct France 23-21 Tonga

  • Wed 9 Oct Argentina 47-17 USA

  • Sat 12 Oct England 0-0 France (Match cancelled)

  • Sun 13 Oct USA 19-31 Tonga

POOL D - Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay

  • Sat 21 Sep Australia 39-21 Fiji

  • Mon 23 Sep Wales 43-14 Georgia 

  • Wed 25 Sep Fiji 27-30 Uruguay 

  • Sun 29 Sep Georgia 33-7 Uruguay 

  • Sun 29 Sep Australia 25-29 Wales 

  • Thu 3 Oct Georgia 10-45 Fiji 

  • Sat 5 Oct Australia 45-10 Uruguay 

  • Wed 9 Oct Wales 29-17 Fiji 

  • Fri 11 Oct Australia 27-8 Georgia 

  • Sun 13 Oct Wales 35-13 Uruguay 

Rugby World Cup 2019 Quarter-Finals

  • Sat 19 Oct England 40-16 Australia

  • Sat 19 Oct New Zealand 46-14 Ireland

  • Sun 20 Oct Wales 20-19 France 

  • Sun 20 Oct Japan 3-26 South Africa

Rugby World Cup 2019 Semi-Finals

  • Sat 26 Oct England 19-7 New Zealand

  • Sun 27 Oct Wales 16-19 South Africa

Rugby World Cup 2019 Third-Place Playoff

  • Fri 1 Nov New Zealand 40-17 Wales

Rugby World Cup 2019 Final

  • Sat 2 Nov England 12-32 South Africa

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