2023 Rugby World Cup and WXV Tournament: A Rugby Autumn Like Never Before

Get ready for an action-packed few months of rugby as we gear up for the much-anticipated 2023 Rugby World Cup (Men’s) and the historic inaugural WXV Tournament (Women’s). First on the roster is the men’s Rugby World Cup, with the opening match set to kick off in France on September 8. The tournament will feature an intense journey through pool play, quarterfinals, semifinals, culminating in the Championship on October 28. A total of 20 formidable teams will vie for the coveted Webb Ellis Cup, with reigning champions South Africa defending their title.

Take advantage of our exclusive limited-time offer for watching the RWC in the USA! Enjoy access to all matches on Peacock Premium for just $4.99 per month. If you need to watch using a VPN, we recommend NordVPN for a seamless streaming experience.

But that’s not all – the WXV is set to revolutionize women’s rugby, and it’s happening just before the halfway point of the RWC. The excitement begins with the opening match on October 20 between England and Australia at Sky Stadium, NZL.

Canada, England, France, and New Zealand have already secured their spots for Rugby World Cup 2025 after their impressive performances in RWC 2021. The remaining positions will be determined through World Rugby’s groundbreaking women’s international 15s tournament, WXV.

This three-level tournament, commencing this October, will witness 27 thrilling fixtures hosted across three countries, showcasing the best women’s rugby talent from around the world.

You can catch all WXV matches on RugbyPass TV. We’ll provide additional broadcast details for WXV 1, WXV 2, and WXV 3 as soon as they’re available. If you expect to require a VPN for access, we recommend NordVPN to ensure a smooth streaming experience in the meantime.

Here’s a quick rundown of the key dates for the 2023 Rugby World Cup:

  • September 8: Opening showdown between France and New Zealand
  • September 9 to October 7: Thrilling pool play continues
  • October 3: Quarter-finals
  • October 10: Intense semi-finals
  • October 28: Epic Final

To see all of the fixtures for the RWC, go here.

Additionally, here are important dates for the WXV Tournament:

  • October 13: The WXV action begins with matches featuring Italy vs. Japan and Fiji vs. Colombia (WXV 2 & 3)
  • October 20: Witness the excitement of the WXV 1 opening match between England and Australia
  • October 28: The climactic showdowns of WXV 2 & 3, featuring USA vs. Italy and Ireland vs. Spain
  • November 4: Don’t miss the last match of WXV 1, where England faces off against New Zealand

See all of the WXV fixtures here.

Join us as we embark on this exhilarating journey of rugby excellence, encompassing both the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the WXV Tournament. It’s an Autumn that promises unforgettable moments on the rugby field!

A Lighthearted Moment from Our Website

At YSC, we proudly focus on women’s rugby, but we also embrace the wider rugby world with open arms. Our male readers have playfully teased us for covering the men’s Rugby World Cup. But we’re unapologetic about it! We have a deep love for rugby in all its forms, and we’re committed to delivering top-notch coverage of all the major rugby events, regardless of gender.

Once, a male reader commented, “I didn’t know you covered the men’s Rugby World Cup. I thought this was a women’s rugby website.” Our response was simple yet true: “We are indeed a women’s rugby website, but our passion for rugby knows no bounds. We believe it’s essential to cover every aspect of this incredible sport so that all our readers can stay informed.”

Our response brought a smile to the reader’s face, and he became a regular visitor to our website. We’re thrilled that we could demonstrate our dedication to comprehensive rugby coverage, irrespective of gender.

We’re equally excited about covering the WXV, which presents a golden opportunity to showcase the extraordinary talents of the world’s finest women’s rugby players. We invite you to join us in following this thrilling and groundbreaking competition.

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