Rugby World Cup 2023: Fixtures, results and pools as England beat Argentina, Wales play Fiji, South Africa vs Scotland

THE Rugby World Cup is well underway, with the first and second rounds of games providing plenty of shock and excitement.

Holders South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland and hosts France are among the favourites – but don’t count out England, Scotland or Wales either.

South Africa overcame England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup finalPA

PAEngland’s Ollie Chessum runs at Argentina’s Juan Mallia during the Red Rose’s 27-10 win over the Pumas[/caption]

England overcame a horrendous preparation period for the World Cup as they put Argentina to the sword in their opening pool game with a 27-10 win as George Ford starred.

Ireland thumped sorry Romania 82-10, after the underdogs scored an early opening try.

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Rugby World Cup 2023: fixtures and results

Pool matches – Results

Friday, Sept 8 – France 27-13 New Zealand, Stade de France, 8.15pm (BST)Saturday, Sept 9 – Italy 52-8 Namibia, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 12.00pmSaturday, Sept 9 – Ireland 82-8 Romania, Stade de Bordeaux, 2.30pmSaturday, Sept 9 – Australia 35-15 Georgia, Stade de France, 5pmSaturday, Sept 9 – England 27-10 Argentina, Stade de Marseille, 8pmSunday, Sept 10 – Japan 42-12 Chile, Stade de Toulouse, 12pmSunday, Sept 10 – South Africa 18-3 Scotland, Stade de Marseille, 4.45pmSunday, Sept 10 – Wales 32-26 Fiji, Stade de Bordeaux, 8pmThursday, Sept 14 – France 27-12 Uruguay, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 8pmFriday, Sept 15 – New Zealand 71-3 Namibia, Stadium de Toulouse, 8pmSaturday, Sept 16 – Samoa 43-10 Chile, Stade de Bordeaux, 2pmSaturday, Sept 16 – Wales 28-8 Portugal, Stade de Nice 4.45pmSaturday, Sept 16 – Ireland 59-16 Tonga, Stade de la Beaujoire8pmSunday, Sept 17 – South Africa 76-0 Romania, Stade de Bordeaux, 2pmSunday, Sept 17 – Australia 15-22 Fiji, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 4.45pmSunday, Sept 17 – England 34-12 Japan, Stade de Nice, 8pm

Fixtures

Wednesday, Sept 20 – Italy v Uruguay, Stade de Nice, 4.45pm Thursday, Sept 21 – France v Namibia, Stade de Marseille, 8pmFriday, Sept 22 – Argentina v Samoa, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 4.45pmSaturday, Sept 23 – Georgia v Portugal, Stadium de Toulouse, 1pmSaturday, Sept 23 – England v Chile, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 4.45pmSaturday, Sept 23 – South Africa v Ireland, Stade de France, 8pmSunday, Sept 24 – Scotland v Tonga, Stade de Nice, 4.45pmSunday, Sept 24 – Wales v Australia, OL Stadium, 8pmWednesday, Sept 27 – Uruguay v Namibia, OL Stadium, 4.45pm Thursday, Sept 28 – Japan v Samoa, Stade de Toulouse, 8pm Friday, Sept 29 – New Zealand v Italy, OL Stadium, 8pmSaturday, Sept 30 – Argentina v Chile, Stade de la Beaujoire, 2pmSaturday, Sept 30 – Fiji v Georgia, Stade de Bordeaux, 4.45pmSaturday, Sept 30 – Scotland v Romania, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 8pmSunday, Oct 1 – Australia v Portugal, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 4.45pmSunday, Oct 1 – South Africa v Tonga, Stade de Marseille, 8pmThursday, Oct 5 – New Zealand v Uruguay, OL Stadium, 8pmFriday, Oct 6 – France v Italy, OL Stadium, 8pmSaturday, Oct 7 – Wales v Georgia, Stade de la Beaujoire, 2pmSaturday, Oct 7 – England v Samoa, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 4.45pmSaturday, Oct 7 – Ireland v Scotland, Stade de France, 8pmSunday, Oct 8 – Japan v Argentina, Stade de la Beaujoire, 12pmSunday, Oct 8 – Tonga v Romania, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, 4.45pm Sunday, Oct 8 – Fiji v Portugal, Stade de Toulouse, 8pm

Quarter-finals

Saturday, Oct 14 – Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D, Stade de Marseille, 4pmSaturday, Oct 14 – Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A, Stade de France, 8pmSunday, Oct 15 – Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C, Stade de Marseille, 4pmSunday, Oct 15 – Winner Pool 4 v Runner-up Pool B, Stade de France, 8pm

Semi-finals

Friday, Oct 20 – Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2, Stade de France, 8pmSaturday, Oct 21 – Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4, Stade de France, 8pm

Bronze-medal match

Friday, Oct 27 – Runner-up SF 1 v Runner-up SF 2, Stade de France, 8pm

Final

Saturday, Oct 28 – Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2, Stade de France, 8pm

What are the pools

Pool A
New Zealand
France
Italy
Uruguay
Namibia

Pool B
South Africa
Ireland
Scotland
Tonga
Romania

Pool C
Wales
Australia
Fiji
Georgia
Portugal

Pool D
England
Japan
Argentina
Samoa
Chile

What TV channel will it be on and can it be live streamed FREE?

The Rugby World Cup 2023 will be shown live on ITV.You can live stream all of the action from the ITV X app, which is available for download onto your mobile and tablet device.You can stream it all for FREE, so long as you have a valid TV licence.

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