Rugby World Cup 2023 broadcast: the complete TV schedule

Want to follow Rugby World Cup 2023 live and online from anywhere in the world? We’ll tell you how to stream all the matches for free and how to watch the Rugby World Cup abroad using a virtual private network (VPN).

For the very first time, France is hosting the Rugby World Cup. The competition will take place from September 08 to October 28, the date of the Rugby World Cup final which will take place in Saint-Denis. Good news for rugby fans around the world: with broadcasters in over 20 countries, watching the Rugby World Cup online and live couldn’t be easier, even if you’re abroad.

Please note, however, that this article only recommends official sources. The Rugby World Cup is a monumental event, and as such unauthorized streams will likely be available. That said, it is essential to keep in mind that these are often slow and offer low-resolution video streams. In addition, the broadcast of the match can be interrupted at any time and prevent you from knowing the winner! Fortunately, with a large number of international broadcasters (some of which offer the matches for free), there is no need to resort to illegal streams.


From Friday, September 8 to Saturday, October 28, 2023, the day of the final, the Rugby World Cup in France will punctuate our days. To follow the World Cup, you will have to zap between three channels. TF1, France Télévisions, and M6 share the broadcasting rights for the 2023 Rugby World Cup matches.

TF1 has had a historic partnership since 1991 with World Rugby. Originally, TF1 was the only broadcaster of the competition withholding all 48 matches of the competition. However, the channel took the decision to sub-license 28 of them to two large unencrypted audiovisual groups: France Télévisions and M6.TF1 will broadcast three of the four group matches of the XV of France, including the highly anticipated France-New Zealand opening match (Friday, September 8, 2023, at 9 p.m.). The channel will also broadcast France – Uruguay match (Thursday, September 14 at 9 p.m.) and France-Italy (Friday, October 6, 2023 at 9 p.m.). TF1 also chose to broadcast the two best quarter-finals, including the one with France, the two semi-finals, the match for third place, and the final.

France Télévisions will broadcast 10 matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The broadcaster of the six nations tournament will notably broadcast the match between France and Namibia (Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 9 p.m.) and a quarter-final. M6 will broadcast 18 tournament matches, including a quarter of the tournament. France Télévisions had not broadcast the Rugby World Cup since 2011. M6 will broadcast the competition for the first time on its channel.


Friday, September 8, 2023

  • 9 p.m. France – New Zealand (in Saint-Denis) on TF1

Saturday September 9, 2023

  • 1 p.m. Italy – Namibia (at Saint-Étienne) on M6
  • 3:30 p.m. Ireland – Romania (in Bordeaux) on M6
  • 6 p.m. Australia – Georgia (at Saint-Denis) on M6
  • 9 p.m. England – Argentina (in Marseille) on TF1

Sunday, September 10, 2023

  • 1 p.m. Japan – Chile (in Toulouse) on France Télévisions
  • 5:45 p.m. South Africa – Scotland (in Marseille) on France Télévisions
  • 9 p.m. Wales – Fiji (in Bordeaux) on TF1

Thursday, September 14, 2023

  • 9 p.m. France – Uruguay (in Lille) on TF1

Friday, September 15, 2023

  • 9 p.m. New Zealand – Namibia (in Toulouse) on TF1

Saturday September 16, 2023

  • 3 p.m. Samoa – Chile (to Bordeaux) on M6
  • 5:45 p.m. Wales – Portugal (in Nice) on M6
  • 9 p.m. Ireland – Tonga (in Nantes) on TF1

Sunday, September 17, 2023

  • 3 p.m. South Africa – Romania (in Bordeaux) on France Télévisions
  • 5:45 p.m. Australia – Fiji (in Saint-Etienne) on France Télévisions
  • 9 p.m. England – Japan (in Nice) on TF1

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

  • 5:45 p.m. Italy – Uruguay (in Nice) on M6

Thursday, September 21, 2023

  • 9 p.m. France – Namibia (in Marseille) on France Télévisions

Friday, September 22, 2023

  • 5:45 p.m. Argentina – Samoa (in Saint-Etienne) on M6

Saturday September 23, 2023

  • 2 p.m. Georgia – Portugal (in Toulouse) on M6
  • 5:45 p.m. England – Chile (in Lille) on M6
  • 9 p.m. South Africa – Ireland (in Saint-Denis) on TF1

Sunday, September 24, 2023

  • 5:45 p.m. Scotland – Tonga (in Nice) on France Télévisions
  • 9 p.m. Wales – Australia (in Lyon) on TF1

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

  • 5:45 p.m. Uruguay – Namibia (in Lyon) on M6

Thursday, September 28, 2023

  • 9 p.m. Japan – Samoa (to Toulouse) on M6

Friday, September 29, 2023

  • 9 p.m. New Zealand – Italy (in Lyon) on TF1

Saturday September 30, 2023

  • 3 p.m. Argentina – Chile (in Nantes) on M6
  • 5:45 p.m. Fiji – Georgia (to Bordeaux) on M6
  • 9 p.m. Scotland – Romania (at Lille) on M6

Sunday, October 1 , 2023

  • 5:45 p.m. Australia – Portugal (in Saint-Etienne) on France Télévisions
  • 9 p.m. South Africa – Tonga (in Marseille) on TF1

Thursday, October 5, 2023

  • 9 p.m. New Zealand – Uruguay (in Lyon) on TF1

Friday, October 6, 2023

  • 9 p.m. France – Italy (in Lyon) on TF1

Saturday, October 7, 2023

  • 3 p.m. Wales-Georgia (in Nantes) on France Télévisions
  • 5:45 p.m. England-Samoa (in Lille) on France Télévisions
  • 9 p.m. Ireland-Scotland (in Saint-Denis) on TF1

Sunday, October 8, 2023

  • 1 p.m. Japan-Argentina (in Nantes) on M6
  • 5:45 p.m. Tonga-Romania (to Lille) on M6
  • 9 p.m. Fiji-Portugal (to Toulouse) on M6


Saturday October 14, 2023

  • 5 p.m. Quarter-final 1 (in Marseille): channel not yet defined
  • 9 p.m. Quarter-final 2 (in Saint-Denis): chain not yet defined

Sunday, October 15, 2023

  • 5 p.m. Quarter-final 3 (in Marseille): chain not yet defined
  • 9 p.m. Quarter-final 4 (in Saint-Denis): chain not yet defined

Friday, October 20, 2023

  • 9 p.m. Semi-final 1 (in Saint-Denis) on TF1

Saturday, October 21, 2023

  • 9 p.m. Semi-final 2 (in Saint-Denis) on TF1

Friday, October 27, 2023

  • 9 p.m. Match for 3rd place (in Saint-Denis) on TF1

Saturday, October 28, 2023

  • 9 p.m. Final (in Saint-Denis) on TF1

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