Rugby World Cup 2023: The 20 nations qualified for the competition

With 22 days to go before the launch of the Rugby World Cup in France with the opening match between Les Bleus and New Zealand, focus on the 20 nations qualified for the event.

Ticking, ticking. With just over three weeks to go until the start of the Rugby World Cup in France, the second after the 2007 World Cup, the 20 nations that secured their ticket to the event are fine-tuning the preparations. Among the qualified teams, there are regulars such as the XV of France (host country), New Zealand but also Australia and England. Ditto for South Africa, still qualified for the World Cup since its first participation in 1995) and Argentina. The British nations will not be left out with the presence of Scotland, Wales, or Ireland.


We will also note the presence of Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga. Japan will want to confirm its excellent performance on home soil in the last edition. Proof of this is the evolution of world rugby; we note the first participation of Chile. Another South American nation present in France for the World Cup, Uruguay. The Celestial will chain a second consecutive World Cup after 2015, the fourth in total. Never qualified for the quarter-finals of this competition, Italy hopes to finally live the big night in France at the expense of the host country or the Blacks. Georgia will experience the same thing. Absent from the last edition, Romania will try to pick up points despite an aging group struggling to renew itself. A victory will also be Namibia’s goal, another great competition regular. Finally, how can we forget Portugal, whose staff has been strengthened with Frenchman David Gérard’s arrival at the event?


Europe: France, Scotland, Ireland, Romania, Portugal, Georgia, England, Italy, Wales.

Africa: Namibia, South Africa.

North America:

South America: Uruguay, Chile, Argentina.

Asia: Japan.

Oceania: New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Australia, Fiji.

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