The Rugby World Cup Final 2023 will take place at the Stade de France, in the commune of Saint-Denis, north of Paris on October 28, 2023.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be the 10th edition of the men’s Rugby World Cup. The competition takes place every four years. France are the host nation, for the third time, with the tournament scheduled to take place from September 8 until October 28. There will be nine venues across the country, with the opening match and final will taking place at the Stade de France. The tournament precedes the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, taking place less than a year before the Olympic Games opening ceremony. The teams compete for the Webb Ellis trophy and the 2023 tournament will take place in the bicentenary year of the invention of the sport by William Webb Ellis.
The defending champions are South Africa, who defeated England 32–12 in the 2019 final. Chile will make its first ever appearance at the Rugby World Cup, and Portugal will return for its second appearance, after 16 years.
Rugby World Cup FInal 2023 to take place in the Stade de France
The Stade de France will host the final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. It is the national stadium of France, located just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis. It is the sixth largest stadium in Europe with a seating capacity of 80,698. The stadium is used by both the French national football team and the French national Rugby Union team. It is the largest venue in Europe for track and field athletics, seating 78,338, once seats are removed to accomodate the track. The stadium was originally built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
The stadium hosted the 2007 Rugby World Cup FInal and the 1998 FIFA World Cup final making it one of only two stadia, along with the Nissan Stadium in Yokohoma, to have hosted a Football World Cup Final and a Rugby Union World Cup final.
Domestically, the Stade de France serves as a secondary home facility of Parisian rugby clubs Stade Francais and Racing 92.
The facility is owned and operated by the Consortium Stade de France.
Rugby Union World Cup 2023 Latest Odds
While Ireland are ranked number one in the world, they are currently third favourites for the World Cup. Many pundits feel that the French, ranked second in the world, will make home advantage count. France have never won a World Cup, but they are a serious and respected rugby playing nation and they will be a difficult team to overcome on home soil. Ireland beat New Zealand in a test series in the Autumn, however the Kiwi’s, currently rated as the third best team in the world, have the World Cup pedigree and are tipped to bounce back.
England, despite their recent hammering by France have made progress under Steve Borthwick and many feel they will continue to improve. Scotland performed better than many thought in the Six Nations and their odds have come down, though SBK are giving them a very good price at 41/1. Wales had a difficult campaign but it is thought that Warren Gatland will be able to extract some more improvement from his squad over the next six months.
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