2023 Rugby World Cup Warm-up Matches Fixtures (Schedule)

Prepare yourselves, rugby enthusiasts! The Rugby World Cup 2023 promises to surpass all previous editions, infusing unprecedented excitement and vigor into the global rugby arena. With France as the host nation from September 8 to October 28, 2023, the event will see the world’s most competitive rugby teams fiercely battle for the esteemed Webb Ellis Cup.

An intriguing series of warm-up matches will whet the fans’ appetite in the lead-up to this premier sporting spectacle.

Rugby World Cup Warm-up Matches

So, what exactly are the warm-up matches? They are friendly contests scheduled before the main tournament, providing teams with invaluable opportunities to fine-tune their strategies, assess different formations, and put their tactics to the test.

These games are an excellent platform for the coaching staff to experiment with various line-ups and player combinations.

2023 Rugby World Cup warm-up  fixtures

When is the Rugby World Cup 2023 Warm-up Matches?

Fans can look forward to the Rugby World Cup 2023 warm-up matches in July and August 2023. These games will span over four weeks, with every participating team guaranteed at least two matches.

Who Will be in the RWC 2023 Warm-up Matches?

A total of 20 teams that have secured their spots in the Rugby World Cup 2023 will partake in the warm-up matches. The participant list includes rugby powerhouses such as New Zealand, South Africa, England, Wales, Ireland, France, Australia, and Scotland.

2023 Rugby World Cup Warm-up Fixtures

As we get closer to the Rugby World Cup, the teams leave no stone unturned to gear up for the grand event. Preceding the main event, a series of warm-up matches will set the stage on fire in various parts of the world.

Here is the Complete Rugby World Cup 2023 Warm-up Matches Schedule/Fixtures, including the date, time, match-ups, venue, and Score:

July 8, 202317:00 JSTJapan XV v All Blacks XVChichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo
July 14, 2023N/ATonga v Australia ATeufaiva Sport Stadium, Nukuʻalofa
July 15, 202318:05 JSTJapan v All Blacks XVEgao Kenko Stadium, Kumamoto
July 29, 202315:15 BSTScotland v ItalyMurrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
July 29, 202315:00 UYTNamibia v Argentina XVEstadio Charrúa, Montevideo, Uruguay
July 29, 202317:00 UYTUruguay v ChileEstadio Charrúa, Montevideo
August 5, 202314:35 NZSTNew Zealand v AustraliaForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
August 5, 202315:00 BSTScotland v FranceMurrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
August 5, 202317:30 BSTWales v EnglandMillennium Stadium, Cardiff
August 5, 202320:00 EESTRomania v United StatesStadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
August 5, 202315:00 UYTUruguay v NamibiaEstadio Charrúa, Montevideo, Uruguay
August 5, 202319:10 ASTArgentina v South AfricaJosé Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
August 5, 202317:00 CLTChile v Argentina XVTBA
August 5, 2023N/AIreland v ItalyAviva Stadium, Dublin
August 12, 202317:30 BSTEngland v WalesTwickenham Stadium, London
August 12, 202321:00 CESTFrance v ScotlandStade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne
August 12, 2023N/AGeorgia v RomaniaAchvala Stadium, Tbilisi
August 12, 2023N/APortugal v United StatesTBA, Algarve
August 12, 202317:00 CLTChile v NamibiaEstadio Municipal Germán Becker, Temuco
August 19, 202315:15 BSTWales v South AfricaMillennium Stadium, Cardiff
August 19, 202321:00 CESTFrance v FijiStade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
August 19, 202317:00 UYTUruguay v Argentina XVEstadio Charrúa, Montevideo, Uruguay
August 19, 2023N/AGeorgia v United StatesAchvala Stadium, Tbilisi
August 19, 2023N/AIreland v EnglandAviva Stadium, Dublin
August 19, 2023N/AItaly v RomaniaTBA
August 25, 202319:30 BSTNew Zealand v South AfricaTwickenham Stadium, London, England
August 26, 202315:15 BSTEngland v FijiTwickenham Stadium, London
August 26, 202317:30 BSTScotland v GeorgiaMurrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
August 26, 202320:45 CESTSpain v ArgentinaMetropolitano Stadium, Madrid
August 26, 202317:00 CLTChile v Argentina XVEstadio Municipal de La Pintana, Santiago
August 26, 2023N/AIreland v SamoaStade Jean-Dauger, Bayonne, France
August 26, 2023N/AItaly v JapanStadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso
August 27, 202317:45 CESTFrance v AustraliaStade de France, Saint-Denis

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