Rugby World Cup 2023 Preview: Battle for Global Supremacy

Across the world, anticipation is building as the Rugby World Cup 2023 approaches. Set against the backdrop of the enchanting French landscape, this tournament promises to be a sporting spectacle like no other. Teams from across the globe are converging on French soil, seeking to etch their names in the annals of rugby history. Let's delve into what lies ahead in this eagerly awaited tournament.

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French Flair

Host nation France is determined to showcase their prowess on home turf. Renowned for their flair and artistry, the French team boasts an array of talented players who can turn a match on its head in the blink of an eye. With an excited home crowd behind them, Les Bleus will be a formidable force to reckon with. They are the second ranked side on the planet and undoubtedly will be looking to win their first World Cup.

Luck of the Irish

Ireland are the best team in the world, emphatically defeating everyone in their path over the last year or so. They will be aiming to win the Webb Ellis trophy over in France. However, it won't be easy. The Six Nations champions are in a very tough pool and surprisingly have never gotten further than the quarter finals.

Southern Hemisphere Powerhouses

Thee southern hemisphere sides namely New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, have consistently dominated the World Cup.  South Africa are the current World Champions and will be heading to France to defend their crown. Also, The All Blacks have a storied history in the tournament. New Zealand will unquestionably be there fighting to the end to take back a trophy they so often win.

The Home Nations Ambitions

England, Wales & Scotland will be hoping to break the southern hemisphere stranglehold. England, the 2003 champions, boast a physical and disciplined style of play that can grind down opponents. Despite that though, they are in a shocking vain of form over the past year. Likewise with Wales, it's certainly not been a great period. Comparatively, Scotland are in great form and will be looking to make some headway in this tournament. 

Dark Horses and Emerging Nations

In the ever-evolving landscape of rugby, dark horse teams like Japan and Argentina have shown they can upset the established order. Japan's mesmerizing performance in the 2019 World Cup is still fresh in the memory, while the Pumas' resilience and flair have earned them respect on the global stage. Keep an eye on these underdogs, along with emerging nations like Fiji and Georgia, as they aim to make their mark.

Tournament Expectations

Expectations are sky-high for this tournament, with fans eagerly awaiting the battles on the pitch and the camaraderie off it. The Rugby World Cup 2023 transcends borders, uniting fans in their love for the game and celebrating the spirit of competition. 

If the Irish can beat their quarter final hoodoo, then they're in with a shout. France have home advantage and you can never rule out South Africa or New Zealand. England and Wales aren't at their strongest but they certainly have a nice route to the semi finals.

We Love Sport x Rugby World Cup 2023

As the world gears up for a month of rugby fever, one thing is certain – the Rugby World Cup 2023 promises to be an epic journey filled with passion, drama, and moments that will be etched in rugby folklore forever. May the best team emerge victorious, and may the spirit of rugby continue to unite nations and captivate hearts around the globe. We'll be there the whole way through the tournament, so find your local and watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 with us in a We Love Sport pub or bar.