Where to Watch the Rugby World Cup 2023

The biggest prize in world rugby is back – and with every match on French soil, you’ll be able to watch every Rugby World Cup fixture LIVE in a We Love Sport pub near you.

As ever, it promises to be a festival of rugby, with every Home Nation involved. In a We Love Sport pub, the experience will be even better. With over 500 sports pubs across the UK, including award-winning sports bars, there’s no better place to watch rugby live.

Think cold refreshing Guinness, crisp craft beer, delicious eats and an atmosphere fit for any rugby diehard. Yes, if you can’t get to France – a We Love Sport pub or bar is your best bet.

All that remains is finding out where you can watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 in your town. Find your fixture and use our pub finder to sort your plans out for the rugby event of the year!

Find Pubs Showing the Rugby World Cup Near You

👇 Click the fixture(s) you’d like to watch in a We Love Sport pub

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🏠 Enter your town/postcode and hit search to see pubs near you

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Browse Rugby World Cup fixtures here

A look at the pools

The 20 best sides in the world have been split into 4 pools based on their rankings in 2020. As of 21/05/2023, Ireland and France are the two best teams in the world, however they were put in band two, whilst England and Wales are in band one. This has meant the pool stage is much more spicier than people may have imagined it’d be.

Pool A

Pool A features the first casualty of the French and the Irish, with France in this pool with New Zealand. An absolutely killer clash and whoever comes out on top of that group is in a much stronger position. Don't count out the Italian's causing some concern though.

Pool B

Pool B sees Ireland in with holders South Africa. This means that if France, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland all qualify out of their pool, they will be facing each other in the quarter-finals. However, that isn't a certainty, as Scotland join them in Pool B. A phenomenal last two years have meant the Scots have put themselves on the map and up to fifth in the world rankings!

Pool C

The excitement kind of dies out in Pool C and D. Wales and Australia are in Pool C. There isn't much competition in Group C, so it comes down to those two to see who'll top Pool C.

Pool D

Pool D features three sides who are a far cry away from the top tier of sides, but definitely better than most. England, Japan and Argentina will be battling it out for two spaces in Pool D. England will be hoping to pull out some form from somewhere, so they don't slip up against Argentina and Japan like Ireland have done in the past two tournaments.

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The We Love Sport Blog

Excited for the World Cup? So are we. In the meantime, we have loads of rugby-related stuff going on in our sports bars and pubs across the UK. Read more from our writers over on our rugby blog!

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