Rugby World Cup 2023 Guide: Episode 3 - What are the matches not to be missed

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Get ready to enter the tumultuous rugby arena, a world where strategy, strength, and team spirit come together to create an unforgettable sporting spectacle. Whether you've always been a rugby fan or looking to improve your forecasting skills, this article is for you. In view of the next Rugby World Cup 2023 in France, we are going to unravel the details of a rugby match. This valuable information will not only allow you to understand the subtleties of the game, but also to make more accurate forecasts and thus become the champion of your business on the Scorecast Business platform. So get ready to dive into this fascinating sport and improve your prediction game!

The 5 matches not to be missed in the group stage (+ a bonus):

📆 September 8, 2023 at 9 pm: France vs New Zealand

The dream opening match between the Blues, hosts of the competition, and the Blacks, the best nation in history. The outcome of the match could determine the winner of Pool A.

📆 September 23, 2023 at 9 pm: South Africa vs Ireland

The defending champions face the No. 1 nation in the world ranking: that's all! The Irish will start as favorites but must be prepared for the physical challenge that the Springboks will impose on them.

📆 September 24, 2023 at 9 pm: Wales vs Australia

Two outsiders in the least experienced chicken, the C, that necessarily makes for a tempting encounter. Whoever wins this match could open a nice path to the semi-finals as the 1st in Pool C will meet in the quarters with the 2nd in Pool D, which could be Argentina or Japan.

📆 October 6, 2023 at 9 pm: France vs Italy

The last group match for the Blues who could qualify if they start with a defeat against the New Zealanders. At home, France would be the clear favorite but the stakes could be huge.

📆 October 8, 2023 at 13:00: Japan vs Argentina

Not the best teams in the world but an appealing poster as possible! If everyone respects their ranking in the previous matches, the Japanese and the Argentines could play for the 'qualifier' in this match.

🤞 Bonuses: The quarterfinal of the XV of France

We're touching wood but if all goes well, the Blues will be in the quarters of the World Cup. There they would have to face Ireland or South Africa for a huge shock. Not to be missed under any circumstances. Not even Didier's starting pot.

Where can I follow the matches?

All the 2023 World Cup matches will be played in France. The stadiums requisitioned are as follows:

🏟️ The Stade de France, in Saint-Denis
🏟️ The Velodrome, in Marseille
🏟️ The OL Park, in Lyon
🏟️ The Matmut Atlantique, in Bordeaux
🏟️ The Pierre Mauroy Stadium, in Lille
🏟️ The Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium, in Saint-Etienne
🏟️ La Beaujoire, in Nantes
🏟️ The Stadium, in Toulouse
🏟️ The Allianz Riviera, in Nice

If you can't watch the World Cup in the stadium, you can watch it in front of your television.

TF1, M6 et France Télévisions vers une plateforme de ...

During the 2023 Rugby World Cup, fans will have the choice between several channels to follow the matches. The TF1 group, which until now held the broadcasting rights for all 48 matches, has chosen to share the honors by granting France Télévisions and M6 the right to broadcast 10 and 18 matches respectively.

To be more precise, TF1 will broadcast three of the four group matches of the French team, including the highly anticipated opening match between France and New Zealand on Friday 8 September at 9 pm. Fans will also be able to watch on TF1 the France-Uruguay match on Thursday, September 14 at 9 p.m. and the France-Italy match on Friday, October 6 at 9 p.m. The channel also plans to broadcast the two most promising quarterfinals, the two semi-finals, the third-place match and the grand final.

For its part, France Télévisions will broadcast the France-Namibia match on Thursday, September 21 at 9 pm, as well as a quarterfinal. M6 will also have the privilege of broadcasting a quarter-final, among a total of 18 matches. This is a first for M6, which had never broadcast this event before, while France Télévisions is returning to the Rugby World Cup, after an absence since 2011.

Now that you are armed with the basics to understand how a rugby match unfolds, you are ready to dive deeper into the specifics of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Stay tuned in the coming days for our next episode, where we'll explore the favorite teams for the title, as well as the underdogs who could surprise us. With Scorecast Business, you'll not only be well-prepared to take full advantage of each match, but also to be the champion of your business in the prediction game. So don't forget to come back for the 4th episode of our 2023 Rugby World Cup Guide, and in the meantime, may the best prediction win!

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