Rugby World Cup 2023 TV schedule: Channels, times and how to watch every fixture online

ITV will show the Rugby World Cup in the UK

Lawrence Ostlere
Tuesday 26 September 2023 12:23 BST
Sam Warburton and Andy Goode answer your Rugby World Cup questions

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is intensifying with the pool stages continuing and last eight places up for grabs.

Australia are set to become the tournament’s first major casualty, with defeat to Wales, already in to the quarter-finals, all but confirming their Pool C fate.

Ireland, meanwhile, made a statement of title intent by edging an enthralling affair against South Africa, and England have looked good, too, despite a disastrous build-up to the tournament.

The quarter-finals are set to begin on Saturday 14 October, while the tournament will conclude at the Stade de France in Paris.

Here is how to watch the tournament on TV in the UK – details of the knockout stages will be decided at a later date. Get all the Rugby World Cup odds here.

Rugby World Cup TV schedule

Wednesday 27th September

Uruguay v Namibia (4:45pm, OL Stadium) ITV4 / ITVX

Thursday 28th September

Japan v Samoa (8pm, Stade de Toulouse) ITV4 / ITVX

Friday 29th September

New Zealand v Italy (8pm, OL Stadium) ITV1 / ITVX

Saturday 30th September

Argentina v Chile (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire) ITV1 / ITVX

Fiji v Georgia (4:45pm, Stade de Bordeaux) ITV1 / ITVX

Scotland v Romania (8pm, Stade Pierre-Mauroy) ITV1 / ITVX

Sunday 1st October

Australia v Portugal (4:45pm, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard) ITV1 / ITVX

South Africa v Tonga (8pm, Stade de Marseille) ITV1 / ITVX

Thursday 5th October

New Zealand v Uruguay (8pm, OL Stadium) ITV1 / ITVX

Friday 6th October

France v Italy (8pm, OL Stadium) ITV1 / ITVX

Saturday 7th October

Wales v Georgia (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire) ITV1 / ITVX

England v Samoa (4:45pm, Stade Pierre-Mauroy) ITV1 / ITVX

Ireland v Scotland (8pm, Stade de France) ITV1 / ITVX

Sunday 8th October

Japan v Argentina (12pm, Stade de la Beaujoire) ITV1 / ITVX

Tonga v Romania (4:45pm, Stade Pierre-Mauroy) ITV3 / ITVX

Fiji v Portugal (8pm, Stade de Toulouse) ITV4 / ITVX

If you’re travelling abroad and want to watch the event, you might need a VPN to unblock your streaming app. Our VPN round-up is here to help and includes deals on VPNs in the market. Viewers using a VPN need to make sure that they comply with any local regulations where they are and also with the terms of their service provider.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in