News – FR – 2023 World Cup: France-All Blacks at the opening and all the highlights of the calendar


David Reyrat

Updated 02/26/2021 at 1:10 p.m. –
Posted on 02/26/2021 at 12:30 p.m.

France 2023 unveiled the full schedule of the 48 matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup this Friday With a fabulous opening game and at least one big poster per host city

Rugby fans dreamed of it The World Cup will begin with a capital shock, on September 8 at the Stade de France, between the Blues and the All Blacks “We could not ask for better, confides in Figaro Claude Atcher, director of France 2023 The impact of this match will be enormous, will mobilize all the supporters, all the media The broadcasters predict 15 to 20 million viewers in France for this match»Fabien Galthié gave his agreement On the New Zealand side, it’s a grimace, however They very much fear this entry with fanfare against supercharged Blues… It will be the eighth confrontation in this competition between the Blues and the triple world champions (1987, 2011, 2015) In 2011, the two nations had already faced each other in the group stage, for a victory for the All Blacks (37-17), before finding themselves in the final for the coronation of the Kiwis (8-7)In total, the Blues have only beaten the Fern team twice, 43-31 in the semifinals of the 1999 edition and 20-18 in the 2007 World Cup quarterfinals, two matches that have become legendary

To complete its first round, the XV of France will play in Lille on Thursday September 14 against the American qualifier (probably the United States), then in Marseille on Thursday September 21 against the African qualifier Namibia or … Algeria “A France-Algeria in Marseille, I dream of it too It would be an incredible symbol ”, hopes Claude Atcher.The Blues’s last game will be on Friday October 6 in Lyon against Italy They will then play their quarter-final at the Stade de France

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To kick off the World Cup, the first weekend will be royal France-New Zealand on Friday evening, England-Argentina (in Marseille) on Saturday evening and Scotland-South Africa (still in Marseille) on Sunday “We are launching the event on three huge posters,” said Atcher Each of the nine host cities (Saint-Denis, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nice, Lille, Saint-Etienne, Nantes and Toulouse) will have at least one big poster: Fidji Galles in Bordeaux, Argentina-Japan in Nantes, England-Japan in Nice… The big teams will double per city: England will play twice in Lille, the All Blacks twice in Lyon, South Africa twice in Marseille, Australia twice in Saint-Etienne, Japan twice. times in Toulouse…

Two quarters will be played at the Stade de France, those of France and New Zealand Against the first two of Pool B, South Africa, Ireland or Scotland The other two will take place in Marseille (England, Australia, Argentina, Wales, even Japan or Fiji) The semi-finals, the small final and the final will all be played at the Stade de France

2023 Rugby World Cup, 2023

News – FR – World Cup 2023: France-All Blacks open and all the highlights of the calendar