The Rugby World Cup 2023 final is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar this year.


Regardless of who reaches the Stade de France by the end of October, fans across the UK will tune in to savour the pinnacle of rugby union talent competing for the grand prize.

The 2019 final saw England justly tossed aside by South Africa, who rampaged their way to a 32-12 victory in Japan.

While England have fallen since that fateful evening in Yokohama, reigning champions South Africa remain a solid pick to defend their title.

Host nation France and Six Nations champions Ireland are also expected to contend at the top, while New Zealand are the most likely side from the Oceanic elite to compete in the business end of the tournament – not that anyone should rule out Australia just yet. has rounded up everything you need to know about the Rugby World Cup final in 2023, including the kick-off time and the stadium.

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When is the Rugby World Cup final 2023?

The Rugby World Cup 2023 final will be played on Saturday 28th October 2023.

Rugby World Cup final kick-off time

The Rugby World Cup 2023 final will kick off at 8pm UK time, which is 9pm local time in France.

Rugby World Cup final stadium

The Rugby World Cup final will be hosted at the Stade de France, home of the French international rugby union and football teams, as well as a variety of big sporting occasions.

How to watch the Rugby World Cup final on TV and live stream

The Rugby World Cup final will be shown live on ITV1.

The game will also be available to watch on ITVX so you don't have to miss a moment, even on the move.

You can tune into either platform via a range of devices, including smart TVs, laptops and smartphones meaning you never have to miss a moment.

If you're looking for something else to watch, check out our TV Guide or Streaming Guide, or visit our Sport hub for all the latest news.


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