The Rugby World Cup returns to live radio with the fourth round of matches beamed over the airwaves from the action in France this week.


New Zealand's Pool A showdown with Italy is among the picks of the week as they sit level on points. An Italian triumph would mark an almighty shock and would blow the tournament wide open should it come to pass.

Elsewhere, Australia seek to claw back some pride against Portugal following their 40-6 humiliation at the hands of Wales, while Scotland are the only Home Nation in action this week as they face Romania.

For those unable to tune in live on TV, for those out and about, on the road, or wherever you might find yourself, BBC will have you covered.

All 48 matches in the Rugby World Cup 2023 will be broadcast live across BBC audio platforms.

No matter where you are, you'll be able to keep track of the RWC with wall-to-wall coverage set to launch the competition into the public conscience. brings you all the details on how to listen to the Rugby World Cup 2023 on radio and online.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 on radio

The BBC will broadcast live coverage of all 48 Rugby World Cup matches across its radio platforms throughout the tournament.

Every match will be live on either BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra, BBC Sounds or via the BBC Sport website.

BBC Radio 5 Live is available on DAB radio, MW 693 kHz, 909 kHz and 990 kHz, or you can tune into the station via most TV packages.

Listen to Rugby World Cup 2023 online

You can listen to BBC Radio 5 Live and Sports Extra via BBC Sounds online and through the app.

This is the easiest way to tune in to listen, with coverage available on a host of devices from laptops and computers to portable devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 radio schedule and fixtures

All UK times.

Pool stage

Wednesday 27th September

Uruguay v Namibia (4:45pm, OL Stadium) BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra

Thursday 28th September

Japan v Samoa (8pm, Stade de Toulouse) BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra

Friday 29th September

New Zealand v Italy (8pm, OL Stadium) BBC Radio 5 Live

Saturday 30th September

Argentina v Chile (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire) BBC Sounds

Fiji v Georgia (4:45pm, Stade de Bordeaux) BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra

Scotland v Romania (8pm, Stade Pierre-Mauroy) BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra

Sunday 1st October

Australia v Portugal (4:45pm, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard) BBC Sounds

South Africa v Tonga (8pm, Stade de Marseille) BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra

Thursday 5th October

New Zealand v Uruguay (8pm, OL Stadium) TBC

Friday 6th October

France v Italy (8pm, OL Stadium) TBC

Saturday 7th October

Wales v Georgia (2pm, Stade de la Beaujoire) TBC

England v Samoa (4:45pm, Stade Pierre-Mauroy) TBC

Ireland v Scotland (8pm, Stade de France) TBC

Sunday 8th October

Japan v Argentina (12pm, Stade de la Beaujoire) TBC

Tonga v Romania (4:45pm, Stade Pierre-Mauroy) TBC

Fiji v Portugal (8pm, Stade de Toulouse) TBC

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