The second round of Rugby World Cup matches wraps up today with three titans of the game in action, each hoping to avoid shock defeats.


England face a potentially dangerous unit in the shape of Japan. They hosted the last RWC in 2019 where they reached the quarter-finals, and can be expected to mount a credible challenge to flee Pool D here.

Elsewhere, reigning champions South Africa will hope for no mistakes against Romania, who were toppled 82-8 by Ireland in their opener, and Australia face Fiji in a firecracker showdown that could be the most electrifying encounter of the weekend.

We will update this page every day to keep you informed about all the matches coming up today, how to watch them and how things are shaping up for the rest of the week.

ITV boast exclusive broadcasting rights throughout the tournament, meaning every moment will be shown live on free-to-air TV. brings you the round-up of Rugby World Cup 2023 matches on today.

Rugby World Cup matches on today – Sunday 17th September

All UK times.

Pool stage

Sunday 17th September

South Africa v Romania (2pm, Stade de Bordeaux) ITV1 / ITVX

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

England v Japan (8pm, Stade de Nice) ITV1 / ITVX

Rugby World Cup matches this week

Pool stage

Wednesday 20th September

Italy v Uruguay (4:45pm, Stade de Nice) ITV4 / ITVX

Thursday 21st September

France v Namibia (8pm, Stade de Marseille) ITV4 / ITVX

Friday 22nd September

Argentina v Samoa (4:45pm, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard) ITV1 / ITVX

Saturday 23rd September

Georgia v Portugal (1pm, Stadium de Toulouse) ITV1 / ITVX

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

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

Sunday 24th September

Scotland v Tonga (4:45pm, Stade de Nice) ITV1 / ITVX

Wales v Australia (8pm, OL Stadium) ITV1 / ITVX

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