The third round of Rugby World Cup matches rolls around this week, starting early with a tasty Wednesday showdown between Italy and Uruguay.


France face Namibia and Argentina take on Samoa before the week is over, leading up to a firecracker weekend of action featuring a host of elite nations.

South Africa take on Ireland in a true clash of the titans, reigning world champions versus reigning Six Nations kings. Wales face Australia in a match that is verging on 'must-win' for the Aussies following their defeat to Fiji last time out.

England face Chile as they seek to assert themselves in the pool standings, while Scotland face Tonga as they play catch-up with a nine-point deficit to the top two in a tricky Pool B.

ITV boasts exclusive rights to show the tournament in all its glory in 2023 and we've got more details below. has rounded up everything you need to know about the Rugby World Cup 2023 TV schedule, channel details and live stream information.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 on TV

Every game will be shown exclusively live on ITV throughout the duration of the tournament.

The majority of matches will be shown on ITV1, while several will be broadcast on ITV4.

Games 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.

Check out which channel each match will be shown on throughout the tournament.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 TV schedule

All UK times.

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

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

Knockout rounds TV schedule to be updated once confirmed.

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