The pasting of England by the spring box in Yokohama feels like a distant memory of the preparations for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in earnest.
The next tournament will be held in France, and major rugby nations already know the majority of the opponents they face.
In the RWC 2023 draw, England will be placed in Pool D alongside Japan, Argentina and Samoa, with one still unknown qualifying round.
Wales will face Australia and Fiji in Pool C, and Scotland and Ireland will face champion South Africa in Pool B.
Pool A shows that the host is facing three-time winner New Zealand and Six Nations opponent Italy.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Group
Who else will join in 2023?
The fourth and fifth teams in each pool will consist of eight countries that will emerge throughout the qualifying match, including representatives from Europe, Oceania and the Americas.
Route to the final
The finals will work the same as the 2019 tournament, with the first two teams in each pool advancing to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals will be contested in a knockout match.
- QF 1: Winner pool C and runner-up pool D
- QF 2: Winner pool Bv runner-up pool A
- QF 3: Winner pool Dv runner-up pool C
- QF 4: Winner pool Av runner-up pool B
- SF 1: Winner QF1v Winner QF2
- SF 2: Winner QF3v Winner QF4
Another England vs New Zealand semifinal?
Assuming that the top-ranked teams each win the pool and the second-ranked teams runner-up, the 2023 quarter-finals will look like this …
- Wales vs Japan
- South Africa vs France
- England vs Australia
- New Zealand vs Ireland
… and like 2019, the semi-finals like this …
- Wales vs South Africa
- England vs New Zealand
… But, of course, there is still a long way to go.
Full of equipment for the 2023 World Cup
- September 8: France vs New Zealand (Pool A) – Stade de France, Saint-Denis
- September 9: Italy vs Africa 1 (Pool A) – Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne
- September 9: Ireland vs Europe 2 (Pool B) – Bordeaux, Atlantique Bordeaux
- September 9: Australia vs Europe 1 (Pool C) – Stade de France, Saint Denis
- September 9: England vs Argentina (Pool D) – Stud Velodrome, Marseille
- September 10: Japan vs American 2 (Pool D) – Toulouse, Toulouse Stadium
- September 10: South Africa vs Scotland (Pool B) – Stud Velodrome, Marseille
- September 10: Wales vs Fiji (Pool C) – Bordeaux, Atlantique Bordeaux
- September 14: France vs Americas 1 (Pool A) – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
- September 15: New Zealand vs Africa 1 (Pool A) – Toulouse, Toulouse Stadium
- September 16: Samoa vs Americas 2 (Pool D) – Bordeaux, Studd Bordeaux
- September 16: Wales vs Final Qualifying Winner (Pool C) – Nice, Stud Don Nice
- September 16: Ireland vs Asia / Pacific 1 (Pool B) – Stad de la Beaujoire, Nantes
- September 17: South Africa vs Europe 2 (Pool B) – Bordeaux, Atlantique Bordeaux
- September 17: Australia vs Fiji (Pool C) – Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne
- September 17: England vs Japan (Pool D) – Nice, Nice
- September 20: Italy vs Americas 1 (Pool A) – Nice, Nice
- September 21: France vs Africa 1 (Pool A) – Stud Velodrome, Marseille
- September 22: Argentina vs Samoa (Pool D) – Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne
- September 23: Europe 1 vs. Final Qualifying Winner (Pool C) – Toulouse, Toulouse Stadium
- September 23: England vs Americas 2 (Pool D) – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
- September 23: South Africa vs Ireland (Pool B) – Stade de France, Saint-Denis
- September 24: Scotland vs Asia / Pacific 1 (Pool B) – Nice, Nice
- September 24: Wales vs Australia (Pool C) – Parc OL, Lyonnais
- September 27: USA 1 vs Africa 1 (Pool A) – Parc OL, Lyonnais
- September 28: Japan vs Samoa (Pool D) – Toulouse, Toulouse Stadium
- September 29: New Zealand vs Italy (Pool A) – Parc OL, Lyonnais
- September 30: Argentina vs Americas 2 (Pool D) – Stad de la Beaujoire, Nantes
- September 30: Fiji vs Europe 1 (Pool C) – Bordeaux, Atlantique Bordeaux
- September 30: Scotland vs Europe 2 (Pool B) – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
- October 1: Australia vs Final Qualifying Winner (Pool C) – Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne
- October 1: South Africa vs Asia / Pacific 1 (Pool B) – Stud Velodrome, Marseille
- October 5: New Zealand vs Americas 1 (Pool A) – Parc OL, Lyonnais
- October 6: France vs Italy (Pool A) – Parc OL, Lyon
- October 7: Wales vs Europe 1 (Pool C) – Stad de la Beaujoire, Nantes
- October 7: England vs Samoa (Pool D) – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
- October 7: Ireland vs Scotland (Pool B) – Stade de France, Saint-Denis
- October 8: Japan vs Argentina (Pool D) – Stad de la Beaujoire, Nantes
- October 8: Asia / Pacific 1 vs Europe 2 (Pool B) – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille
- October 8: Fiji vs Final Qualifying Winner (Pool C) – Toulouse, Toulouse Stadium
- October 14: Quarterfinals 1 – Winner Pool C vs. Runner-up Pool D – Stud Velodrome, Marseille
- October 14: Quarterfinals 2 – Winner Pool B vs. Runner-up Pool A – Stade de France, Saint-Denis
- October 15: Quarterfinals 3 – Winner Pool D vs. Runner-up Pool C – Stud Velodrome, Marseille
- October 15: Quarterfinals 4 – Winner Pool A and Runner-up Pool B – Stade de France, Saint-Denis
- October 20: Semifinal 1-Winner QF1 vs. Winner QF2-Stade de France, Saint-Denis
- October 21: Semifinal 2 – Winner QF3 vs. Winner QF4 – Stade de France, Saint-Denis
- October 27: Bronze Final – Loser SF1 vs. Loser SF2 – Stade de France, Saint-Denis
- October 28: Final-Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2-Stade de France, Saint-Denis
When is Rugby World Cup 2023?
The 2023 tournament will run from September 8th to October 21st, 2023.
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said:
“This allows us to perform key operational elements such as venue allocation, optimal match schedule creation, and ticketing programs.”
Is Wales the Big Winner of the RWC23 Ranking?
Wales can prove a major beneficiary from the rankings that shaped the pool draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Paris.
The impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on 2020 International Rugby and its calendar means that the team stuck to where it stood in the official World Rugby rankings in January 2020.
Post-autumn test positions are typically used to form draw bands, but teams like South Africa and Japan did not play.
“This is the last time all teams have been able to play, so it represents the fairest scenario,” said the Rugby World Cup board, which announced the change in October.
Wales fell from 4th to 9th in January, winning 3 out of 10 games under new head coach Wayne Pivak.
However, because they were placed in Band 1 instead of Band 3, they avoided world champion South Africa, last year’s World Cup finalist England, and three-time tournament winner New Zealand.
Wales is among the top four seeds of the 12 auto qualifiers in 2023, but host country France belongs to band 2 rather than enjoying band 1 status based on current rankings. Was there. On the other hand, Scotland and Argentina are from band 2 to band 3.
France, revived under new head coach Fabian Garchy, is moving rapidly to become a major candidate for the World Cup three years later.
France joined Band 2 alongside Ireland, Australia and Japan (last year’s World Cup quarterfinals), with Scotland, Argentina, Fiji and Italy forming Band 3.
By then, they will find their group New Zealand and South Africa most likely to be their quarter-final opponents.
Wales, on the other hand, should be relatively pleased to have attracted the familiar Australia and Fiji, and could face Japan in the quarterfinals.
Why Jones is worried about a favorable draw
By Hugh Godwin, MeRugby Union Correspondent
Eddie Jones warned against newcomers to England after the team was drawn to Japan, Argentina, Samoa or Tonga at the Rugby World Cup in France in 2023.
Jones handed out nine new caps in 2020 to help George Furbank, Oily Lawrence, Max Malins and Olly Sawley, transfer Johnny Hill, Tomdan, Will Stuart, Ben Earl and Jack Willis and win both trophies. While winning 8 out of 9 tests. Now Available: Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup.
But when he said yesterday, the head coach showed a desire to keep new men on their toes: “9 new caps … that’s a good step forward for us, and is currently in the rebuilding stage. The last four seasons have had a fairly mature side to Lions. [tour next summer] Help us evolve [while a shadow England team go to North America]..
“These young men have to keep working hard. As you know, in England they work hard because they can go much faster and too fast than they do. We have to keep going and make sure they are better players, and we will have a great competition, and in what form on our part in 2023. I don’t know if it will be. “
England and Wales were able to meet in the quarterfinals, but both were in the second batch of seeds, avoiding the rapidly improving host France, which pulled New Zealand out of the top tier. Ireland and Scotland meet for the second World Cup run. , And facing South African owners in the pool.
According to the World Cup organizers, the draw took place almost three years ago, ensuring that 48 games in 10 cities could sell 2.6 million tickets worth around £ 350m. In particular, the appeal of the 2024 Paris Olympics, a year later, is competing.
Jones once again addressed the lack of sharpness of his team’s attacks. This time around, we blamed the quick turnaround between the old season, which ended on October 31, and the new season, which was less than two weeks old. “I was watching football on the weekends,” Jones said. “And I thought the same thing-passing accuracy isn’t just there. We ask soccer and rugby players to play the season in a row without a preseason, so they I didn’t have the opportunity to hone those great skills. I’m not trying to make excuses. I think that’s the reality.
“We want to continue to accept the pressure. In most games we play we will be a favorite, and that’s what we sporadically couldn’t handle well.”
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