The Rugby World Cup 2023 is scheduled to begin on September 8 and end on October 28, with games taking place in nine different venues in 10 cities. The 10 host cities are Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lille, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Denis, Nice, Nantes, and Toulouse.
The event will mark the 10th men’s Rugby World Cup, and France will once again serve as the host nation after a notable occurrence in 2007.
The World Cup will be held in a year when the sport commemorates its 200th anniversary. The game’s inception is traced to 1823 when William Webb Ellis was credited with creating it by demonstrating “a fine disregard for the rules” by grabbing the ball and running with it. The winner’s trophy is designated as the Webb Ellis Cup in his honour.
Hosts France, Argentina, Australia, Chile, England, Fiji, Georgia, Japan, Ireland, Italy, Namibia, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Tonga, Samoa, Uruguay, Wales are among the 20 teams competing in this year’s edition. Over the course of 51 days, 48 games will be played in total.
Rugby fans can follow all the matches on FanCode’s mobile apps (Android, iOS), TV apps (available on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Jio STB, Samsung TV, Airtel XStream, OTT Play, WatchO, and www.fancode.com), and website (available on Android and iOS).
South Africa is the reigning champion after claiming their third championship in 2019. Together with New Zealand, they are the most successful team in the tournament’s history. Each of them has three titles. With Australia, France, England, and other nations all among the major contenders, this World Cup appears to be one of the most fiercely contested in recent memory.
Yannick Colaco, Co-Founder, FanCode, said, “Rugby is a sport that ignites passion and excitement among fans worldwide, and we are committed to ensuring that Indian sports fans can witness every tackle, try, and triumph at the Rugby World Cup.”
The Rugby Sevens was originally televised on FanCode, which also served as India’s primary venue for international rugby. In order to promote the rugby ecosystem in India, FanCode recently partnered with the Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU). The men’s and women’s junior and senior national championships were broadcast live on FanCode. Along with monthly and yearly subscriptions, FanCode will also sell tour passes to fans at reasonable costs.