The Rugby World Cup is back, and this year’s edition promises to be the most fiercely contested yet. With 20 teams from around the globe converging in France, the stage is set for an epic battle for rugby supremacy. From 8th September to 30th October, nine French cities will come alive with the passion and excitement of this prestigious tournament.
World Rugby rankings 2023
Twenty years have passed since England’s historic victory in 2003, and now both the host nation and Ireland are eager to etch their names on the Webb Ellis Cup once again. These two nations, along with two others, form the lead quartet that has distanced itself at the top of the World Rugby rankings, making them the teams to watch in this tournament.
As the Rugby World Cup approaches, the rankings have seen some notable shifts. England, Wales, and Australia, once powerhouses of the sport, have struggled to find their form in 2023, causing them to slip down the rankings. On the other hand, Ireland and South Africa have surged ahead, showcasing their dominance on the international stage.
Let’s take a look at the current
World Rugby men’s rankings:
- South Africa
- New Zealand
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
Rugby World Cup 2023 Pools
- Pool A: France, New Zealand, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia.
- Pool B: South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, Romania.
- Pool C: Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal.
- Pool D: England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile.
When and where is the Rugby World Cup 2023 being held?
The Rugby World Cup 2023 is being held in France from 8th September to 30th October. Matches will take place in nine cities across the country.
Which teams are considered favorites to win the tournament?
Ireland, South Africa, France, and New Zealand are currently the top-ranked teams and are considered strong contenders for the title.