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What time are Rugby World Cup matches on TV this week

Find out what time the Rugby World Cup will be on your screens this week as we barrel towards the quarter-finals in France.

04-10-23 12:37
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Faf de Klerk. Photo: SA Rugby website

The Rugby World Cup returns to screens on Thursday through to an action-packed weekend that will settle the quarter-final lineup.


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On Thursday 5 October, New Zealand will be out to seal their place in the last eight when they face Uruguay from 21:00.

France will be out to do the same and secure top spot in Pool A when they face Italy on Friday with kick-off scheduled for 21:00.

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Saturday sees three matches on the slate starting with Wales taking on Georgia from 15:00. England will be out to secure top spot in Pool D when they face Samoa in the 17:45 kick off. 


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The biggest match on Saturday will be Scotland’s showdown with Ireland which kicks off at 21:00.

Sunday’s afternoon kick-off sees Japan face Argentina in a match that is effectively a knockout match with the winner set to secure Pool D’s second quarter-final place. The match kicks off at 13:00 on Sunday, 8 October 2023.

Tonga take on Romania in the final match of Pool B on Sunday from 17:45. Both sides are chasing a first win at the tournament.

In Sunday’s Pool stage finale, Fiji will be out to book their place in a quarter-final when they take on Portugal from 21:00.


All matches will be broadcast live on Supersport channels for DStv subscribers in South Africa. Select matches will also go out on free-to-air TV on SABC 2 with a streaming option on SABC Plus.


Thursday 5 October 

New Zealand vs Uruguay 21:00

Friday 6 October

France vs Italy 21:00

Saturday 7 October

Wales vs Georgia 15:00

England vs Samoa 17:45

Ireland vs Scotland 21:00

Sunday 8 October

Japan vs Argentina 13:00

Romania vs Tonga 17:45

Fiji vs Portugal 21:00

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