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What time are Rugby World Cup matches on TV today

Find out how and when you can watch Rugby World Cup action from France on Thursday 21 September 2023

21-09-23 12:10
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Hosts France return to action in the Rugby World Cup and face Namibia on Thursday night from 21:00.

France vs Namibia is the only match scheduled for Thursday 21 September.

The match will be broadcast live on Supersport.

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Namibia scrumhalf Jacques Theron makes his first start at No 9 lining up against one of the best to ever play the position in Antoine Dupont.

“It’s my first start for Namibia so I’m massively excited to show what I can do and what’s in me,” Theron said.

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“Playing against Dupont, one of the world’s biggest rugby names right now, is going to be a lot of fun and I know I can learn a lot from him, so I’m very excited for the challenge.

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He also said: “He’s got excellent vision playing the game. As a scrumhalf that’s one of the most important parts you need, so if by any chance he can give me some of that, that would be awesome.”

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France: 15 Thomas Ramos; 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Louis Bielle-Biarrey, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Antoine Dupont (captain), 8 Anthony Jelonch, 7 Charles Ollivon, 6 Francois Cros, 5 Thibaud Flament, 4 Cameron Woki, 3 Uini Atonio, 2 Peato Mauvaka, 1 Cyril Baille

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Replacements: 16 Pierre Bourgarit, 17 Reda Wardi, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Paul Boudehent, 21 Baptiste Couilloud, 22 Yoram Moefana, 23 Melvyn Jaminet

Namibia: 15 Andre van der Berg; 14 Gerswin Mouton, 13 Johan Deysel (captain), 12 Danco Burger, 11 JC Greyling; 10 Cliven Loubser, 9 Jacques Theron; 8 Prince Gaoseb, 7 Johan Retief, 6 Max Katjijeko; 5 Adriaan Ludick, 4 Mahepisa Tjeriko; 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Louis van der Westhuizen, 1 Desiderius Sethie

Replacements: 16 Obert Nortje, 17 Jason Benade, 18 Haitembu Shikufa, 19 PJ Van Lill, 20 Richard Hardwick, 21 Oela Blaauw, 22 Alcino Izaacs, 23 Divan Rossouw

Date: Thursday, September 21

Venue: Stade de Marseille, Marseille

Kick-off: 21.00 (19.00 GMT; 21.00 CAT)

Expected weather: Thundery showers and a fresh breeze with high of 24°C and a low of 15°C

Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

Assistant Referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland) & Craig Evans (Wales)

TMO: Joy Neville (Ireland)