More Than 100 Hours of Live Rugby World Cup Coverage Features Every Match Streaming Live on Peacock, Select Matches Live on CNBC
Coverage Begins Friday, September 8, with the Opening Match at 3:15 p.m. ET Live on Peacock Featuring Host-Nation France Taking on World No. 2 New Zealand
2023 Rugby World Cup Final Presented Live on Saturday, October 28, at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock and CNBC; NBC to Present Encore Coverage on Sunday, October 29
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 8, 2023 – One month from today, NBC Sports will present the 2023 Rugby World Cup live across Peacock and CNBC. Held in France, the championship tournament will begin with host-nation France taking on World No. 2 New Zealand on Friday, Sept. 8, at 3:15 p.m. ET live on Peacock.
Peacock will stream all 48 matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup live from Sept. 8-Oct. 28, presenting more than 100 hours of live coverage from France. In addition to Peacock, CNBC will present 15 matches live over the course of the tournament, and NBC will air encores of four matches (including two quarterfinal matches and the final). NBC Sports’ full 2023 Rugby World Cup match schedule is below.
Current World No. 4 South Africa won the 2019 Rugby World Cup, defeating England in the final from Japan, marking the country’s third World Cup title and moving into a tie with New Zealand for the most Rugby World Cup titles. The famed All Blacks of New Zealand finished in third place in 2019.
This year’s tournament will be hosted by France, as the country prepares to host the 2024 Olympics in July of next year in its capital city of Paris. All Rugby World Cup matches will be held throughout the country at Stade de France, Stade de Toulouse, Stade de Marseille, OL Stadium, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Stade de Bordeaux, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Stade de Nice, and Stade de la Beaujoire.
Group stage play, beginning with the opening match on Sept. 8, through Oct. 8, consists of four pools of five with each team playing the other four teams in their pool. The two top teams in each pool will qualify for the quarterfinals, which will be played on Oct. 14 and 15. The four quarterfinal winners will then advance to the semifinals (Oct. 20 and 21), with the two winners advancing to the final to be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from Stade de France.
Participating teams in this year’s Rugby World Cup include: New Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia (Pool A); South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, Romania (Pool B); Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal (Pool C); and England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, and Chile (Pool D).
Following are the World Rugby men’s rankings heading into the tournament:
Former USA Rugby captain Dan Lyle and Alex Corbiserio, who played internationally for England, will serve as studio hosts. Lyle was the captain of Team USA in the 1999 Rugby World Cup and was also a member of the team in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Corbiserio represented England in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
In addition to all 48 matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup streaming live, Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, including live coverage of Sunday Night Football, Olympic Games, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Big Ten football (beginning in September), and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.
To learn more about the 2023 Rugby World Cup on Peacock, which is available for $5.99/month, click here.
How to Watch – Friday, September 8 – Sunday, October 29 (all times ET):
- Streaming: Peacock (LIVE), NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
- TV: CNBC (LIVE), NBC
2023 RUGBY WORLD CUP SCHEDULE
|Fri., Sept. 8||France v. New Zealand||3:15 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 9||Italy v. Namibia||7 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sat., Sept. 9||Ireland v. Romania||9:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 9||Australia v. Georgia||Noon p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 9||England v. Argentina||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 10||Japan v. Chile||7 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sun., Sept. 10||South Africa v. Scotland||11:30 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sun., Sept. 10||Wales v. Fiji||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Thurs., Sept. 14||France v. Uruguay||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Sept. 15||New Zealand v. Namibia||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 16||Samoa v. Chile||9 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 16||Wales v. Portugal||11:30 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sat., Sept. 16||Ireland v. Tonga||3- p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 17||South Africa v. Romania||9 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 17||Australia v. Fiji||11:30 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sun., Sept. 17||England v. Japan||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Wed., Sept. 20||Italy v. Uruguay||11:45 a.m.||Peacock|
|Thurs., Sept. 21||France v. Namibia||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Sept. 22||Argentina v. Samoa||11:45 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 23||Georgia v. Portugal||8 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sat., Sept. 23||England v. Chile||11:30 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sat., Sept. 23||South Africa v. Ireland||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 24||Scotland v. Tonga||11:30 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sun., Sept. 24||Wales v. Australia||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Wed., Sept. 27||Uruguay v. Namibia||11:45 a.m.||Peacock|
|Thurs., Sept. 28||Japan v. Samoa||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Sept. 29||New Zealand v. Italy||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 30||Argentina v. Chile||9 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sat., Sept. 30||Fiji v. Georgia||11:30 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sat., Sept. 30||Scotland v. Romania||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 1||Australia v. Portugal||11:30 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sun., Oct. 1||South Africa v. Tonga||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Thurs., Oct. 5||New Zealand v. Uruguay||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 6||France v. Italy||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 7||Wales v. Georgia||9 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sat., Oct. 7||England v. Samoa||11:30 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sat., Oct. 7||Ireland v. Scotland||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 8||Japan v. Argentina||7 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sun., Oct. 8||Tonga v. Romania||11:30 a.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sun., Oct. 8||Ireland v. Scotland||Noon||NBC*|
|Sun., Oct. 8||Fiji v. Portugal||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 14||Quarterfinal||11 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 14||Quarterfinal||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 15||Quarterfinal||11 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Oct. 15||Quarterfinal||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 20||Semifinal||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 21||Semifinal||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., Oct. 27||Third Place Match||3 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 28||Final||3 p.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sun., Oct. 29||Final||Noon||NBC*|