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#WeAre2023 – Rugby World Cup in France

We are rugby We are #2023 – Rugby World Cup in France

In November 1823, something went a little haywire in William Webb Ellis’s head. In a football match that was going badly, this British student took the ball in his hands and dashed madly all the way to the other end of the pitch, carefully avoiding all his opponents as he went.

Was this a fit of madness? No, it was the birth of something new: of rugby, whose 200th anniversary we’ll have the pleasure of celebrating in France in 2023, on the occasion of the 10th Rugby World Cup.

Rugby World Cup 2023 will take place in 10 host cities, chosen after a rigorous and transparent process: Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.

Here are the main key figures:

  • 200 years of rugby
  • 10th Rugby World Cup
  • 10 host cities
  • 45 days of celebration: 8 September to 21 October 2023
  • 2,583,326 tickets available at the 9 stadia
  • More than 450,000 international spectators expected

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