Italy vs Namibia Rugby World Cup

Italy will take on Namibia today to begin their campaign in the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The action shifts to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, in Saint-Étienne, after the exciting curtain-raiser between the host France and New Zealand.

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Les Blues made a statement early in the tournament by taking down three-time World Champions New Zealand by 27-13, yesterday. Italy, Namibia, and Uruguay are also in Pool A with the heavyweights France and New Zealand, as two teams will make it to the quarter-finals.

Italy have played in every edition of the Rugby World Cup. They are yet to reach the quarter-finals of this competition, finishing third in their pool every time except 1999. A promising side and heading into the tournament with good form, this could be Italy’s year.

On the other hand, Namibia will look for their first victory in their Rugby World Cup history. They have played 22 matches, with one match canceled in Japan, in six tournaments to date. Their best result was a 16-15 loss against Georgia, in 2015.

This may be their year as the Welwitschias will play against France, New Zealand, and Uruguay in Pool A this year.

Italy and Namibia met in Pool B four years ago in the Rugby World Cup in Japan, in what was their first meeting in the tournament. Italy won the match in the rain but Namibia won the hearts of the fans.

Here we have the Italy vs Namibia Rugby World Cup live stream, date, kick-off time, head-to-head, and how to watch on TV.

  • Rugby World Cup 2023
  • Italy vs. Namibia | Pool A
  • Date: Saturday, 9 September 2023
  • Kick-off Time: 1:00 pm local time (GMT+2)
  • Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, in Saint-Étienne

Italy vs Namibia Line-Ups

ITALY: Tommaso Allan; Ange Capuozzo, Juan Ignacio Brex, Luca Morisi, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fischetti, Giacomo Nicotera, Simone Ferrari; Dino Lamb, Federico Ruzza; Sebastian Negri, Michele Lamaro (captain), Lorenzo Cannone.

Replacements: Hame Faiva, Ivan Nemer, Marco Riccioni, David Sisi, Manuel Zuliani, Martin Page-Relo, Paolo Odogwu, Pierre Bruno.

NAMIBIA: Divan Rossouw; Gershwin Mouton, Johan Deysel (captain), Danco Burger, JC Greyling; Tiaan Swanepoel, Damian Stevens; Desiderius Sethie, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Johan Coetzee; Adriaan Ludick, Tjiuee Uanivi; Wian Conradie, Johan Retief, Richard Hardwick.

Replacements: Louis van der Westhuizen, Jason Benade, Casper Viviers, Tiaan De Klerk, Prince Gaoseb, Jacques Theron, Andre van der Bergh, Le Roux Malan.


Italy and Namibia met once in the Rugby World Cup in Pool B, in 2019. Italy won the match in the rain at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka. The sides shared 10 tries, with Italy scoring 7 and Namibia 3.

How to Watch Italy vs Namibia Rugby World Cup on TV?

The Italy vs. Namibia match in the RWC 2023 will be available live on RAI and Sky Sports in Italy, with live streaming on the Sky Go app.

Fans can watch the Rugby World Cup matches on NBC in the United States. ITV is the official TV broadcaster of the tournament in the UK. In Australia, fans can watch Rugby World Cup games on Stan Sport, and on Sky Sports NZ in New Zealand.

Here are the official TV and live-streaming broadcasters of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in different territories.

Country  TV Channel Live Stream
USA NBC Peacock, FuboTV, Sling
France TF1, M6, France TV MYTF1
New Zealand  Sky Sports NZ, Prime Sky Go
Australia  Stan Sport, Nine Stan App, 9Now
South Africa  SuperSport DStv App
Argentina  TVP, Star+ Star+
Ireland RTE, Virgin Media RTE Player
Japan J Sports
Italy Sky Sports, RAI Sky Go


How to Live Stream the Match?

Today’s Italy vs Namibia Rugby World Cup live stream will be available on the following platforms.

  • UK: ITVX
  • USA: Peacock, FuboTV, Sling Blue
  • New Zealand: Sky Go
  • Italy: Sky Go
  • Australia: Stan App


ITVX is the streaming home for all of ITV, meaning fans can enjoy the Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream on ITVX.

You can easily download the app from your app store. You can watch ITVX for free, or buy a premium subscription for £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year. ITVX Premium lets you watch ad-free and download shows to your mobile device.


Peacock will provide the live stream of all 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup in the USA.

To access all of the content Peacock has to offer, you can sign up for a Peacock Premium subscription at $5.99 a month (+tax) or $59.99 per year (+tax).

Fubo TV

Cord cutters can watch the Italy vs Namibia RWC match live stream on NBC through FuboTV. The FuboTV pro pack comes at $74.99 per month and offers a 7-day free trial.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.


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