How to Watch Rugby World Cup in England

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is less than a month away. The tenth edition of the biggest rugby union tournament will take place across eight venues in France, from 8 Sep. to 28 Oct. in 2023. France and New Zealand will play the curtain-raiser on 8 Sep. 2023.

Rugby fans across the globe are pumped up to enjoy yet another Rugby World Cup. Fans in England are also set to paint their faces in red and white to cheer their nation.

England finished runners-up four years ago following their defeat to South Africa. The one-time World Champions (2003) will look to go all the way this time.

Fans in England won’t miss a single action as ITV has the Rugby World Cup 2023 broadcasting rights in England. In England, fans can watch all the matches live for free on ITV, with live streaming on ITVX.

Here we have a detailed guide about how to watch the Rugby World Cup in England on TV and live stream online.

Which Channel Will Broadcast the Rugby World Cup 2023 in England?

ITV has the Rugby World Cup broadcasting rights in England. As ITV is a free-to-air channel, all the matches will be available live for free.

“Are you ready for the biggest sporting event of 2023? We are excited to be the tournament’s official broadcaster in 2023,” writes ITV Media on their official site.

How to Watch the Rugby World Cup on TV in England

  • ITV1
  • ITV4

ITV1 and ITV4 will provide exclusive live coverage of all 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup this year. 38 matches will be on ITV1 and 10 matches will be on ITV4.

England will take on Argentina in their Rugby World Cup opener on 9 Sep at 8:00 pm BST.

How to Live Stream Rugby World Cup in England

  • ITVX

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.

What Time is England Playing?

One-time Rugby World Cup champions England will play four matches in Pool D, against Japan, Argentina, Samoa, and Chile.

Here are the dates and times in BST.

England vs Argentina

  • Saturday 9th September, 8:00 pm
  • Stade Velodrome, Marseille

Japan vs England

  • Sunday 17th September, 8:00 pm
  • Allianz Riviera, Nice

England vs Chile

  • Saturday, 23rd September, 4:45 pm
  • Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

England vs Samoa

  • Saturday, 7th October, 4:45 pm
  • Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
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