How to Watch Rugby World Cup in Wales

The much-awaited Rugby World Cup 2023 is just around the corner. It will be the tenth edition of the biggest rugby union tournament, taking place across eight venues in France, from 8 Sep. to 28 Oct 2023.

The Wales fans are getting ready to back their nation. Wales rugby union team has participated in every edition of the Rugby World Cup so far.

They finished as the bronze medalists in 1987. Four years ago in 2019, Wales lost to the eventual champions South Africa in the semi-finals.

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

Check out the detailed guide about how to watch the Rugby World Cup in Wales on TV and live stream online here.

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

In Wales, fans can watch the exciting Rugby World Cup matches live on ITV. 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.

  • ITV1
  • ITV4

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

Wales will take on Fiji in their Rugby World Cup opener on 10 Sep at 8:00 pm BST.

How to Stream Rugby World Cup Online in Wales?

  • ITVX

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

In Wales, fans can easily download the app from the app store. Fans 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.

Wales RWC 2023 Schedule

Finished semi-finals four years ago, Wales will look to go all the way this time. Wales will play four matches in Pool C against Australia, Fiji, Georgia, and Portugal.

Here are the dates and times in BST.

Wales vs Fiji

  • Sunday, 10th September, 8:00 pm
  • Stade de Bordeaux

Portugal vs Wales 

  • Saturday 16th September, 4:45 pm
  • Allianz Riviera, Nice

Wales vs Australia

  • Sunday, 24th September, 8:00 pm
  • OL Stadium

Wales vs Georgia

  • Saturday, 7th October, 2:00 pm
  • Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
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