Southern hemisphere giants gear up for Rugby World Cup 2023

Saturday 8th July will see the Rugby Championship kick off with Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and reigning world champions South Africa all set to flex their muscles against each other ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup.

Three rounds of fixtures await, six matches in total. Australia (Wallabies) host both Argentina (Pumas) and New Zealand (All Blacks). South Africa (Springboks) welcome Australia and Argentina whilst New Zealand take on South Africa on home soil. Argentina’s only home fixture will be against New Zealand in that opening round of matches.

The three rounds take place on the 8th, 15th and the 29th July. Normally the tournament follows a home & away structure and is played across six rounds with each nation facing their opponents twice.

The All Blacks lifted the Rugby Championship trophy for the eighth time in 2022. 

The Rugby Championship is the equivalent of the northern hemisphere’s Six Nations tournament. Launched in 1996 it was originally known as the Tri Nations and changed its name in 2012 when Argentina joined. Up until that point Argentina were the only tier one rugby nation in the world that did not face regular international competition. The championship is administered by SANZAAR, a consortium consisting of four national governing bodies, the South African Rugby Union, New Zealand Rugby Union, Rugby Australia and the Argentine Rugby Union.

Following the conclusion of this year’s Rugby Championship these southern hemisphere giants will turn their attention to the Webb Ellis trophy. Each team will face warm up fixtures in August at home and in Europe before taking the journey to Paris and other host cities for the start of Rugby World Cup 2023 on Friday 8th September, when France take on the All Blacks at the Stade de France.

Paris. The Stade de France will host ten fixtures including pool & knock out matches as well as the final.

Supporters of all four countries are readying themselves for the 48 match championship too. They will be part of the expected 600,000 international visitors to the host nation who also contributed to making this edition of the Rugby World Cup the fastest selling ever with 2.5 million tickets sold out a year in advance of that opening fixture.

Recent figures show 90% of the French public support the nation’s hosting of Rugby World Cup with 76% set to join the celebrations either in the stadiums, via media & broadcast or in the host city fan villages. The latter including live coverage of matches, food & beverage, live music, rugby activities, cultural events and children’s zones.

For those that were not able to get general admission tickets at all, or for their matches of choice, official hospitality offers access to gold category seats in all venues with an array of packages on offer. To find your team's fixtures and the hospitality experience options visit DAIMANI.

As the exclusive international Official Hospitality Agent, DAIMANI is the only place to book the widest variety of Official Hospitality packages for Rugby World Cup 2023 providing access to all matches.

There are different tiers of hospitality to suit all budgets but always with an emphasis on French elegance and style. From Webb Ellis & Du Manoir in the luxury category to Le Village & Brennus that both offer a premium experience (see Hospitality Product Comparison below). There is also a new concept in the shape of Rugby House (download the brochure below).

More information on all the choices and availability at Rugby World Cup 2023 can be found via this link where we can also assist with your accommodation and travel/flight needs. You can also use our Recommendation Tool to help guide you, or contact us via with your questions, requirements or to set up a chat. Additional information can be downloaded below.

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John has worked in international and domestic sport for over thirty five years, including holding director level roles with Manchester United and the Commonwealth Games Federation.
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