Rugby World Cup 2023
The stage is set for the biggest talents in the men’s game….from Friday 8th September to Saturday 28th October 2023
Some key matches are being played in the south of France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille and in the Stade de Nice. St Tropez is nicely positioned between the two venues and we will be providing limousine and helicopter transfers between the two venues, and from St Tropez.
Home to Ligue 1 club OGC Nice, Stade de Nice is another RWC 2023 host venue that also staged matches during UEFA Euro 2016 and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. The stadium hosted its only test to date on 17 August, 2019, when Maxime Médard scored two tries to help France to a 32-3 win over Scotland. RC Toulonnais have also played some Top 14 home matches at the stadium.
Stade de Nice is scheduled to host four matches during RWC 2023, with Wales, England, Japan, Italy and Scotland among the teams that will play on its manicured turf. England’s encounter with Japan on 17 September, 2023, promises to be one not to miss as Eddie Jones comes up against the side he coached at RWC 2015.
Capacity : 35 983 seats
Saturday 16th September: WALES v FINAL QUALIFIER WINNER
Sunday 17th September: ENGLAND v JAPAN
Wednesday 20th September: ITALY v URUGUAY
Sunday 24th September: SCOTLAND v TONGA
A historic stadium that has been renovated three times since it opened in 1937, Stade Vélodrome hosted two quarter-finals at RWC 2007. The home of Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille and a host venue during the FIFA World Cup in 1938 and 1998, the stadium staged its first test match on 18 November, 2000, when France beat New Zealand 42-33. Since then Les Bleus have played a further 11 tests at the iconic venue, winning nine and losing twice — against Argentina in 2004 and the All Blacks in 2009.
On 18 April, 2009, RC Toulonnais played their home Top 14 match against Stade Toulousain in front of 57,039 fans and have returned on a handful of occasions since. Four pool matches of RWC 2023 will be hosted there, including England-Argentina and France’s game against the Africa Cup 2022 winners, plus two of the quarter-finals.
Capacity : 67 847 seats
Saturday 9th September: ENGLAND v ARGENTINA
Sunday 10th September: SCOTLAND v SOUTH AFRICA
Thursday 21st September: FRANCE v NAMIBIA
Sunday 1st October: SOUTH AFRICA v TONGA
Saturday 14th October: QUARTER FINAL ONE
Sunday 15th October: QUARTER FINAL THREE