Rugby World Cup 2023 schedule released, France to take on All Blacks in opener

- The Rugby World Cup 2023 will take place in France with the hosts versing New Zealand in the opening match

- South Africa will play in Pool B along with Ireland, Scotland, Asia/Pacific 1 and Europe 2.

- South Africa's first match will be against Scotland in Marseille on 10 September 2023

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The Rugby World Cup will be taking place in France in 2023, where the Springboks will defend their title as Rugby World Cup champions and try and make history by winning the competition for the fourth time.

The opening match will feature two rugby giants, France and New Zealand in Paris at the Stade de France stadium.

The schedule looks good for the Springboks who will be taking on Scotland in their first match. South Africa will play in Pool B along with Ireland, Scotland, Asia/Pacific 1 and Europe 2.

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Here is the full schedule for the Rugby World Cup:

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that South African rugby players have been raising the SA flag very high. When they are not winning the Rugby World Cup they are receiving auspicious awards and titles within the world rugby sphere.

Three talented and hardworking SA rugby players, Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, and Bryan Habana have taken the rugby world limelight by all getting named the World Rugby 15s Team of the decade.

While Siya Kolisi did not get the title, he also received special recognition at the awards which were spearheaded by the World Rugby Awards’ star-studded panel who were given the difficult task of selecting two Teams of the Decade.

In other news, despite the Stormers best efforts they were unable to keep Springbok captain Siya Kolisi. He has been linked to a move to the Sharks in KwaZulu-Natal.

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The Stormers has been the only home Siya has known in his rugby career spanning 11 years. His contract was officially set to end in October 2021 but Siya was ready to move on.

His move to KZN has a lot to do with changes that have taken place with the Sharks. The KZN team sold a controlling stake in the franchise to Roc Nations Sport in January.

The president of Roc Nations Sport Michael York and Vincent Mai were the ones responsible for Kolisi getting his scholarship to attend Greys High School which helped him improve his rugby.

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