France is hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 and the French team, led by Fabien Galthié and Antoine Dupont, of course intends to shine during the tournament.
France achieved a remarkable sporting feat on September 8, dominating the formidable New Zealand team in the opening match of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Fabien Galthié’s men are in a very favorable position for the future. , because the All Blacks were certainly the most formidable opponents of their group.
On the evening of September 14, it is another nation that the Blues will challenge: Uruguay. On paper, it is a less dangerous team than New Zealand. But it is from the ground that the truth will emerge. The teammates of Antoine Dupont, who is the captain, may be favorites in the tournament, but they know that they should not take anyone lightly.
In total, 20 teams are participating in the tournament, through 48 matches which will be played in nine stadiums. The final will be played on October 28 at the Stade de France. As for the broadcasters, there are three in France: TF1, M6 and France TV. The bulk of the competition will be covered by TF1, but certain quarter-finals and at least one match of the French team will be broadcast by M6 and France TV.
When is the Rugby World Cup?
The competition runs from September 8 to October 28, 2023. It takes place in France, in nine stadiums spread across the entire metropolitan territory. Apart from the Stade de France, the Pierre-Mauroy stadium (Villeneuve-d’Ascq) and the Beaujoire stadium (Nantes), the other sports arenas are mainly located in the south of the country, where the passion for rugby is greatest. perennial.
How to follow the Rugby World Cup live?
As the Rugby World Cup takes place in mainland France, match schedules are widely accessible to the public in mainland France, as well as in the rest of European countries. The highest stakes matches will take place in the evening, from 9 p.m. The others will take place at different times, in the afternoon, from 1 p.m.
If you have a television, simply turn on your set at the appointed time to watch the matches of your choice. In France, the broadcast of the competition is divided between three television groups: TF1 has recovered the rights for the competition in its entirety and will naturally reserve the most attractive posters, including the semi-finals, the small final and the final.
However, the first channel reached an arrangement with M6 And France TV to sublicense certain meetings. Depending on the teams you want to follow, you will therefore have to juggle between three television channels. France TV and M6 also each secured a quarter-final match (the other two unsurprisingly going to TF1).
Where to watch rugby matches today live and streaming?
You don’t need to have a television to watch the Rugby World Cup live. Solutions are available to you to follow meetings on the internet, in streaming and legally.
The Rugby World Cup on TF1
This is the first and most obvious solution, because TF1 will broadcast most of the French team’s matches, the opening match, several high-stakes matches (quarter, semi, small and final) as well as some superb posters . You will need to log in live from TF1 (an account is required). The channel also implemented a dedicated section to centralize everything.
The Rugby World Cup on France.TV (France Télévisions)
France Télévisions also allows you to watch its programs online, from its website. France.TV. You again need a dedicated account on the platform to access the live broadcast, but its creation is free and only takes a handful of minutes. France Télévisions also has deployed a specific page to the competition.
Here are the ten matches secured by France.TV. Note the presence of a French team match and a quarter-final.
- Japan – Chile, September 10, 2023 (1 p.m.)
- South Africa – Scotland, September 10, 2023 (5:45 p.m.)
- South Africa – Romania, September 17, 2023 (3 p.m.)
- Australia – Fiji, September 17, 2023 (5:45 p.m.)
- France – Namibia, September 21, 2023 (9 p.m.)
- Scotland – Tonga, September 24, 2023 (5:45 p.m.)
- Australia – Portugal, October 1, 2023 (5:45 p.m.)
- Wales – Georgia, October 7, 2023 (3 p.m.)
- England – Samoa, October 7, 2023 (5:45 p.m.)
- Quarter-final: October 14 or 15, 2023 (5 p.m. or 9 p.m.)
The Rugby World Cup on M6
Same story as the two other television channels: you can see M6 on the net, by accessing to the official website (you need an account) or through the dedicated page. M6 recovered 18 matches, including a quarter-final. There are also matches involving high-profile teams, such as Australia, England and Ireland.
- Italy – Namibia
- Ireland – Romania
- Australia – Georgia
- Samoa – Chile
- Wales – Qualify
- Georgia – Qualify
- England – Chile
- Japan – Samoa
- Argentina – Chile
- Fiji – Georgia
- Scotland – Romania
- Japan – Argentina
- Tonga – Romania
- Fiji – Qualify
- Italy – Uruguay
- Argentina – Samoa
- Uruguay – Namibia
- A 1/4 final
The Rugby World Cup on Molotov
Third-party services allow you to view TF1, France Télévisions and M6 channels. This is the case of Molotov. Be careful, however: the streaming platform allows you to watch France TV group channels for free, but not those of TF1 and M6. You must take out a subscription to Molotov Extra, billed at 5.99 euros per month, without commitment (the first month is 0.99 euros).
A solution to optimize the subscription could be to take Molotov Extra on the day the competition starts, to benefit from the first month at a reduced rate. However, you will have to pay the following month at its normal rate, since the tournament lasts 50 days in total. Molotov exists in the form of a website and an application to install on the computer.
The Rugby World Cup on MyCanal
Last major option to note: MyCanal. Through agreements between the channels, Canal+ allows you to watch the Rugby World Cup through its service, by selecting the appropriate channel (TF1, M6, France TV). MyCanal is available via its website and its dedicated mobile application. A subscription to Mycanal is required to view channels via this channel.
Matches to follow for the French rugby team
During the first round, the French rugby team will face the following nations:
- France – New Zealand, September 8 at 9:15 p.m. (TF1)
- France – Uruguay, September 14 at 9 p.m. (TF1)
- France – Namibia, September 21 at 9 p.m. (France TV)
- France – Italy, October 6 at 9 p.m. (TF1)
The rest of the French team’s journey will depend on its results in Group A. The big player is obviously New Zealand (the All Blacks), whose reputation is well established. She finished 3rd at the 2019 World Cup and won this competition three times (1987, 2011 and 2015). The team is very often in the final or, at least, in the semi-final.
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