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Rugby World Cup 2023

Rugby World Cup 2023 in Paris.

Sep 8, 2023 → Oct 28, 2023

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Rugby World Cup 2023

As the excitement builds up towards Friday, September 8th, the world is gearing up to witness the spectacular event that is the Rugby World Cup 2023. Hosted amidst the picturesque cities of France, including Paris, Nice, Lyon, and Saint-Denis, amongst other host metropoles, this sporting fiesta promises not just exhilarating matches, but also a delightful array of experiences in the vibrant host cities across September and October. Dive into the magic that this event brings, and find out why it is absolutely worthwhile to be a part of the 2023 Rugby World Cup!

Why the Rugby World Cup 2023 is a Must-Visit

The Rugby World Cup is more than just a series of games; it's a celebration of sport and unity. Here are some highlights that make it an unmissable event:

  1. Stellar Line-Up of Teams: Witness the crème de la crème of rugby fight for glory and honour on the grandest stage of them all.
  2. Historic Stadiums: Enjoy the matches in some of the most iconic stadiums, boasting top-notch facilities and an electric atmosphere. Take a deeper look at the host stadiums in the Rugby World Cup’s official page.
  3. Cultural Melting Pot: Experience a rich blend of cultures as fans from all corners of the globe converge to celebrate their love for rugby.

Unmatched Atmosphere

Imagine being in the midst of thousands of cheering fans, the collective energy, the roars that reverberate across the stadium with each try scored. The camaraderie and spirit of the Rugby World Cup are simply unmatched.

Picture this: With every swift move and powerful try, you're not just a spectator; you become a vital part of a global celebration, a community united in the exhilaration of the moment.

Whether it's the thunderous applause echoing in the stadiums or the euphoric celebrations in the fan zones, every moment is steeped in anticipation and exhilaration. So gear up and head out to become a vibrant part of this grand sporting spectacle, united by the love of rugby!

A Grand Kickoff at Stade de France, Saint-Denis

As the globe turns its attention to Saint-Denis, the anticipation for the Rugby World Cup 2023 reaches fever pitch. The iconic Stade de France is set to host a grand opening ceremony, followed by an electrifying opening match, marking a historic moment in the rugby world.

Opening Ceremony: A French Extravaganza

On September 8th, the Stade de France will be the epicenter of a grand celebration that encapsulates the rich French culture and rugby's 200-year legacy. Directed by the acclaimed Jean Dujardin, the ceremony promises a vibrant showcase of French artistry, gastronomy, and sportsmanship, setting the stage for a tournament that embodies unity and passion.

Opening Game: A Clash of Titans

The opening match pits the dynamic French team against the formidable New Zealand rugby powerhouse, promising a thrilling start to the Rugby World Cup 2023. This encounter is more than a game; it's a celebration of skill, strategy, and the vibrant spirit of rugby, promising an unforgettable experience for fans worldwide to watch.

Being a part of the audience at Saint-Denis offers a golden opportunity to witness history in the making. The electrifying atmosphere at the Stade de France, coupled with the cultural richness of Paris, promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience, uniting fans and media in a global celebration of rugby's spirit and camaraderie.

The Rugby World Cup 2023 Pools

  • Pool A: New Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia
  • Pool B: South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, Romania
  • Pool C: Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal
  • Pool D: England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile

Important Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals

  • Quarter Final 1: Saturday 14th of October, 17:00 CEST, at Stade de Marseille
  • Quarter Final 2: Saturday 14th of October, 21:00 CEST, at Stade de France
  • Quarter Final 3: Sunday 15th of October, 17:00 CEST, at Stade de Marseille
  • Quarter Final 4: Sunday 15th of October, 21:00 CEST, at Stade de France

Rugby World Cup Semi Finals

  • Semi Final 1: Friday 20th of October, 21:00 CEST, at Stade de France
  • Semi Final 2: Saturday 21st of October, 21:00 CEST, at Stade de France

Rugby World Cup Bronze Final

  • Friday 27th of October, 21:00 CEST, at Stade de France

Rugby World Cup Final

  • Saturday 28th of October, 21:00 CEST, at Stade de France

The Bounce Effect: Hassle-Free Luggage Storage

Being at the World Cup isn't just about the matches; it's about immersing yourself in the whole experience without being bogged down by your belongings. Bounce, the world's largest luggage storage platform, offers you the freedom to store your luggage, shopping bags, or any other personal belongings not just at the beginning or end of your travels but also on a daily basis. This means you can move to and from the stadiums and explore the surrounding cities around match times without the inconvenience of carrying your things into the venue. Drop your bags at a secure Bounce location, and seize your day!

Immerse Yourself in the Vibrant Host Cities

Besides the action-packed matches, the host cities themselves offer a plethora of experiences:

  1. Paris: The city of love beckons with its mesmerizing landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Enjoy a delightful evening in Montmartre, soaking in the artistic vibe.
  2. Nice: Nestled on the French Riviera, Nice offers pristine beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Take a stroll on the Promenade des Anglais for breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.
  3. Lyon: A haven for food enthusiasts, Lyon is famed for its exquisite cuisine. Make sure to try some Lyonnaise specialities in one of the traditional bouchons.
  4. Saint-Denis: A stone's throw away from Paris, Saint-Denis is renowned for its gothic basilica and vibrant cultural scene. The city will leave you enchanted with its rich history and modern allure.

Rugby Villages

Want to watch world ranking teams, discuss anything from a games, to a team, to who you think will be the winner? Join thousands of other sports fans and don’t forget to bring your squad to the dedicated Rugby Villages set up across the country so you can make the most out of THE competition of world rugby - the world cup of course!

You will find an official World Cup Rugby Village, and conveniently, nearby luggage storage locations to drop your belongings off before you join the celebration, in any of the following cities in France:

Additional Bounce Tips for the Best Rugby World Cup Experience

Whether its Paris, Nice, Lyon, Saint-Denis, or any of the other host metropoles, Bounce has you and your belongings covered for this yea's Rugby World Cup.

  • BounceShield™ Protection: Rest easy knowing that your luggage is safe with Bounce's $10,000 BounceShield™ Protection when stored through the platform.
  • Flexible Booking: With Bounce's easy and free cancellation policy, feel free to change your plans without any worries.
  • 24/7 Support: In case of any queries or assistance, Bounce's friendly customer support is available round the clock.

See you in France?

As the Rugby World Cup 2023 unfolds in the heart of France, make sure to immerse yourself fully in the festivities and experiences it brings. Remember, at the end of the day, it's not just about the matches, but about also all the additional memories you will make in the host cities, burden free. That’s why Bounce is excited to see you in France!

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All you need to know

  • Who is hosting the Rugby World Cup 2023?

    The Rugby World Cup 2023 is being hosted by France.

  • What is the opening game of the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

    The opening game of the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be between New Zealand (All Blacks) and France. The match is scheduled to take place in Paris, and it is expected to attract a large audience, with fans gathering in various locations to watch the clash. If you are travelling to the game in-person, you can leave your bags or other belongings at multiple nearby locations with Bounce: the world’s largest luggage storage network.

  • Are tickets on sale for Rugby World Cup 2023?

    Yes, tickets for the Rugby World Cup 2023 were on sale. A record 2.6 million tickets were made available for this World Cup, and they went on sale in several phases between March 2021 and April 2022. However, it seems that the highest profile games might already be sold out. You can find a list of the authorized resellers on the official 2023 Rugby World Cup website.

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