Toulouse hosts the 2023 Rugby World Cup – 2023 Rugby World Cup

Gaëlle Hermet and Maxime Médard, godmother and patron of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Toulouse

These two figures who are the symbol of rugby in Toulouse are the ones chosen to sponsor the Rugby World Cup in Toulouse.

Gael Hermit, a Stade Toulousain player, is the 15th captain of the France women’s national team and has 26 picks to her credit. Her track record already lists strong references: a four-time Grand Slam winner at the Women’s Six Nations Championship in 2018, and a two-time finalist at the tournament (2018 and 2019).

Maxime MedardToulouse by birth, an iconic player at Toulouse Stadium, this champion’s list of awards dear to the hearts of Rouge and Noire fans is the most highly acclaimed: 63 picks in the French team, two-time European champion (2005 and 2010) and four-time champion of France (2008, 2011, 2012 and 2019 ).

Taste the World Cup in November 2022

The information has been confirmed by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FFR): The 15th of France must face the Japanese national team in a preparatory match on the field, in November 2022. A taste of the World Cup that will stir excitement in the stadium and the Toulouse team.

Figure: 6.3 million euros

This is the amount of investments made by Toulouse Metropole to host the Rugby World Cup in the best conditions.

It includes the paid support to the World Cup Organizer to support him in his missions of public interest, stadium commitment (light therapy, big screens, lawn expansion, wifi deployment, etc.), installation of a futuristic rugby village, as well as the entertainment program to bring the event to life across the city.

Here are the 5 matches that will be played at the 2023 Rugby World Cup stadium

  • Sunday 10 September: Japan / Americas 2 (Group D)
  • Friday 15 September: New Zealand / Africa 1 (Group A)
  • Saturday 23 September: Europe 1 / Final Tournament Winner (Group C)
  • Thursday, September 28: Japan / Samoa (Group D).
  • Sunday October 8: Fiji / Final Tournament Winner (Group C).

Ticket office opening times

About 2.6 million tickets will be available for the 10th Men’s Rugby World Cup, which will begin on September 8, 2023.

Ticket sales began in the spring of 2021. It will continue at the end of September 2021 with the sale of the “City 2” and “Quarterfinals” packages. Single tickets will be released in 2022.

> More information about tickets, prices and formats on offer

Be part of the “2023 Family”

When you become a member of “Family 2023”, free online registration, you will be able to enjoy exclusive benefits in the World Cup:

  • Ticket preview
  • Final stage tickets
  • Behind the scenes access to the competition…

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In Toulouse, it has a long tradition of hosting the Rugby World Cup


With the 2023 edition, this will be the third time the Toulouse stadium will host the Rugby World Cup.
In 1999, two matches of this international competition were held at “Little Wembley”.
In 2007, supporters of Toulouse attended four pool duels and had the opportunity to see the 15th of France and all blacks develop in their garden.
Besides Toulouse, 8 other cities will host the 2023 World Cup matches: Lille, Nantes, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice, Lyon, Saint-Etienne and Saint-Denis.

With 21 Prenos and 5 European Cups, Toulouse has the best French rugby record. Discover in video the wonderful moments of this beautiful love story between Toulouse and Rugby.

To find out more

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Visit the France 2023 website


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