The All Blacks will play the initial round of Rugby World Cup 2023 against conventional adversaries France, with the match plan for the worldwide competition declared for the time being.
The All Blacks will play France, Italy and two not really set in stone qualifiers (Africa 1 and Americas 1) in Pool Play at the Tournament, with the All Blacks versus France match to be played on Friday 8 September 2023 at Stade de France in Paris.
The All Blacks then, at that point, head toward the south of France to the city of Toulouse to play Africa 1 per week after the fact on Friday 15 September at Stadium de Toulouse. The group’s last two Pool games will be played at Parc OL, Lyon: Italy on Friday 29 September and Americas 1 on Thursday 5 October. Start up occasions for all matches will be reported by the Tournament at the appropriate time.
All Blacks Captain Sam Cane said: “The Rugby World Cup is the apex of a player’s vocation and the 2023 competition looks set to be as important as could be expected. Despite the fact that it’s as yet a couple of years way, and we don’t yet have the foggiest idea who two of the groups in our pool are, it’s invigorating to have the match plan affirmed.”
The All Blacks have played France multiple times at RWCs, the greater part of any nation, and Italy multiple times, with the 2019 match in Japan dropped (as a result of Typhoon Hagibis).
“It will be a huge event playing France in the initial match of the Tournament. Matches between our different sides have been probably the most commended games in our set of experiences, so it’ll be phenomenal to meet them indeed,” Cane added.