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Rugby World Cup

It’s almost time for the start of the Rugby World Cup 2023 season, and we are very excited to watch the Springboks show the world just what they are made of. This will be the 10th time that the Rugby World Cup takes place, and South Africa presently holds the title, after beating England in 2019. If you’re looking for Newlands restaurants where you can catch the live action, be sure not to miss the amazing experience of viewing the game at Forries!

Come and join us at Forries and enjoy the vibe as we cheer on the boys in green and gold. Bring your friends, family, and even Fido along to enjoy the game while sipping on an ice-cold, fresh beer and savoring our delicious menu! With big screen viewing both inside the restaurant and outside in the beer garden, you won’t miss a second of the action no matter where you choose to sit.

rugby world cup 2023 - Springbok Rugby Supporters

A Brief History of the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup held its first tournament in 1987, and since then, it has taken place every four years, attracting rugby fans from all corners of the globe. It has a rich history filled with unforgettable moments, fierce rivalries, and sporting excellence. The tournament, which was first held in 1987, sees top international teams contending for the coveted Webb Ellis Cup. Fans gather not only in the stadiums themselves to watch but also in many a pub and grill around the world.

South Africa has won the Webb Ellis Cup three out of the nine times that the tournament has been held so far, making it one of the most successful teams in the history of the men’s Rugby World Cup. Forries pub and restaurant is the perfect place to come and show them the support they need to make history at the Rugby World Cup 2023 and be the only team to win the cup four times since the tournament began.

According to Wikipedia, here is the list of winners over the years:

  • 1987: New Zealand
  • 1991: Australia
  • 1995: South Africa
  • 1999: Australia
  • 2003: England
  • 2007: South Africa
  • 2011: New Zealand
  • 2015: New Zealand
  • 2019: South Africa

The Rugby World Cup 2023: All The Important Dates, Teams & More

1. Where is the Rugby World Cup 2023?

The next Rugby World Cup is going to be held in France this year, and it will be taking place in nine venues across the country. These include stadiums in Lille Metropole, Bordeaux, Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Nantes, Saint-Etienne, Nice, Toulouse and Saint-Denis.

rugby world cup 2023 - French Rugby Stadium

2. When is the Rugby World Cup 2023?

The Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures run from the 8th of September until the 28th of October 2023.

The quarter-finals will be played on the 14th and 15th of October, and then the semi-finals will be on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of October.

The final will take place on Saturday, the 28th of October 2023.

Drop Kicking Rugby Ball

3. What is the Rugby World Cup 2023 schedule?

The Rugby World Cup pools have been announced, and the Springboks have been allocated to Pool B.

Here is a detailed list of all the teams and the pools they are going to be playing in:

Pool A:
France, New Zealand, Uruguay, Italy, Namibia

Pool B:
Ireland,  Scotland, South Africa, Romania, Tonga

Pool C:
Australia, Wales, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal

Pool D:
Argentina,  England, Samoa, Chile, Japan

The Rugby World Cup 2023 pools begin on the 8 September 2023.

rugby world cup 2023 - Rugby Ball

4. When does South Africa play their games?

The rugby world cup 2023 dates for the Springboks are as follows:

  • South Africa’s first match will be against Scotland on 10 September at 17:45 at Stade Marseille in Marseille.
  • Then they play Romania on 17 September at 15:00 at Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux. 
  • They will then face Ireland on 23 September at 21:00 at Stade de France in Paris
  • Finally, they will play Tonga on 1 October at 21:00 at Stade Marseille in Marseille.
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5. Who will be playing in the Springbok team? (released 8 August)

South Africa has many incredible players to choose from for the 2023 team, and the training squad has been practising very hard to prepare for the championship. According to South African Rugby World, the final list of 33 players who will represent the Springbok World Cup 2023 rugby team are:

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PropsScrum-halves
Steven Kitshoff
Ox Nché
Trevor Nyakane
Frans Malherbe
Vincent Koch
Cobus Reinach
Faf de Klerk
Grant Williams
Jaden Hendrikse
HookersFly-halves
Malcolm Marx
Bongi Mbonambi
Damian Willemse
Manie Libbok
LocksCentres
Eben Etzebeth
RG Snyman
Marvin Orie
Jean Kleyn
Jesse Kriel
Damian de Allende
Andre Esterhuizen
Back-rowsBack-three
Siya Kolisi (captain)
Marco van Staden
Kwagga Smith
Jasper Wiese
Duane Vermeulen
Pieter-Steph du Toit
Makazole Mapimpi
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Canan Moodie
Willie le Roux
Kurt-Lee Arendse
Utility forwards
Deon Fourie
Franco Mostert
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6. Where can I buy Rugby World Cup 2023 tickets?

Tickets for the 2023 Rugby World Cup are going to be in high demand because of the popularity of the championship, and many tickets have already been sold. The best chance, and most secure way, for those lucky enough to travel to France for the games to purchase tickets for their spot in the stands, would be to buy tickets from the official Rugby World Cup website.

Catch All The Action at Forries!

There’s no better place to watch all the World Cup Rugby action than at Forries! Our iconic pub and grill venue is a favourite out of all Newlands restaurants and offers an unbeatable atmosphere, making it the ultimate destination for rugby fans. With our large screens, delicious food, and vibrant crowds, you can be sure to have an incredible time at Foresters Arms.

Forries truly captures the spirit of the game, making it an experience you won’t want to miss! Everyone will be searching for “pubs open near me” to watch the game in Newlands, so space at Foresters Arms will be at a premium during the Rugby World Cup 2023 season. We recommend booking a table in advance to avoid disappointment.

Call us on 021 689 5949 or follow this link to book a table online to watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 games at Foresters Arms!

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