Previewing the Rugby World Cup 2023

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The Rugby World Cup is back and we can’t wait for the excitement, thrills, and drama that this prestigious tournament never fails to deliver. Taking place in France, the Rugby World Cup 2023 promises to be the biggest ever. Whether you’re a fan looking to back your favourite team with a rugby shirt, or you’ve been inspired to pull on the boots and hit the field, Greaves have you covered for the big tournament and beyond.

Rugby World Cup in France

France will host the Rugby World Cup this year - it’s the third time this rugby-loving nation has welcomed the world to its picturesque cities and passionate stadiums. The Rugby World Cup 2023 kicks off on the 8th of September and will feature 20 of the world's top men’s rugby nations. The final of the tournament will take place on the 28th of October at the Stade de France.

1. Pool Stage: The 20 teams are divided into four pools, each comprising five teams. This stage is a round-robin format, with each team playing every other team in their pool. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the knockout stage.

2. Knockout Stage: The knockout stage consists of quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the grand finale. It's do-or-die rugby at its finest, with every match determining who advances to the next round until only two teams remain to compete for the coveted Webb Ellis Cup.

Scotland's Quest for Rugby World Cup Glory

The Scottish national rugby team are a formidable force in international rugby. We’ve participated in every Rugby World Cup since the very first back in 1987, reaching the quarter-finals on multiple occasions.

Our Pool B opponents boast some of the biggest & best teams in the world, and will be a very difficult group to qualify from:

  • South Africa
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Tonga
  • Romania

Scotland's campaign in the 2023 Rugby World Cup will hinge on their ability to navigate the group stage successfully. With our history of reaching the knockout rounds, there's no doubt that we Bravehearts have the talent and determination to advance. Our tournament kicks off on the 10th of September against South Africa who are the defending and 3-time world champions.

Despite the tough pool, Scotland are infamous for the grit and determination on the rugby field that has long kept a strong place in the world rankings. Mixing that drive with an exciting and fast paced brand of rugby, there could be some very exciting games ahead.

Rugby World Cup ‘23 Kits

The new 2023 Scotland Rugby kit for the world cup.

At Greaves, you can pick up the brand new 23/24 replica Scotland Rugby shirts, featuring home, away, and training tops. We have replica shirts available, along with pro match shirts that will keep you comfortable and backing the team from the stands, the pub, or the sofa.

Regardless of who you back in the World Cup, we have a range of replica rugby shirts from some of the top nations competing this year, including Wales replica rugby shirts, New Zealand rugby shirts, France rugby shirts, and many more. Our international rugby shirts are available in a range of sizes for men, women, and kids.

Gearing Up For The Rugby World Cup 2023

If you’re inspired by the players on the field, we have all you need to take to the field, including the official RWC2023 match ball from Gilbert. Gilbert are the leading manufacturer of rugby match balls, and the unique design for the tournament is created to include graphics for all 10 host cities. The Rugby World Cup match ball is available in a range of sizes, including mini & midi rugby balls.

As sports specialists, we also have a range of other gear for you to choose from, including a huge range of rugby boots, kicking tees, and other accessories.

Supporting the Rugby World Cup 2023 With Greaves

We can’t wait for the action to kick off as fans descend on France for what is sure to be a tournament like no other. Can Scotland better their previous quarter final appearances? Will South Africa or New Zealand go 1 clear as the most successful Rugby World Cup team for victories? Or will current world number 1 men’s team Ireland win their first title?

Get ready for all the action with Greaves Sports, and enjoy free delivery on all orders over £75.

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