Rugby World Cup final 2023 LIVE: Kick-off time, team news and how to follow as New Zealand take on South Africa in Paris
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Rugby World Cup final 2023 LIVE: Kick-off time, team news and how to follow as New Zealand take on South Africa in Paris

Oct 23, 2023

The 2023 Rugby World Cup final is set as South Africa take on New Zealand for glory this weekend.

This year’s tournament is taking place in France and only one nation can walk away with the famous Webb Ellis Cup.

Who will be lifting the Webb Ellis Cup?

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Who will be lifting the Webb Ellis Cup?Credit: AFP

South Africa are the current titleholders and they reached the final again by knocking out England on Saturday evening.

They will take on New Zealand after the All Blacks beat Argentina.

The final is one of the best events in sport and this year’s is sure to be no different.

Rugby World Cup final: Date and time

The 2023 Rugby World Cup final will take place on Saturday, October 28.

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It is being held at the Stade de France in Paris and will kick off at 8pm UK time.

France’s national stadium hosts 80,000 people and is the perfect venue for such a massive game.

England were knocked out in the semi-final

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England were knocked out in the semi-finalCredit: Getty

Rugby World Cup final: Knockout stage results

Quarter-finals

  • Wales 17-29 Argentina
  • Ireland 24-28 New Zealand
  • England 30-24 Fiji
  • France 28-29 South Africa

Semi-finals

  • Argentina 6-44 New Zealand
  • England 15-16 South Africa

3rd Place Play-off

  • Argentina vs England – Friday, October 27, 8pm

Final

  • New Zealand vs South Africa – Saturday, October 28, 8pm

Rugby World Cup final: Squads

New Zealand

Forwards: Ethan de Groot, Tyrel Lomax, Nepo Laulala, Fletcher Newell, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Tamaiti Williams, Dane Coles, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Codie Taylor, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Tupou Vaa’I, Samuel Whitelock, Sam Cane (captain), Shannon Frizell, Luke Jacobson, Dalton Papli’I, Ardie Savea.

Backs: Finlay Christie, Cam Roigard, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, Richie Mo’unga, Jordie Barrett, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Caleb Clarke, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Will Jordan, Emoni Narawa, Mark Telea.

South Africa

Forwards: Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Frans Malherbe, Ox Nche, Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi, Malcolm Marx, Eben Etzebeth, Jean Kleyn, Marvin Orie, Franco Mostert, Dean Fourie, RG Snyman, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (captain), Kwagga Smith, Marco van Staden, Duane Vermeulen, Jasper Wiese.

Backs: Faf de Klerk, Jaden Hendrikse, Cobus Reinach, Grant Williams, Manie Libbok, Damian Willemse, Damian de Allende, Andre Esterhuizen, Jesse Kriel, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Cheslin Kolbe, Willie le Roux, Makazole Mapimpi, Canan Moodie.

The Stade de France is the ideal venue for the Rugby World Cup final

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The Stade de France is the ideal venue for the Rugby World Cup final

Rugby World Cup 2023 final: How to follow

The final will be shown on ITV 1 from 7pm and can be streamed live for free through the ITV website.

talkSPORT’s Andrew McKenna will have regular updates from the showpiece match.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

ou can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

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