Opening Ceremony - France v New Zealand

21:00 - Friday 8 September - Stade de France, Paris
Rugby World Cup France 2023

The waiting has come to this: The light-show, the pyrotechnics, the expectation, the atmosphere – nobody does a party like the French which is why the opening ceremony to Rugby World Cup 2023 will take the breath away.

It will bring the curtain up on a truly epic encounter between France and New Zealand which will be a fitting way to launch the tournament.

The Stade de France will be packed, the atmosphere electric and two of the best teams in the world will go head to head. It doesn’t get any better.


What channel is the Opening Ceremony on?

As with most of the Rugby World Cup the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast on ITV 1.