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Ireland At 2023 Rugby World Cup: Fixtures, Group Table, Permutations

Ireland At 2023 Rugby World Cup: Fixtures, Group Table, Permutations
By Kim Morrissey Updated
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The 2023 Rugby World Cup is well underway now, after Ireland claimed a famous scalp against South Africa in Paris on Saturday night.  Ireland are looking to reach their first-ever Rugby World Cup semifinal in the basking heat of France. We have all of the Irish rugby World Cup fixture details and right here ahead of the monumental tournament.

Andy Farrell’s side have made an incredible start to the tournament, hammering Romania and Tonga before taking down the reigning World Cup champions. Now comes a break week as Ireland plot their course through the rest of the tournament.

We have all the information on Ireland's 2023 World Cup fixtures including kick-off time, where to watch and how to get tickets. Here's how Group B stands after the third set of fixtures.

READ HERE: World Rugby Rankings: Where We Stand After One Week Of The 2023 Rugby World Cup

Ireland Rugby World Cup: Group B Table

 Pool B
Teams  MP W D L BP PD Points
1 Ireland 3 3 0 0 2 +122 14
2 South Africa 3 2 0 1 2 +86 10
3 Scotland 1 0 0 1 0 -15 0
4 Tonga 1 0 0 1 0 -43 0
5 Romania 2 0 0 2 0 -158 0

(last updated 23rd September)

Irish Rugby Fixtures for the 2023 World Cup Group Stage

Date  Teams Venue Time (where to watch)
9/9 (Saturday) Ireland v Romania - 82-8 Stade de Bordeaux 2:30pm (Virgin Media)
16/9 (Saturday) Ireland v Tonga - 59-16 Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes 8pm (RTÉ 2)
23/9 (Saturday) Ireland v South Africa - 13-8 Stade de France, Paris 8pm (RTÉ 2)
7/10 (Saturday) Ireland v Scotland Stade de France, Paris 8pm (RTÉ 2)

Ireland Rugby World Cup Group - The rest of Pool B's Fixtures

  • Sunday 24th, September: Scotland v Tonga at 4:45pm, watch live on RTÉ.
  • Saturday 30th, September: Scotland v Romania at 8pm, watch live on RTÉ.
  • Sunday 1st, October: South Africa v Tonga at 8pm, watch live on RTÉ.
  • Sunday 8th, October: Tonga v Romania at 4:45pm, watch live on RTÉ.

Ireland Rugby World Cup - Other Pool B Results

  • Sunday 10th September: South Africa 18 -3 Scotland
  • Sunday 17th, September: South Africa 76-0 Romania

Ireland Rugby team's route to the final

In order for Ireland to lift the 2023 Rugby World Cup for the first time, they will either have to top their group or finish second to progress to the knockout stages.

Should Ireland finish first or second in Group B, they will likely meet either France or New Zealand in their quarter-final match.


Only Scotland can now stop Ireland from clinching a place in the quarterfinals. To do so, Scotland requires bonus point wins against Tonga and Romania as well as beating Ireland by 8 points or more.

Should Ireland, South Africa and Scotland finish on the same points, points difference will decide the top two places.

France's convincing win over the All Blacks, coupled with Ireland's impressive win over South Africa means that should Ireland beat Scotland in their final pool game, or lose by less than 8, they'll play New Zealand in the quarterfinal.


Ireland's Quarter-final permutations and venues

If Ireland tops Group B they will play the runner-up of Group A, likely New Zealand. on Saturday, October 14th at 8pm in the Stade De France.

If Ireland fails to top the group and finishes second in their group, they will play the winners of Group A, likely France, on Sunday, October 15th at 8pm in the Stade De France.

Ireland's game against South Africa on Sept 23 will be pivotal in deciding whether Ireland play either France or New Zealand.


Tickets for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Although limited, there a tickets still available for all of Ireland's Group B fixtures.

Details on purchasing tickets are available here.

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