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Rugby World Cup 2023

9 September to 29 October 2023


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Free-to-view on Sky Open

  • 6 live matches free-to-air on Sky Open
  • One All Blacks Pool Match, Two Quarter Finals, One Semi Final, Bronze Final and Final

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Rugby World Cup 2023
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Rugby World Cup: All Blacks vs Springboks history spiced with intensity and intrigue

ANALYSIS: It was at a hotel at Disneyland in Tokyo where Rassie Erasmus gently applied the flames to the toes of Jerome Garces in 2019. 

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Rugby World Cup: South Africa shrug off Twickenham factor ahead of All Blacks battle

The Springboks have opened World Cup final week by immediately dismissing the relevance of their record victory over the All Blacks at Twickenham just prior to the global tournament’s kickoff in France.  

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Rugby World Cup: Springboks set sights on All Blacks in final – 'You're going to need 30 points'

Deep down the Springboks know they can dance with the All Blacks on the biggest rugby occasion of the year, no matter how ungainly the defending World Cup champions were in stumbling their way there.  

Rugby World Cup 2023 is here, where the best rugby teams in the world will head to France for their shot at glory.

Sky is the official broadcaster of Rugby World Cup 2023 in Aotearoa New Zealand, with all 48 matches available live and on-demand via Sky Sport and streaming on Sky Sport Now. Six matches will also be live free-to-air on Sky Open, with another six matches delayed.

We will be bringing customers te reo Māori commentary on every All Blacks / Kapa o Pango match, LIVE on Sky Sport 2. Join Te Aorere Pēwhairangi (Ngāti Porou) and Tūmamao Harawira (Ngāpuhi and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) for an immersive te reo Māori commentary experience. Viewers can choose to view our English language broadcast on Sky Sport 1 or select te reo Māori on Sky Sport 2, or toggle between the two.

The All Blacks take on the hosts France in what is set to be a thrilling opener between two of the tournament favourites. As contenders from around the globe aim for glory, a few teams emerge as the favourites. The likes of France, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia are well known as the powerhouses in the rugby world.

With the competition at its peak, no team will have an easy run. The unpredictability of rugby makes every match a thrilling spectacle, with the potential for underdogs to rise and giants to fall. 

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Te reo Māori Commentary
What is Sky offering for the Rugby World Cup in te reo Māori?

Sky has a long history of delivering te reo Māori sports commentary for various codes since 2008.

With the 2023 Rugby World Cup coinciding with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) from 11 – 17 September and Mahuru Māori (Māori language speaking month) starting from 15 September, Sky is supporting the revitalization of the Māori language by offering te reo Māori commentary with Te Aorere Pēwhairangi (Ngāti Porou) and Tūmamao Harawira (Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) which will be available Sky Open and Sky Sport 2. 

Find out how to access te reo Māori commentary here.