Rugby World Cup 2023

Rugby World Cup 2023 will be held at nine stadiums in nine cities across France from 8 September to 28 October. Photo: Rugby World Cup 2023 website

Rugby World Cup 2023 | Venues: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne

Rugby World Cup 2023 will be held at nine stadiums in nine cities across France from 8 September to 28 October.

Rugby World Cup 2023

Rugby World Cup 2023 will be held at nine stadiums in nine cities across France from 8 September to 28 October. Photo: Rugby World Cup 2023 website

Rugby World Cup 2023 will be held at nine stadiums in nine cities across France from 8 September to 28 October.

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The oldest stadium selected as a host venue for Rugby World Cup 2023, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard was opened on 13 September 1931 and has since undergone three renovations, each one ahead of its use at a major football tournament. 

France’s rugby players first used the stadium on 24 November 2001 when Les Bleus ran in 12 tries to beat Fiji 77-10.

Six years later, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard – named after the businessman who purchased the land on which it was built – hosted three Rugby World Cup 2007 pool matches.

Scotland appeared in two of those, beating Portugal 56-10 and Italy 18-16, despite conceding the only try of the match.  

Samoa and the USA, meanwhile, contested a 46-point thriller and the former will return to play Argentina there in 2023 after qualifying as Oceania 1.

According to the tournament’s official website, four Rugby World Cup 2023 matches are scheduled to be played at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, with Australia, Argentina, Fiji, Italy and Samoa guaranteed to play in the ‘City of Design’.

Capacity: 42 152

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