When is the 2023 Rugby World Cup third-place play-off?

Courtney Lawes will call time on his Test playing days after Friday’s bronze final against Argentina – PA/Adam Davy

Argentina and England will face off in the match to determine third place after both teams fell short in the semi-finals. These two teams previously met in the pool stage, with England emerging victorious with a 27-10 win.

Steve Borthwick’s side appeared to be comfortably holding on in their semi-final, but South Africa staged a dramatic comeback in the final 10 minutes and clinched a narrow 16-15 victory in Paris.

The Springboks seemed destined for defeat as England’s kicking game dominated, but a late surge from RG Snyman’s try and Handre Pollard’s clutch kick with less than three minutes remaining secured a scrappy win for South Africa.

Meanwhile, Michael Cheika’s Argentina suffered a heavy defeat in their third Rugby World Cup semi-final appearance, as the All Blacks dominated Los Pumas in a devastating 44-6 rout to secure their place in the final.

This will be the Pumas’ third appearance in the third-place play-off, having won in 2007 and lost in 2015, but they have never reached the final.

When is the Match?

The bronze final between England and Argentina will take place on Friday, October 27, the day before the final. The game is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time, 9pm local time, and 4pm in Argentina.

Where is it?

Stade de France

Capacity: 80,023

Stade de France -
Stade de France -

In total, Stade de France has hosted 97 men’s test matches – Getty Images/Franck Fife

The third-place play-off will be held at the Stade de France in Paris. Argentina has only played at this venue once during the tournament, suffering a defeat against New Zealand in the semi-final. Similarly, England has also played at the Stade de France once during this World Cup, losing to South Africa in the semi-final.

The stadium was initially constructed for the 1998 FIFA World Cup and has since become the national stadium of France, as well as the home ground for the country’s rugby team. The first rugby match held here took place on February 7, 1998.

How to Watch on TV

ITV holds the exclusive broadcast rights for the Rugby World Cup in the UK. England’s semi-final match will be televised on ITV 1. For detailed analysis and commentary, check out Telegraph Sport’s coverage of the best TV commentators and pundits.

Radio commentary will be available exclusively on the BBC, accessible through Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra, and the BBC Sounds service. The BBC provides a tailored output for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. You can also follow the match on the Telegraph Sport live blog.

How Do I Get Tickets?

If tickets are still available, you can purchase them through the official Rugby World Cup ticket portal.

Argentina’s Results So Far

England’s Results So Far

Latest Odds

  • England: 1/3

  • Argentina: 5/2

  • Draw: 25/1

Odds correct as of October 24.

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