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2023 Rugby World Cup Draw - England face Japan and Argentina in Pool D

  • The 2023 Rugby World Cup is being held in France
  • England face Japan and Argentina in Pool D
  • Scotland take on South Africa and Ireland in Pool B
  • Hosts France will play New Zealand and Italy in Pool A
  • Wales, Australia and Fiji contest Pool C
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England face and Argentina in Pool D at the 2023 Rugby World Cup (Getty Images)

The four pools have been confirmed for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. 

England face Japan and Argentina in Pool D. Eddie Jones’s side will be joined by either Samoa or Tonga and one of the United States, Canada or Uruguay.

The World Cup finalists are expected to win their group and face the second-placed side in Pool C before a semi-final showdown against the winner of Pool A or runner-up in Pool B. England could meet Wales in the quarter-finals.

“Argentina are an unbelievably passionate team. Everybody knows that,” Farrell said after the draw. “The way that they performed over this Rugby Championship that's just gone on is obviously fantastic.

“But at the same time there's a long time to go before the World Cup and there's a lot of time for everybody to improve and make a run for it. Everybody is looking to build to make sure that when the World Cup starts they'll be at their best.”

Scotland and Ireland face a tough task against reigning champions South Africa in Pool B. Hosts France were paired with New Zealand in Pool A and Wales will meet Australia and Fiji in Group D.

Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw


Pool A
Pool B
Pool C
Pool D
New Zealand South Africa Wales England
France Ireland Australia Japan
Italy Scotland Fiji Argentina
America 1 Asia-Pacific 1 Europe 1 Oceania 1
Africa 1 Europe 2 Final qualifier winner Americas 2
US

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