Rugby World Cup 2023 draw live: All you need to know

Rugby World Cup 2023 draw live: All you need to know
Rugby World Cup 2023 draw live: All you need to know France will host The Rugby World Cup in 2023, after beating South Africa and Ireland to stage the tournament one year before Paris hosts the 2024 Olympic Games. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Find out everything you need to know about the 2023 Rugby World Cup draw taking place in Paris on Monday afternoon.

What time is the 2023 Rugby World Cup draw?

The 2023 Rugby World Cup draw begins at 11.30am UK time (12.30pm local time).

Who has qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

So far, only teams that finished in the top three of their pools in the 2019 Rugby World Cup are guaranteed of their place.

That means the following teams are all in the pot; South Africa, New Zealand, England, Wales, Ireland, Australia, France, Japan, Scotland, Argentina, Italy, Fiji.

The rest of the teams will have to go through qualifiers in the next two years.

How does the 2023 Rugby World Cup draw work?

France will be the first team drawn as they are the host nation. Then all the teams in band five will be allocated a pool, followed by band four and so on, with top seeds in band one drawn last.

What are the seedings? Which teams are in top band?

Band One: South Africa, England, New Zealand, Wales

Band Two: Ireland, Australia, France, Japan

Band Three: Scotland, Argentina, Italy, Fiji

Band Four: Oceania 1 (likely Samoa), Europe 1 (likely Georgia), Americas 1 (likely USA), Asia/Pacific 1 (likely Tonga)

Band Five: Africa 1 (likely Namibia), Europe 2 (Portugal based on 2020 Rugby Europe Championship standings), Americas 2 (likely Canada/Uruguay), Final Qualifier Winner


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