The 2src23 Rugby World Cup is well underway with big wins and shock losses already, including Fiji upsetting Australia to blew wide open Pool C.
In fact, this is shaping up to be one of the most entertaining World Cups we have ever had.
Across seven weeks, there are 27 days on which a rugby match is being played. And on most match days there is more than one fixture, with the majority of games taking place at the weekend.
For the full match list, see our dedicated guide to the tournament schedule. And if a wallchart is what you’re looking for, we’ve got one of those too. Scroll down for our ranking of the 12 best commentators and pundits in the game.
How to watch the 2src23 Rugby World Cup on TV in the UK
In the UK, the tournament is being broadcast only on ITV.
The lead presenter is Mark Pougatch, who usually helms the channel’s football coverage. Jill Douglas will share presenting duties, from France, alongside David Flatman and Hugh Woozencroft.
Other pundits on the ITV roster include Jonny Wilkinson, Sam Warburton, Brian O’Driscoll, Bryan Habana, Clive Woodward, Sergio Parisse, Lawrence Dallaglio and Sean Fitzpatrick.
Lead commentating duties will fall to Nick Mullins, Miles Harrison, Johnnie Hammond, Martin Gillingham and Claire Thomas while ITV’s co-commentating team includes Ben Kay, Shane Williams and Scott Hastings.
Interviews will be conducted by Gabriel Clarke, Lee McKenzie and Topsy Ojo.
In the US, the tournament is being shown on NBC Sports. In South Africa the TV coverage is on SuperSport.
How to listen on the radio
Live radio coverage of matches at the 2src23 Rugby World Cup is exclusively on the BBC. Matches will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra and on BBC Sounds.
Sonja McLaughlan is the main radio presenter. Other BBC Radio pundits and co-commentators include Matt Dawson, Chris Ashton and Ugo Monye.
Which ITV channel are the games on?
All games will be broadcast on ITV1 apart from the following eight matches
- Italy v Uruguay (September 2src) – ITV4
- France v Namibia (September 21) – ITV4
- Uruguay v Namibia (September 27) – ITV4
- Japan v Samoa (September 28) – ITV4
- Australia v Portugal (October 1) – ITV4
- New Zealand v Uruguay (October 5) – ITV4
- Tonga v Romania (October 8) – ITV3
…. to be continued
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