Thursday, October 19th, 2023


World No. 2 New Zealand Faces Argentina This Friday at 3 p.m. ET Live Exclusively on Peacock

Defending Champion South Africa Meets England This Saturday at 3 p.m. ET Live Exclusively on Peacock in a Rematch of 2019 Rugby World Cup Final

More Than 100 Hours of Live Rugby World Cup Coverage Features Every Match Streaming Live on Peacock for Only $5.99/Month

2023 Rugby World Cup Final Live Saturday, October 28, at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock and CNBC; NBC to Present Encore Coverage on Sunday, October 29

STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 19, 2023 – NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2023 Rugby World Cup from France – featuring every match live on Peacock – continues this Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with both semifinals matches streaming live exclusively on Peacock.

Friday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock — New Zealand v. Argentina:

The All Blacks of New Zealand, winners of two of the past three Rugby World Cup titles (2011, 2015), defeated then-World No. 1 Ireland last weekend, 28-24, to advance to their fourth consecutive Semifinals.

Argentina, into the semifinals for the third time in the last five Rugby World Cups after a 29-17 win over Wales, seeks its first-ever Rugby World Cup Final.

Saturday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock – South Africa v. England:

Last weekend, The Springboks of South Africa defeated host-nation France in a thrilling 29-28 contest. South Africa, who beat England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final, and New Zealand are tied for the most championships in Rugby World Cup history (three).

England beat Fiji, 30-24, to advance to the semifinals for the second straight World Cup, after finishing as runners-up to South Africa in 2019.

The Rugby World Cup Final will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from Stade de France at 3 p.m. ET live on Peacock and CNBC. NBC Sports’ remaining 2023 Rugby World Cup match schedule is below.

Peacock is streaming all 48 matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup live from Sept. 8-Oct. 28, presenting more than 100 hours of live coverage from France, with full replays available of each match. To learn more about the 2023 Rugby World Cup on Peacock, which is available for $5.99/month, click here.

This year’s tournament is hosted by France, as the country prepares to host the 2024 Olympics in July of next year in its capital city of Paris. All Rugby World Cup matches are being held throughout the country at Stade de France, Stade de Toulouse, Stade de Marseille, OL Stadium, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Stade de Bordeaux, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Stade de Nice, and Stade de la Beaujoire.

Former USA Rugby captain Dan Lyle and Alex Corbisiero, who played internationally for England, will serve as studio hosts. Lyle was the captain of Team USA in the 1999 Rugby World Cup and was also a member of the team in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Corbisiero represented England in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

In addition to all 48 matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup streaming live, Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any streamer in the United States, including live coverage of Sunday Night Football, Olympic Games, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Big Ten football, and much more.  Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.

For commercial establishments looking to show the 2023 Rugby World Cup, it is available through Peacock Sports Pass. Peacock Sports Pass offers commercial establishments in the US access to select events from Peacock’s exclusive live sports content library, including the Rugby World Cup, Premier League, Big Ten football and basketball, and much more. To subscribe or to find out more information about Peacock Sports Pass, click here.

How to Watch – Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21 (all times ET):

    • Streaming: Peacock (LIVE),, NBC Sports app
    • TV: CNBC (LIVE), NBC


Date Matchup Time (ET) Platform
Fri., Oct. 20 Argentina v. New Zealand 3 p.m. Peacock
Sat., Oct. 21 England v. South Africa 3 p.m. Peacock
Fri., Oct. 27 Third-Place Match 3 p.m. Peacock
Sat., Oct. 28 Final 3 p.m. Peacock, CNBC
Sun., Oct. 29 Final Noon NBC*

*Encore presentation