Rugby World Cup 2023 schedule: Semi-finals fixtures, dates and kick-off times

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The 2023 Rugby World Cup is down to the final four and England battle South Africa to join New Zealand in the final after the All Blacks hammered Argentina.

An entertaining pool stage saw France, Ireland, Wales and England top their groups, while New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Argentina finished as runners-up to set up a mouthwatering set of quarter-finals.

They delivered and then some. First Wales were edged by Argentina in Marseille, before the world No 1 side Ireland were left heartbroken in narrow four-point defeat to the resurgent All Blacks in Paris. England stumbled past Fiji with some dogged late defence on Sunday, and the last quarter-final was surely the best of the lot as South Africa beat France by one point in an epic encounter.

The first semi-final was rather one-sided as New Zealand thrashed Argentina 44-6 on Friday night. It means the All Blacks will face either reigning champions South Africa face Steve Borthwick’s England as the 2019 finalists prepare to meet on Saturday.

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When are the semi-finals?

Argentina 4-44 New Zealand, 8pm BST, Friday 20 October

South Africa v England, 8pm BST, Saturday 21 October

When is the Rugby World Cup final?

The tournament began in Paris on 8 September with the host nation facing New Zealand, and will conclude with the final, also at the capital city’s Stade de France, on 28 October.

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