Paris lights up to mark 100 days till Rugby World Cup

STORY: The tournament will kick off on September 8 in Paris as France hosts three-time winner New Zealand in a match-up between the teams ranked second and third in the world.

Matches will be played across nine venues in France as the current cup holder South Africa looks to clinch a record fourth title. They are in the same pool as Ireland, who are currently ranked number one in the world.

Chile will make their World Cup debut in the 2023 tournament.

The World Cup will culminate with the final on October 28 at the Stade de France, the same venue as the opening match.