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On July 21, 22 and 23, the city of Lillera is hosting two events to celebrate the future Rugby World Cup: the Rugby World Cup France 2023 train at Lille-Flandres station, as well as a rugby village , Republic Square.

Credit: Julien Sylvestre

It is in Lille that the “France 2023 rugby tour” will be performed on July 21, an event that will criss-cross France for 114 days until November 2022, during 51 stages. The next Rugby World Cup, organized in France from September 8 to October 28, 2023, with several matches at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium, will be presented there.

The program

Village Rugby

July 22-23, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Republic Square

For two days, discover or rediscover rugby with sports ambassadors and special activities:

  • Step into the augmented reality fan dressing room
  • Participate in the making of medals for the World Cup
  • Play and try to win tickets and prizes
  • Compete in a penalty shootout game
  • Test your melee power

rugby train

July 21-22-23, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Lille-Flandres station

Travel to the heart of rugby in a train specially fitted out for the World Cup:

  • Car 01: experience a rugby match between France and New Zealand, the most beautiful actions and test your strength in the scrum.
  • Car 02: discover the different living actions put in place to make the World Cup sustainable across France (learning program, chefs of the XV of gastronomy, World Cup of rugby-chair…)
  • Car 03: Which teams will participate in the World Cup? Check out their iconic jerseys and anthems in the locker room.
  • Car 04: Win tickets to the opening game of the World Cup, France v New Zealand and discover the trophy of the competition: the Webb Ellis trophy.

The Rugby World Cup in Lille

The calendar

Lille will have the chance to host France, England or Scotland at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium, during the competition organized from September 8 to 28
October 2023.

  • France – Uruguay: September 14
  • England – United States or Chile: September 23
  • Scotland – Romania: September 30
  • England – Samoa: October 7
  • Tonga or Hong Kong – Romania: October 8

See you on September 8 to celebrate the D-1 before the start of the competition!

More info on the Rugby World Cup 2023:

Rugby in Lille Aventure Nature

Learn about rugby at the “Lille Aventure Nature” holiday village, with the Lille Rugby Club IRIS.

See you on August 9 to 19, between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.on the Marx Dormoy Site, Avenue Butin.

More info about the event.



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