Later this year, Scotland’s Rugby World Cup squad will play in their tenth tournament in France.
Having lost to both Japan and Ireland in 2019, Scotland will be looking for revenge against Ireland. However, they will be up against the world No. 1 and reigning champions South Africa.
In the 2023 Six Nations, Gregor Townsend’s side defeated Warren Gatland’s Wales and Steve Borthwick’s England, and will enter this World Cup on a high note.
Scotland Rugby World Cup squad 2023
Whenever the first Scotland squad is officially announced by the Scottish Rugby Union, this section will be updated with the full squad.
Scotland Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023
Rugby World Cup Pool B includes Scotland, South Africa, Ireland, Tonga, and Romania.
Sun 10 Sept Scotland v South Africa (Stade de Vélodrome, Marseille)
Sun 24 Sept Scotland v Tonga (Stade de Nice, Nice)
Sat 30 Sept Scotland v Romania (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)
Sat 7 Oct Scotland v Ireland (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)
The knockout stages will follow the same format as previous years, with teams from Pools A and B then Pools C and D meeting in the quarter-finals. So Wales and England could meet in the last eight, for example.
QF1 – Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D
QF2 – Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
QF3 – Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C
QF4 – Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B