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2023 Rugby World Cup - It's Almost Time To Kick Off!

2023 Rugby World Cup - It's Almost Time To Kick Off!

It’s almost time to kick off! The Rugby World Cup 2023 begins on 8th September and will run for two months as 20 teams from across the globe battle it out to be crowned World Champions.

This year the venue is France, and the 48 matches will take place in 10 cities across the country.


The Webb Ellis trophy is gilded silver and stands at 38cm high. This iconic trophy is named after William Webb Ellis, the Rugby School pupil credited with inventing the game of rugby football in 1823 after showing ‘a fine disregard for the rules’ by catching the ball and running with it.


If you are not heading to France to watch the action live, the television is a fantastic way to enjoy the sport. For maximum entertainment, you may need access to various channels and to plan your viewing schedule to ensure you catch all the key matches.

Most would agree that rugby is one of the best sports to watch with friends and family. Savour the opportunity to celebrate the triumphs, commiserate over the losses and debate at length the finer details of why the referee made that decision or why x was substituted for y and is now back on the bench.


Whether you are watching the game at home or in the pub, in a small group or a rowdy crowd, get into the vibe by wearing your favourite rugby shirt. Roxtons has been selling Black and Blue vintage style rugby shirts for some years. Inspired by the 1871 Foundling Club members of the Rugby Football Union, these premium shirts are durable enough to play in yet comfortable enough to grab a beer in, whether at your clubhouse or in the local. Made of a heavyweight cotton, the ‘old school’ look is achieved by vintage dyes and a distressed wash to create a ‘lived in’ feel. The embroidered emblems and first match dates add to the story.


Check out Roxtons stores in Hungerford, Alresford and Stockbridge and online to select your chosen country or club and feel fully invested in the 2023 Rugby World Cup. You will find shirts representing a host of countries plus the popular England shirt now in both white and navy blue, adorned with the English rose logo.

Come on you boys!

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